MWBE Unite, Inc. the one-stop platform for diverse suppliers in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) announces the appointment of John M. Vazquez as a Board Director, effective immediately.
MWBE Unite, a platform supplier incubated by JRT Realty, is a significant step forward in bridging diverse suppliers and client needs to create accessible opportunities by syndicating M/WBEs firms and talented CRE individuals with the goal of advancing inclusionary practices across all aspects of the built environment. Working with MWBE Unite drives a unique opportunity for organizations to meet their diversity commitments while also taking advantage of quality industry expertise. “We are extremely honored to have John Vazquez join us on this journey to move the diversity needle in the CRE sector. His expertise and guidance will help MWBE Unite accelerate our progress,” said Pay Wu, President of MWBE Unite.
Real Estate executive and transformational workplace thought leader, John M. Vazquez most recently served as the SVP of Global Real Estate and Global Supply Chain for Verizon. John has a stellar career in managing and transforming Verizon’s 100M square feet of administrative, technical, and retail real estate and recently served on the Executive Board of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and continues to work with the leadership team as an advisor.
MWBE Unite will benefit tremendously from John’s track record as the global head of real estate for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, JPMC, MetLife and Verizon. He offers deep understanding on supply chain concerns, having sourced and managed more than $50 billion in global spend across logistics, reverse supply chain, asset monetization and optimization, inventory management, product development & manufacturing and procurement. His commitments to diversity continuously set new heights for the industry, having accomplished significant diverse spend across the real estate and facilities life cycle for many companies.
“Diversity in CRE has been a life-long mission that threads through my career as a Hispanic Executive, and I am thrilled to join the MWBE Unite Board and its mission of advancing supplier and workforce diversity,” said Vazquez.
About MWBE Unite, Inc
MWBE Unite, Inc. offers credentialed expertise across the full range of programmatic services that cover the greatest needs/challenges currently faced by the real estate industry. The power of MWBE Unite enables organizations to meet billion-dollar supplier diversity commitments and achieve Tier 1 and Tier 2 status from their real estate lifecycle spend. Real estate, as the third largest selling, general and administrative spend category is an untapped lever in achieving ESG and DEI goals, across all dimensions of services and assets. MWBE Unite is the solution to generational challenges with generational impact.
About JRT Realty
JRT is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), National Minority Business Council (NMBC) and numerous other state and local entities. Today, the company is recognized as an industry leader and the nation’s largest certified WBE commercial real estate firm. The company’s benchmark for superior service enables non-profits, federal, state and City governments, as well as Fortune 500 and institutional clients to achieve their diversity participation and spending goals through innovative business solutions. JRT provides a full range of customized client services, including strategic planning, corporate real estate portfolio management, tenant representation, leasing and property marketing, and investment sales.