The project aims to mentor a diverse generation of real estate leaders in Houston

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

Project Destined teaches financial literacy and real estate investing strategies to teens and young adults in underserved communities. It connects students with internship opportunities and allows them to assess local real estate transactions, introducing the market to young adults who would otherwise have little or no exposure to the workings of real estate.

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

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

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

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

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