Vanessa Curtis is a chartered surveyor with more than 16 decades of business working experience doing work with company occupiers of authentic estate, advising on portfolio technique, transactions, information governance and risk mitigation. She is a fellow for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and sits on its governing council.  

At CBRE, Curtis is a senior director in the firm’s technologies, media and telecoms enterprise and chairs CBRE’s Skill Community, which she founded with a colleague. The network is now over 700 persons sturdy across the United kingdom and Ireland, with new branches in the U.S. and Singapore. She also sits on CBRE’s UK and Ireland DEI steering committee.  

Curtis is founder and chair of Capacity in Genuine Estate, or AbilityRE, a nonprofit organisation started to push inclusion, recognition and employment prospects for people with disabilities, neurodiversity, psychological wellness or long-time period health and fitness ailments inside of the true estate and constructed surroundings sectors. AbilityRE is effective with organisations and governing bodies across authentic estate, which include individuals concerned in surveying, organizing, architecture, building, services management and engineering.

Curtis has ADHD and is the very pleased father or mother and advocate for two neurodiverse sons. She was shown as a top “neurodiversity evangelist” in 2023 by neurodiversity advocacy team ND by Structure. In her spare time, she serves as the DEI ambassador for the CoreNet World-wide Uk chapter and sits on the DisabilityIn EMEA council. She coaches U7 and women’s football, has two canines and a snake, and loves swimming and scuba diving.


Jennifer Offord is co-founder of AbilityRE and the Neurodiversity in Setting up community. Open to all, these teams aid allyship, share fantastic methods and increase discussions about inclusive design and style across the built natural environment professions.

An AchieveAbility dyslexia advocate, Offord sits on the Olympic Park developed environment obtain panel. She was part of steering teams for the British Standard Institute’s PAS 6463: Structure for the Brain and the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Inclusive Style Overlay. These initiatives are aimed at modifying the way the property industry thinks about neurodiversity through task lifetime cycles.

In her day-to-day do the job, Offord is a senior progress manager at Enfield Council’s Meridian H2o project and a Public Observe associate.

Offord was recognised as an EG Upcoming Leader in 2021 and a Female of Influence by The Planner in 2022.

Offord concluded an MBA in serious estate and construction at the University University of Estate Management. By means of this, she formulated an open design of inclusion for neurodiversity that takes advantage of gaming and codesign to foster communication and support sensory and information and facts processing variances within just challenge groups. The model shifts the notion of accessibility, developing an natural environment in which every person in the team has a job to participate in in lowering limitations to inclusion.