Regency Partners With Project Destined to Further CRE Education for Underrepresented Students

Regency Centers announced its strategic partnership with Project Destined, a leading social impact platform that’s building the next generation of owners and leaders in real estate.

Project Destined provides a vehicle to introduce underrepresented students from more than 350 colleges and universities to the world of commercial real estate. With the support of 250+ firms, Project Destined has provided 7,000+ students with financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and real estate training. The program equips participants with targeted support focused on talent acquisition, retention, and community engagement.


Regency’s first group of Project Destined students comes to us from Florida A&M University and the University of Miami. The group will participate in a live deal pitch competition, where they will be judged against other groups who are mentored by various organizations partnering with Project Destined.

Within one year of completing the program, a reported 70% of Project Destined alums secure a job, whether full-time or internships, in real estate and related sectors.


Thomas-Bolton-1-squareWe are proud to partner with Project Destined,” said Thomas Bolton, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Community Impact Specialist, Regency Centers. “We are passionate about helping improve real estate education for traditionally underrepresented students — including those attending HBCUs — to ultimately increase diversity across the real estate industry.

Regency Centers is a preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers located in suburban trade areas with compelling demographics. Learn more about Regency’s efforts in Corporate Responsibility here.