Community Values

Commercial real estate is a people business, one built on strong relationships with those we interact with every day—our tenants, our associates, our suppliers, and members of the community. Duke Realty’s wellness, community outreach, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives strive to strengthen the bonds we have with all of our stakeholders.


We encourage Duke Realty associates and their families to live a healthy lifestyle and support them in that endeavor with a dynamic and inclusive wellness program. The program promotes all aspects of wellness—including health, fitness, financial and mental health—through interactive programs, online resources, and generous incentives.

Community Outreach

We show our support for our communities through personal volunteer efforts and financial contributions to organizations that rely on the generosity of others. Our associates participate in volunteer/community activities, and we support those who do by providing each associate with two paid community days per year.

One of these paid community days is used on an annual, company-wide Day of Service when associates in every Duke Realty office volunteer with local organizations in their communities on the same day. We also match associates’ contributions to not-for-profit organizations dollar for dollar.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Developing and sustaining relationships that value our differences provides a foundation for our business success. Our diversity, equity and inclusion program is dedicated to education, awareness, and advocacy—within our company, in our communities, and in our business and partner relationships. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council leads efforts to increase and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion through events, recognitions, and other initiatives—such as our conversation on racial inequality with Duke Realty associates. We’re committed to being part of the solution. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.


Our efforts have earned us awards from within our industry as well as the communities we serve, including numerous Healthiest Employer awards, Best Places to Work awards, and awards recognizing our inclusion and employee development efforts. See our Awards.