“Some pretty disgraceful things have been normalised,” Nick Walkley, chief executive of Homes England, says, reflecting on diversity in property. But how do you change that?
Walkley and Tim Heatley, co-founder of regeneration specialist Capital & Centric, tell EG about Regeneration Brainery, a programme that connects 16-21 year-olds with mentors from across the industry. Consciously focusing on young people from diverse backgrounds who would not have family connections in property, Regeneration Brainery hopes to open up opportunities and give the next generation an "address book of contacts" to get ahead.
Listen to the latest Tomorrow’s Leaders podcast to find out why diversity matters to Heatley and Walkley and what the industry can do about it.