NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate finance company, and Project Destined, a leading social impact platform that offers training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and in Real Estate, have partnered to provide personalized CRE career path mentoring to a select group of students during the fall 2021 academic semester.
Project Destined, founded by former Carlyle Group leader Cedric Bobo, has partnered with over 100 leading real estate companies and over 70 universities across the country to provide various students with paid virtual internship opportunities. where they explore the real estate industry and ownership through real estate live. real estate transactions in various cities across the United States As part of the program, Greystone mentors will work one-on-one with undergraduates from New York’s CUNY system to hone their presentation knowledge and skills, and participate in high stakes scholarship competitions.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with Project Destined, as the entire curriculum is formulated to prepare students for success from the start, allowing mentees to build lifelong relationships with experts in the field and ‘be mentored with an entrepreneurial spirit in mind,’ said Steve Rosenberg, CEO and Founder of Greystone. “We are committed to being a leader in diversity efforts for the CRE industry, and are so impressed with what Cedric has been able to accomplish with Project Destined – we are thrilled to play a role in developing emerging and diverse leaders in real real estate financing and investment.
“Like the well-respected companies before them, Greystone recognizes the need for change in their industry and is playing an active role in shifting the needle to create career opportunities for black and brown students and graduates,” said Mr. Bobo. “Greystone’s unique position in the industry as a leading national multi-family lender with a caring culture will provide a distinctive experience for their mentees, and they will derive an immense amount of knowledge and connections from that experience. “
Greystone is a national private commercial real estate finance company with an established reputation as a leader in multi-family and healthcare finance, having been ranked among the top lenders by FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in these sectors. Loans are offered by Greystone Servicing Company LLC, Greystone Funding Company LLC and / or other companies affiliated with Greystone. For more information, visit www.greystone.com.
About the intended project
Project Destined is a leading social impact platform that offers training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and real estate. Project Destined partners with businesses, schools, and nonprofits to deliver training using its proprietary online learning platform and live lessons. Project Destined relies on a workplace learning approach where students work with executives to assess offers live in their community and present them in a pitch competition to industry leaders. Fellows emerge with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks that prepare them to land a solid first job and become actors in their community. For more information, please visit projectdestiné.com.