The ubiquitous presence of tower cranes is often cited as a visible sign of Chicago’s vibrant real estate market. Each tower crane represents significant development, in excess of $100 million, and in many instances over $1 billion of construction activity and related professional services. Last year, approximately 60 tower cranes punctuated Chicago’s skyline, and yet none of these development projects were led by minorities. Few, if any, minorities participated in any meaningful way in the development of these projects. This is a discouraging fact, particularly in a city as diverse as Chicago, which is 1/3 African American and 1/3 Latinx. This disparity highlights a significant absence of inclusion and equity in the commercial development industry.