Project aims to mentor a diverse generation of Houston real estate leaders

by Patrick Regan

The Howard Hughes Corporation is partnering with Project Destined to mentor a more diverse generation of new leaders in Houston’s real estate industry, a news release said.

Project Destined teaches financial literacy and real estate investment strategies to teens and young adults from underserved communities. It matches students with internship opportunities and allows them to assess local real estate deals, introducing the market to young adults who otherwise may have little to no exposure to how real estate works.

The Howard Hughes Corporation, one of the nation’s leading developers of master-planned and mixed-use properties, will match mentors with student interns in the Project Destined program, which includes training and competitive team pitch presentations.

“Project Destined shares HHC’s commitment to helping create an industry that is representative of the many communities it serves,” David O’Reilly, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, said in the news release. “The Howard Hughes Corporation is proud to partner with Project Destined as our organizations expand together and help foster a pipeline for diverse, talented employees and initiatives across the country.”

The collaboration will begin with the spring semester program focused on real estate investment and property management. Project Destined has brought its programming to dozens of cities and universities across the country and for the first time will offer its programs in the Houston area.

“I am particularly excited to launch this partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation because of the clear potential that I see for both Project Destined and for HHC as well as for a more diverse real estate industry at large,” said Project Destined founder Cedric Bobo.

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