JRT Realty announces formation of MWBE Unite, Inc., Pay Wu named as President

by REW May 6, 2022

JRT Realty Group, the largest woman-owned commercial real estate
firm in the country, is pleased to announce that seasoned corporate real estate executive Pay Wu will
serve as President of the newly formed MWBE Unite, Inc. This standalone Commercial Real Estate
(CRE) platform supplier will pave the way for 100 percent Minority and Women participation, offering
services that include strategic program management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
advisory, social impact construction, development and management and property technologies. Jodi
Pulice, Founder & CEO at JRT, will serve as CEO.

MWBE Unite is a significant step forward in bridging CRE supplier and workforce diversity gaps and
creating accessible opportunities within those spaces. This one-stop shop will bring together M/WBEs
and talented CRE individuals with the ultimate goal of advancing inclusionary practices across all aspects
of the built environment. Working with MWBE Unite will also present a unique opportunity for
organizations to meet their diversity commitments while also taking advantage of high-level industry
expertise. The latest in Jodi Pulice’s lifelong work to create career-building pathways and generational
growth, this new entity will extend these ideals and offer credentialed expertise across services that cover
the greatest challenges currently faced by the real estate industry, particularly those that pertain to
achieving ESG and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals.

“MWBE Unite’s sole mission is to advance supplier and workforce diversity–a mission that is incredibly
important to building for Next Gen diverse capabilities–and it fills me with great pride and confidence to
have such an accomplished woman at the helm,” Pulice said. “Pay Wu is incredibly qualified to lead this
charge, and with JRT’s support behind MWBE Unite, this new venture is poised to hit the ground running
and bring the industry best-in-class service from qualified and diverse professionals.”

Pay Wu, a proven leader in transformation at scale, most recently led Cushman & Wakefield’s
outsourcing corporate services business in the Americas East Region, spanning Consulting, Transactions
Management, Project Development Services and Facilities Management. Prior to C&W, Wu was an SVP
at TD Bank’s North American Corporate Real Estate and VP, Head of Americas Region for American
Express. Wu also comes from an extensive background in professional services consulting with Deloitte
and Arthur Andersen.

“Diversity is a fact and inclusion is a choice that individuals and companies must consciously make,” said
Wu. “Building on that, equity is the outcome of choice. Organizing supplier and workforce diversity in CRE
requires deliberate focus to action, and organizations such as MWBE Unite are important industry
boosters. In collaboration with traditional providers, MWBE Unite will enable companies to meet their
supplier diversity and ESG commitments and achieve Tier 1 and 2 status from their real estate lifecycle

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