CIM Group, Centennial Yards Partner with Project REAP to Advance Diversity in CRE
CIM Group and Centennial Yards Company, the master developer of a $5 billion mixed-use development in downtown Atlanta, have entered into a strategic Atlanta-based partnership with Project REAP, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the commercial real estate industry.
Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) offers education, mentoring and networking for professionals of color in the commercial real estate industry. The organization is supported by commercial real estate businesses and trade organizations, and its curriculum covers a variety of fundamentals such as financial analysis, valuation, asset and property management, investment sales, development and market and lease analysis over a 10-week program.
Since 2011, REAP has had an active program in Atlanta providing a well-rounded curriculum and connecting talented professionals from underrepresented populations with career opportunities. Mentors from CIM Group and Centennial Yards will work with Project REAP by participating in town halls and forums, networking, mentorship and faculty opportunities.
Photo: Centennial Yards courtesy Dbox for Centennial Yards
Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group.
When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.