SVN COO Diane K. Danielson Posits that Inclusion Provides Competitive Edge

Boston, MA, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To better understand and deal with the serious demographic challenges facing the commercial real estate industry, including an aging workforce, SVN International Corp. chief operating officer Diane K. Danielson has written a white paper about the need for diversity and inclusion in the industry. The white paper, entitled “It’s Time for the Commercial Real Estate Industry to Focus on Diversity and Inclusion,” is available now for download from the SVN website at

Numerous studies have shown that a diverse workforce provides many benefits, including improved problem-solving and better financial performance. Yet, as an industry, commercial real estate has lagged in attracting women and minorities to its ranks. Ms. Danielson’s paper delineates why diversity when coupled with inclusionary efforts offers so many competitive advantages, and provides specific ideas on how to achieve it.

Diane K. Danielson, who has been COO at SVN since 2012, has spent the majority of her twenty-five year career as an advocate for women. This past April, CREW Boston recognized Ms. Danielson for her work in promoting women in the industry with its 2019 Leadership Award.

“The world is changing, and commercial real estate needs to keep up if it is to remain competitive and viable,” said Diane K. Danielson. “Diversity is not a ‘check the box’ human resources assignment. Companies need to take concrete steps to make their workplaces more inclusive and open to a diverse workforce.”

About SVN International Corp.
The SVN organization is a globally recognized commercial real estate entity united by a shared vision of creating value for clients, colleagues and communities. Currently, SVN comprises over 1,600 advisors and staff working in more than 200 offices across the globe. SVN’s brand pillars represent the transparency, innovation and inclusivity that enable all our advisors to collaborate effectively with the entire real estate industry on behalf of our clients. SVN’s unique Shared Value Network® is just one of the many ways that SVN Advisors create outsize value for all stakeholders. For more information, visit


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