MBA Presents PNC Bank with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

SAN DIEGO (February 11, 2019) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced at its2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo that PNC Bank has been awarded the 2019 Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award. PNC was selected as this year’s winner for making significant strides in gender equality through its Men as Allies program.

“This year’s award submissions from member companies were nothing short of spectacular, but PNC stood out for its purposeful efforts to ensure that men are recognizing and overcoming their own unconscious biases and actively operating as allies for women in the workplace,” said Christopher M. George, 2019 MBA Chairman, and founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial. “By helping male employees make a difference and realize the impact their voice has on gender inequality, the Men as Allies program is creating an equal playing field for women through increased mentorship, professional development and most notably, hiring and promoting women at all levels, including the senior level.”

“PNC is pleased to be recognized for our efforts in strengthening an enterprise-wide culture of gender equality through all organizational levels and geographies,” said Greg Jordan, PNC Financial Services Group general counsel and chief administrative officer, and Men As Allies executive sponsor. “Our Men as Allies program, with participants from all areas of our business and significant leadership from PNC Real Estate, underscores the importance of men advocating for women and all diverse employees. The program reinforces our commitment to creating an inclusive organization that empowers, celebrates, connects and inspires women, and we’re proud that the MBA agrees that Men As Allies is a differentiator.”

The award was accepted by PNC Executive Vice President Diana Reid and Tim Steward, co-head of Midland Loan Services. For more information on PNC’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit:

Now in its third year of recognizing member companies in commercial real estate finance, MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award was developed to celebrate company initiatives that were specifically developed and designed to increase internal diversity and inclusion within a company’s leadership and employee base. This award commends the hard work, dedication and creativity in the creation of exemplary programs that focus on achieving organizational diversity and inclusion.

Company initiatives were scored by a group of judges consisting of MBA staff and a member company. The companies were scored based on: the quality of their overall submission; identification of a target audience and annual goals; demonstration of a tangible benefit to participants and the overall enterprise; replicability of the program; innovative program approaches; and program success in broadening the culture of the organization through the values of diversity and inclusion.



The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets, to expand homeownership, and to extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,300 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, REITs, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies, and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site:


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