Take part in our industry-wide survey on EDI

News / 01.09.2022

We've launched our 2023 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) survey – the most comprehensive study on EDI in the industry and now in its fourth edition.

Every two years we carry out the sector-wide survey to understand the experiences of people working in property and examine the drivers and barriers to progress.

The results help uncover the key issues and identify priorities so action can be taken to accelerate change.

If you are working in the UK real estate industry, take part in our survey here!

The data will be published in early 2023 to help build an accurate picture of where the industry currently stands on EDI and its direction of travel. The results will enable the industry to develop and share best practice and identify current barriers to representation. The data can also be used by organisations as a benchmarking tool against which they can measure their own EDI progress.

By gathering up-to-date data and adding to the evidence base it has been building since 2017, we aim to unravel the complexities behind the issues and respond through its campaigns, publications and policies.

With the launch of the 2023 survey, we are now calling on the whole of the real estate industry to get behind the initiative. As in previous years, data will be gathered via two separate surveys, the Company and Employee survey.

While the Company survey is about real estate organisations (or the real estate part of a business) and is to be completed by HR Directors or equivalent seniority, the employee survey is about individual experiences of people working in property and answers are sought from a diverse range of people at all grades right across the industry.

Both surveys are completely anonymous and you have until Monday 3 October to take part.

Speaking about the survey, Sue Brown, Managing Director of Real Estate Balance, said:

“I’m delighted to announce the launch of our 2023 EDI survey.

"Gathering data in this way helps uncover all the great work already taking place as well as seeing where change is needed most.

"I’d like to encourage absolutely everyone working in real estate to take part – whatever your age, gender, race, background, role and level of experience.

"The information you contribute will not only ensure we publish data that’s valuable to the whole sector, but will also enable us to proactively address industry imbalances through our campaigns – ultimately creating a more representative and fairer real estate sector where everyone loves working and feels able to thrive.”