WPA Diversity Seminar


Real Estate Balance Managing Director, Kaela Fenn-Smith, speaks at WPA Diversity Seminar. 

Real Estate Balance Managing Director, Kaela Fenn-Smith, joined a diverse expert panel to explore the opportunities and challenges for increasing diversity and inclusion in central London’s property industry on 9 July hosted by Grosvenor.

At the breakfast seminar, organised for WPA members, the panel discussed the steps real estate professionals can take to create meaningful change. Kaela gave an overview of Real Estate Balance’s key projects, including the ground breaking Toolkit, and the results of the findings of the Real Estate Balance/PwC survey, Fast tracking gender balance in real estate, 2019. She then explored the relevance of these to other aspects of diversity and inclusion.

It was a fascinating and really inspiring discussion. "As always, it was fantastic listening to personal experiences that continue to shape our thinking and show us how more there is to do across our sector." Kaela Fenn-Smith

Speakers included:

  • Amanda Sheppard, Grosvenor GBI/WPA NextGen committee (Moderator)
  • Brian Bickell, WPA Board Member; Freehold Board member; Chief Executive of Shaftesbury PLC
  • Kaela Fenn-Smith, Managing Director of Real Estate Balance
  • Alisha Morenike Fisher, Co-Founder of Black Females in Architecture
  • Priya Shah, Founder of BAME in Property