Dear CBA Members and Friends,
This has been a challenging year for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested us, and we are proud of the way our CBA community has come together to support one another.
While our world is already struggling, recent acts of violence, including the tragic murder of George Floyd, remind us that overt racism, as well as less-obvious injustices, are the reality for our Black American siblings. This moment has highlighted inequalities that have existed in our society for centuries.
Violence against Black people must end, and ingrained systems of oppression must be challenged. We stand in solidarity with courageous protesters around the country. We value the millions of voices that will not be silent against violence and racism.
Individually, we must all look inward and consider where our own prejudices lie. We must begin to do the work of shifting our biases. As a community, we must create a dialogue for progress. We can use our positions of power in the real estate community to help advance equity through housing and career opportunities, and by holding our leaders accountable.
For our part, CBA will continue to be an association of growth and acceptance. We will work to find ways to become more welcoming to everyone. As an industry, while we build up our city, we will build communities of respect.
We are hopeful for a future of health, peace, and equity. Let's be there for one another.
Commercial Brokers Association