The MISSION of BCREN is to provide a community of connection, idea sharing, support, and mentorship for Black members of the commercial real estate industry with the intent of increasing our voice and presence. To connect with schools and youth organizations, and to provide Black youth with an awareness of the real estate field and of professional opportunities within the industry.
Derith Jarvis is a Senior Vice President at JLL and an experienced executive with a reputation for providing leadership and achieving results in a dynamic business environment. Derith is helping to lead several Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives in JLL as well as Co-Leading JLL's Black Professionals Network in Dallas. As a leader and Co-Founder of the BCREN, Derith is committed to the education, promotion, professional development, and recruitment of minorities in Commercial Real Estate.
Dustin Sutton is a Business Development Manager and Commercial Real Estate Manager for Meissner Jacquet, a Commercial Real Estate Services company in San Diego, California. Dustin brings over 17 years of sales, marketing, and real estate experience. Dustin has a passion for helping others and giving back to the community through various initiatives. Most recently, Dustin has shown his commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts by co-founding and organizing the BCREN.
Mark Allen is a Senior Vice President in the Multifamily Services group at Colliers International, and the leader of the Allen Multifamily Team where he specializes in both market rate workforce and select affordable housing assets. He thrives on being a results driven connector of seasoned commercial real estate professionals as well as the aspiring. Mark is an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council Political Action and Diversity & Inclusion Committees and a Certified Council Investment Member (CCIM).