Tanya Mitchell most recently served as Director of Human Resources and DEI Initiatives for The Davis Companies. In addition to her HR duties, she played a leading role in advancing the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda. Ms. Mitchell came to TDC with extensive experience in operations and project management, human resources, and diversity & inclusion and supplier diversity. Tanya worked for the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for eight years, most recently as the Acting Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance Real Estate Project Administrator. Additionally, Ms. Mitchell managed the federal Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Program as the program’s certification specialist. Prior to Massport, Ms. Mitchell held strategic, analytical and management roles at Talbots Inc (NYSE: TLB), The TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) and The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company (Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (AD.AS)). In her role as Massport’s Acting Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance Real Estate Project Administrator, Ms. Mitchell worked closely with the TDC team that was responsible for the 1,054-room Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, developed by TDC and opening this fall. The Omni project broke new ground in terms of diversity & inclusion in a public private partnership, with the significant participation of minority-and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) in the design and construction of the hotel, as well as from 37 locally based minority investors in the equity capitalization of the venture. Notably, the project team included the first joint venture between one of Boston’s largest construction management firms and a minority-owned general contractor, as well as an architectural services partnership that led Moody Nolan, the largest minority-owned architectural firm in the United States, to establish a permanent office in Boston. Tanya is also an alumna of ULI/REAP Academy Project
Wed Apr 10 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Nassau Suite
The seminal ULI 2022 publication "10 Principles for Embedding Racial Equity in Real Estate Development" highlights the need for real estate practitioners to recognize the power of language and lifts up an imperative for a shared language around racial equity in real estate. A new ULI report, "Racial Equity Terms for Real Estate Leaders," aims to elevate widely accepted definitions and help specific terms come alive for real estate professionals by demonstrating applications in real estate and development practice. In this session, learn more about the new resource and hear how real estate leaders are building their understanding of and advancing action on core concepts including antiracism, equitable development, inclusion, and more.