These Vancouver realtors are taking a stand for the LGBTQ+ community

Jul 29 2019, 8:44 pm

Vancouver is home to a plethora of real estate firms, but they’re not all doing the same work.

We’re talking about the initiatives they have in place to embrace culture and support the local community. Oakwyn Realty, a fast-growing real estate brokerage based in the city, is a prime example of a company that’s doing this, and so much more.

Oakwyn’s objective when they first started was to operate with a progressive collaborative business model that innovates at every step, and they’re working to set new standards for service and satisfaction. The company is committed to empowering others and facilitates events such as the Sleep Out for the Covenant House and WOO (Women of Oakwyn).

At present, Oakwyn Realty is leading the real estate industry to publicly support Vancouver’s LGBTQ+ community.

At the forefront of diversity in the workplace, the team at Oakwyn are using their platform, their voice as a corporation, and their many dedicated agents, to change what it means to be a real estate company.

“Oakwyn is focused on supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Vancouver, firstly, by making an inclusive environment for people in these communities,” says Morgan Browne, a co-founder and partner at Oakwyn Realty.

This year, the organization orchestrated a Pride photoshoot involving their 300+ agents, hosted a Happy Hour Fundraiser for all agents and their families during Pride Week, and they have also been campaigning on social media. To add to this, Oakwyn is running agent features, highlighting the agents who make a continuous effort to celebrate Pride.

Oakwyn Realty is passionate about putting people first and being inclusive of a diverse, progressive community. Browne believes that by being committed to empowering others, facilitating events, and using their platform to present purposeful community charities and associates, are just some effective ways Vancouver companies can better embrace culture in the workplace and in the local community.

This includes the following:

  • “Getting more people involved.”
  • “Encouraging tolerant environments for people who are in the LGBTQ+ community.”
  • “Organizing events and meet-ups to create a safe ground for individuals in the community.”

If Browne could make one positive change for Vancouver today, “it would be to encourage diversity in corporate structures and how Oakwyn does this is by living by some of their core values: working to embrace change and drive change, creating a community, and putting people first.”

Stay up-to-date with the organization’s latest community projects by following Oakwyn Realty on Instagram.