As executive vice president of operations and corporate counsel for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), Jessica Edgerton oversees key operational areas, including technology, learning and development.
In 2020, she took on the role of overseeing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives. "Addressing how we in the real estate industry can fight against the realities of racism and injustice in our world has been an important part of my work this past year," says Edgerton.
Under her leadership, LeadingRE is building alliances with inclusivity-based organizations, developing new plans to support members in their diversity recruitment efforts, creating an information co-op for members and expanding its library of fair housing resources.
"As business leaders, we must be intentional about making this an inclusive profession."
Edgerton also led the development of the company's COVID-19 safety initiatives for both members and agents, noting how important homes have become to the human condition due to the outbreak of the pandemic.