Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

At Berkadia, we believe People Matter. In an industry that historically has not been reflective of the diverse world in which we operate, it is our commitment to our colleagues and partners that we drive change and positively impact the communities we serve. That’s why we proudly stand behind BELONG, a cornerstone of our values-based culture dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce with diverse perspectives that enable us to become a better Berkadia.​ 

Berkadia's Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs,  BeWIN, BePROUD+ and BeUNITED, are voluntary, employee-led groups that create a safe space for employees to share ideas and foster opportunities to learn about each other’s cultures, backgrounds and experiences.

BeWin: Berkadia's Women's ERG

BeWIN’s mission is to develop, mentor and promote initiatives that focus on the diverse women’s community and allies at Berkadia to support career growth and advancement. Their purpose is to facilitate the development and maturation of strong connections, and support women across the company, while creating a safe place for women to grow in their CRE careers.

BeProud+: Berkadia's LGBTQ+ ERG

BePROUD+’s mission is to foster and cultivate community, mentorship, professional development and networking opportunities among Berkadia’s diverse LGBTQ+ employees and allies. Their purpose is to address underrepresentation and eliminate barriers for Berkadia’s LGBTQ+ employee base to promote diversity and retention in order to better achieve shared business outcomes.

BeUnited: Berkadia's Multicultural ERG

BeUNITED’s purpose is to create a network focused on empowering, connecting, developing, and supporting​​​​​​​ employees regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality thus resulting in a stronger, united workforce. They are committed to honoring and celebrating multicultural identities and embracing diversity among the different dimensions of race, ethnicity, culture and beyond.

Berkadia Way

Our culture, or Berkadia Way as we know it, encourages us to truly see people as people, with unique needs, challenges, and objectives. We take this into consideration when working with each other, engaging our clients, and supporting our communities. Thus, instilling a mindset that fosters our shared commitment to self-accountability helps us see our impact on each other and adjust our efforts accordingly. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is at the core of this mindset, and we believe that we are uniquely positioned to meet current and future aspirations because of it.

BERKADIA ONE FORUM

In March 2023, Berkadians, clients, and partners gathered in Charleston, South Carolina for our inaugural Berkadia ONE Forum. This industry-leading event was designed to promote the interests of minority-led commercial real estate firms and executives of color through engaging discussions and energizing activities.

“It was the first time that I had been in a space with my peers where we could have meaningful conversations about some of the challenges we shared.”

Daryl Jones, The Integral Group

News AND INSIGHTS

Access the latest market-driven insights and research from Berkadia.

Insights

Berkadia Recognizes CRE Trailblazer Ken Lombard with Inaugural Impact Award  

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Berkadia Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work

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Women Empowerment in Action

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People Matter – And So Does Representation

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What it Means to be Berkadia

My calling as an HR professional stems from my expertise in forging meaningful relationships with people, along with generating solution-oriented HR processes.

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Saugat Roy

Senior Manager
Global Production Operations

Berkadia has also accepted me for me and created a safe environment where I can bring my authentic self to work every day. I feel like Berkadia is a unique employer that allows individuals to flourish and bring their perspectives and personalities to the table every step of their career journey!

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Emma Petersen

Director
Talent Acquisition

When people tell you that you have to be a lifelong learner – it’s true. Also, it’s clear that Berkadia’s value that “We Love Our Jobs” is true in the workplace.

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Ben Petrulis

Intern
Mortgage Banking

I believe I am most passionate about the future-facing aspect of the role, [analysts] are the first to really ‘build the story’ of how the property will develop in tandem with economic trends.

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Robert Dinkins

Investment Sales Analyst

The best advice I could give to my younger self is don’t be afraid to try something new and always be open to learning.

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Meghan Pellens

Director – Production Operations, Analytics

What drew me to Berkadia were the people – the culture and the emphasis that is placed in that culture. It truly feels like a place that wants to build you up and help you succeed.

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Eglae Recchia

Senior Vice President – Product

My advice would be to stay receptive and develop a curiosity and knack for questioning. Be confident and believe that you will be able to achieve anything with your efforts and diligence.

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Nitya Shukla

Assistant Manager
Global Production Operations

I’m passionate about collaboration and helping others solve problems in a creative way. I’m excited to leverage more of Berkadia’s technology platform, data resources and tools in order to help our clients achieve their investment goals.

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Maura Spellman

Associate
Investment Sales – Philadelphia

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Career Opportunities

Here At Berkadia, We Believe People Matter.

In fact, our people are the heart and soul of everything we do. That’s why we employ the top CRE professionals in our industry, and make sure we invest in their personal development and training. With a focus on innovation and insights, we set the bar high – and keep it there – so that we provide best-in-class service for our clients.

As part of our commitment to diversity, Berkadia is a proud partner of CREW and Project Destined.

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