Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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At Jamestown, our Guiding Principles foster an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion for our employees, tenants, and vendors. Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Jamestown mean welcoming all voices, beliefs, and experiences in creating a culture that inspires and furthers our innovative workplace and properties.

Jamestown’s Historic Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • 2012 – Launch of Community Job Training Program at Ponce City Market
  • 2015 – Jamestown Women’s Initiative established
  • 2018 – Began publicly reporting the firm’s diversity and inclusion metrics
  • 2019 – Jamestown Women’s Initiative transitions to form the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Increased recruitment focus at HBCUs and for other underrepresented groups
  • 2020 – Juneteenth added as a company holiday; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion added as Jamestown Foundation Philanthropic pillar
  • 2021 – Internal LGBTQ+ Meet and Greet Lunch in celebration of Pride Month; Launch of the two Affinity Groups: Pan African Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Black Men’s Coalition
  • 2022 – Partnership with Transformation Journeys Worldwide; LGBTQ+ Affinity Group launched

Who is Jamestown?

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Jamestown’s DEI Focus Areas Are Tied to Our Guiding Principles


Partnering with organizations in the communities where Jamestown owns properties


Recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce


Uplifting employee voices and ideas to create an inclusive workplace and community


Engaging employees through thoughtful company programming and meaningful discussions led by intercultural partners


Engaging a diverse group of vendors and tenants across all levels of our business

Integrating DEI into Business

At Jamestown, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. As a part of this work, we have launched six DEI-focused subgroups that allow for employees across the organization to engage in achieving Jamestown DEI goals.

Employee Recruitment and Retention

Recruit diverse talent at all levels of the business and in all departments; create strategies to encourage retention of diverse employees

Supplier Diversity

Track companywide use of MFBE venders and develop strategies to increase use of diverse vendors across portfolio and company

Portfolio Diversity

Review and support initiatives that increase the diversity of the Jamestown tenant base

Support Equitable Economic Development

Develop strategies to foster more equitable economic development in communities where Jamestown owns properties and highlight initiatives that are already in place

Community Jobs Program Initiative

Build out portfolio wide community jobs program for development projects based on program at Ponce City Market during first phase of development

DEI Programming

Develop informative and culturally aware programming for Jamestown employees

Investor Relations

Work with Investor Relations to maintain DEI collateral that is provided to current and potential Premier investors

Partnerships and Industry Highlights

  • Project Destined – Project Destined is a leading social impact platform that provides training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and real estate. Project Destined leverages a work-based learning approach where students work with executives to evaluate live deals in their community and present them in a pitch competition to industry leaders. Scholars emerge with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks that prepare them to secure a strong first job and become stakeholders in their community. Jamestown sponsored two classes of Project Destined interns providing mentorship and guidance the summer of 2022.
  • University Settlement – Jamestown partnered with College Passport to create an internship program giving NYC-area high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn about future career opportunities in commercial real estate, as well as college readiness, financial aid processes, and the college application process.
  • PREA Foundation – The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Foundation’s mission is to further the interests and values of the institutional real estate investment community by advancing industry-wide diversity and inclusion. Members of Jamestown’s Investor Relations team are active members of PREA. Jamestown’s contributions to the Foundation have supported PREA’s program with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) that is a first-of-its-kind real estate training program for qualified Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates.
  • ILPA – The ILPA Diversity in Action initiative brings together limited partners and general partners who share a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the private equity industry. The goal of the initiative is to motivate market participants to engage in the journey towards becoming more diverse and inclusive and to build momentum around the adoption of specific actions that advance DEI over time. Jamestown is a signatory of the Diversity in Action initiative and has committed to actions that advance diversity and inclusion, both within the organization and the industry more broadly.


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