FCP® announces its commitment to a partnership with Project Destined, a social impact education and investment platform that specializes in training youth. The partnership will support Project Destined’s growing platform serving students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
FCP team members will participate in an 8-week long virtual summer internship with Project Destined students. The students will spend their time learning about the fundamentals of real estate, hearing from industry leaders, and preparing for bi-weekly “Shark Tank” style pitch competitions where students will present a live real estate deal to a panel of judges. FCP will directly support 10 students participating in the program from universities in Washington, DC, including Howard University. Team members will be serving as mentors by helping students prepare for the bi-weekly pitch competitions and providing insight and advice on the real estate industry. FCP will join the program’s Executive Speaker Series and will contribute a judge to the final deal competition.
“We are excited to partner with FCP to prepare this incredible group of students for a career in commercial real estate,” said Project Destined Co-Founder Cedric Bobo. “The real estate industry provides unparalleled opportunities to build a great career while also impacting your community and your city. This internship program will ensure that these students are ready to take on that challenge.”
“FCP is honored and thrilled to partner with Project Destined. This internship program provides a robust real-world experience to prepare students for successful careers. Our FCP team members are enthusiastic about serving as mentors to grow talent within the real estate industry.” said Summer Haltli, Senior Vice President for Strategic Management and Sustainability.
FCP is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that values diversity of backgrounds and thought. For more information on our diversity and ESG practices, please visit www.fcpdc.com/responsibility.
FCP® is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $8.3 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests directly and with operating partners in commercial and residential assets. The firm makes equity and mezzanine investments in income-producing and development properties. Based in Chevy Chase, MD, FCP invests both its commingled, discretionary funds and separate accounts targeted at major real estate markets in the United States. For further information on FCP, please visit www.fcpdc.com.
About Project Destined
Project Destined is a leading social impact platform that provides training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and real estate. Founded in 2016, Project Destined partners with corporations, schools and non-profits to deliver training using its proprietary e-learning platform and live courses. Project Destined leverages a work-based learning approach where students work with executives to evaluate live deals in their community and present them in a pitch competition to industry leaders. Scholars emerge with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks that prepare them to secure a strong first job and to become stakeholders in their community. For more information, please visit projectdestined.com.