Making Space Matter with Derrick Mashore of CBRE
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February is Black History Month. To celebrate, we are airing a weekly four-episode series featuring exceptional African American leaders. I hope you will be inspired by these amazing leaders, just as I was, and share their stories with those you love and admire.


Joining me today is a longtime friend and someone whom I’ve always admired, Derrick Mashore. Derrick is a Senior Vice President for Advisory and Transactions Services at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Over the course of his 30-year career, Derrick has been an attorney, focusing on corporate law, representing international institutions and Fortune 500 clients; an Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield; and a Managing Director at JLL. Additionally, in 2002, he founded Concordis Advisors, the largest national commercial real estate services company wholly owned and operated by minority professionals.


Having tons of experience in the business, I am thrilled to have Derrick on the podcast to share his insights and wisdom. In our conversation, Derrick speaks about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, his personal story of being a pioneer in the commercial real estate industry, how he is driving change, what a work environment can really do for productivity, and how to be a truly impactful leader.


As a voice of change, optimism, and empowerment, Derrick truly gave me a lot of hope for the future of the industry. This was a powerful conversation that I’m sure will bring you a lot of hope as well.


Key Takeaways:

[:08] About this month’s special four-episode series.

[1:26] About today’s episode with Derrick Mashore!

[2:43] Derrick shares about what he does in his current role as Senior Vice President of CBRE.

[3:46] What is a physical and metaphysical environment? How does Derrick explain this concept to his clients?

[4:47] Derrick shares about his journey into the business, how and why he first got into the field, his early career, the minority gap in this industry, and what inspired him to become the kind of leader that he is today.

[11:57] Reflecting on how we first met and what the environment looked like at the time.

[13:22] About the genesis of Derrick’s incredible commercial real estate services company, Concordis Advisors.

[15:56] Derrick reflects on the course of his career and shares what he has noticed in terms of similarities and differences with diversity and inclusion amongst the companies he has worked for and with.

[20:44] Does Derrick ever get tired as a black leader?

[23:24] How does Derrick think about leadership? What are some of the characteristics that we need from leaders today that we have not seen historically? What are some of the most important things you can do to be an impactful leader?

[31:02] Derrick defines what metaphysical means, as well as the importance of having your physical and metaphysical space connected.

[33:11] Derrick shares his predictions on the future of working from home.

[36:06] How does Derrick see this companies’ investment approach changing, coming out of this COVID era?

[40:24] Thanking Derrick for joining the Fifth Dimensional Leadership podcast!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Derrick Mashore’s LinkedIn


Concordis Advisors


Cushman & Wakefield

Billie Jean King


About Fifth Dimensional Leadership & Ginny Clarke Fifth-Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership — knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness and activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert currently leading executive recruiting at a Fortune 20 tech company, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted, and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and stages.   Every other week, a new edition of Fifth-Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management   Stay Connected! To find more episodes or learn more, visit: Connect with her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube
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