CIM Group & Affiliate Centennial Yards Company Announce Expanded Partnership with Project Destined to Mentor Underserved Youth in Atlanta

Staff Report

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

CIM Group, a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender and developer, and its affiliate Centennial Yards Company, the master developer of a $5 billion mixed-use development in Downtown Atlanta, announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Project Destined, a leading social impact investment and education platform that provides apprenticeship-style training to students and military veterans seeking careers in the commercial real estate industry.

Since its founding in 2016, Project Destined has worked with more than 4,500 participants in 35 cities across the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. CIM Group and Centennial Yards Company’s partnership will support Project Destined and its mission to provide training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and real estate to students from underserved communities in Atlanta.

In early 2022, CIM Group partnered with Project Destined in Los Angeles to teach participants the fundamentals of commercial real estate, including themed workshops, asset tours, and an executive speaker series across an intensive eight-week period.

"CIM Group values our partnership with Project Destined as it brings leadership to building diversity, equity and inclusion in the real estate industry. Since affiliating with Project Destined earlier this year, we have seen firsthand how the programs can aid in developing skills and enriching the professional opportunities for these young future leaders," said Avi Shemesh, Co-Founder and Principal, CIM Group.