San Francisco, Calif. – BPM was recently recognized as the winner of the ELEVATE Break the Ceiling: Corporate Leadership Award, at the 2nd Annual Gala Honoring Diversity & Women's Leadership in Commercial Real Estate. This honor is awarded to a company that promotes equality in the workplace and that has strong programs in place to advance women and/or culturally diverse employees within the commercial real estate industry. BPM was the only CPA firm included among the thirteen firms nominated for this award.
“We are honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Jackie Matsumura, Partner at BPM and co-leader of the Firm’s Real Estate Industry Group. “Our recognition speaks to the core values of our Firm and the out-of-the-box and cutting edge ideas that are supported by our partners, recognizing that we must continuously adapt to change.”
Since its inception in 1986, BPM has identified diversity and inclusion as a key driver of innovation and business growth – with 55% of the Firm’s senior managers or directors comprised of women and 24% of its partners as women.
“Our Real Estate group is comprised of individuals from different practice groups, levels of experience and backgrounds – this is what makes our team strong and what enables us to provide our real estate clients with a diverse range of services and perspectives,” added Mark Leverette, co-leader of BPM’s Real Estate Industry Group.
BPM’s commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace is well established. The Firm was voted as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women” by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and American Women’s Society of CPAs for the second year in a row. Most recently, BPM ranked as the number one “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, in the Large Firm Category by Accounting Today.
Through BPM’s Women’s Initiative Now! (WIN) program, the firm focused on opportunities that enhance gender diversity in leadership roles within BPM and in the community. Specifically, program goals are designed to: (1) ensure a culture that enhances the retention and recruitment of women employees; (2) enhances personal development at different stages of women’s careers and; (3) increases the awareness of female success.
To learn more about BPM’s Real Estate Industry Group, click here.
CREW SF, CREW SV, and East Bay CREW have partnered with The Registry to produce the 2ndAnnual ELEVATE, an iconic Bay Area-wide celebration of women in the commercial real estate industry. The event honors employers who have implemented programs promoting greater diversity in the workplace, and it also shines a special light on exemplary women and men and stand-out CREW members who are making a positive impact in today’s real estate industry
BPM for Real Estate
BPM’s Real Estate Industry Group is skillfully positioned to provide comprehensive “one-stop” accounting, tax and consulting services to those in the real estate industry, such as investors, developers, managers, REITs, and family-owned real estate enterprises. In this way, you can focus your time and efforts on the management and operations of your business instead. Our real estate accountants and consultants understand the regulatory and business challenges facing your industry and are dedicated to staying ahead of the curve to help you navigate a changing market. Our experience enables us to assist you with complex transactions involving the formation of real estate funds, acquisitions, development, disposition, investment and management of properties. Given the volatility of the real estate market in today’s economic climate, managing your real estate investment is no easy feat. As rules and regulations constantly change and the landscape becomes increasingly complex, calling on expert guidance can drastically reduce your worries and provide you with the peace-of-mind in knowing that your real estate assets are being taken care of.
To begin maximizing your property potential, contact a member of BPM’s Real Estate group.