JPAR Recognized as a Top Franchise for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2023

In a testament to their unwavering commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, JPAR®, a growing name in the real estate industry, has received the prestigious title of a 2023 Top Franchise for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Entrepreneur. This recognition serves as a resounding endorsement of JPAR’s dedication to promoting inclusivity, not just within their corporate culture but also among their franchisees and agents.

What sets this accolade apart is Entrepreneur’s distinctive ranking system for this award category, which relies on subjective editorial assessment rather than numerical rankings. The brands that make the list are selected based on several factors, including their incentives to support underrepresented groups, the diversity within their franchisee ranks, the composition of their leadership team, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Laura O’Connor, President & COO of JPAR’s Affiliate Network, expressed her delight, saying, “We are truly honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur as a top franchise for diversity, equity, and inclusion. At JPAR, we have always believed in the strength of bringing together people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to help ensure we are building a brand that is representative of the communities we serve; this acknowledgment reaffirms our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for our franchisees and team members.”

Chastity Davenport, SVP of Expansion at JPAR’s Affiliate Network, has been at the forefront of JPAR’s efforts to support owners from a variety of geographic and demographic backgrounds. “By being intentional in our outreach, 50% of new owners that opened affiliated offices nationwide came from diverse groups that are under-represented in real estate leadership roles. To be one of only a handful of real estate brands represented across the entire franchise space makes this recognition especially meaningful.”

JPAR has demonstrated its dedication to DEI through various initiatives, including franchise fee discounts for veterans and contributions to nonprofit organizations that align with the communities served by their new owners. The organization also actively contributes to initiatives supported by their affiliates at the local level, such as the Polar Plunge fundraising activities for Special Olympics or natural disaster relief.

JPAR’s recognition as a 2023 Top Franchise for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion clearly reflects their dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive franchise system.

About JPAR’s Affiliated Network:

JPAR’s affiliate platform empowers independent brokerage owners across the nation to tap into the programs, platform, network, and guidance of one of the nation’s leading growth brands. Owners can access the same benefits that helped the flagship operations grow to a market-leader position for a set flat fee. The onboarding process and personalized business coaching have proven effective for both startups and conversions, with agent growth typically more than doubling in the first year after affiliation. JPAR – Affiliated Network has 46 offices representing buyers and sellers in 27 states and Washington D.C.

In conclusion, JPAR’s recognition as a 2023 Top Franchise for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only a testament to their commitment to promoting inclusivity but also a shining example of their dedication to creating a diverse and inclusive franchise system. This recognition highlights their success in bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, making JPAR a truly representative brand of the communities it serves. As they continue to empower independent brokerage owners and support underrepresented groups, JPAR sets an inspiring example for the real estate industry and beyond.


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