During his presentation, Senior Director Deryl Deese highlighted the tremendous potential of Commercial Real Estate as a wealth-building tool. However, he also shed light on the stark disparities that exist within this field. While white males have historically enjoyed the benefits and rewards of this industry, people of color and women have been systematically excluded from equal opportunities. Past policies have deliberately limited their access to essential resources, perpetuating inequality. Deese emphasized the disheartening reality that even in the present day, the allocation of financial resources remains surprisingly skewed. It is imperative that society collectively addresses these inequities and strives to create a more inclusive and equitable landscape for all aspiring professionals in Commercial Real Estate.