CIM Group announces new partnership with Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA (May 26, 2021) — CIM Group, a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender and developer, today announced its new partnership with Habitat for Humanity. As part of the partnership, CIM Group employees will participate in volunteer engagements across the U.S., and the company is making a financial donation that will support Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

“Since 1994, CIM Group has worked to enhance communities through essential real estate and infrastructure projects, and is committed to investing in programs that will benefit people in the communities where we live and work. We are thrilled to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve homes within these communities and make a positive impact on families in need of decent, affordable shelter,” said Avi Shemesh, co-founder and principal of CIM Group.

CIM Group’s donation will support the work of local Habitat organizations, beginning with affordable housing improvements in Atlanta, where CIM Group has developments, and Los Angeles, where CIM Group is headquartered. Atlanta Habitat for Humanity plans to use the funding to partner with a local family to build a new home. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will receive funding to apply toward its Home Preservation program — an initiative that prevents family displacement by providing critical home repairs for the health and safety of the household. Additional U.S. Habitat organizations, where CIM Group has offices, will also be supported by CIM Group’s partnership.

“CIM Group and Habitat have a shared commitment to serve and enhance our communities,” said Sue Henderson, vice president of U.S. operations at Habitat for Humanity International. “We are grateful to have them on board as a partner and look forward to continuing to advance safe, decent and affordable housing together.”

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity found its earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on an interracial community farm in south Georgia. Since its founding in 1976, the Christian housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

About CIM Group

CIM is a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender and developer. Since 1994, CIM has sought to create value in projects and positively impact the lives of people in communities across the Americas by delivering more than $60 billion of essential real estate and infrastructure projects. CIM’s diverse team of experts applies its broad knowledge and disciplined approach through hands-on management of real assets from due diligence to operations through disposition. CIM strives to make a meaningful difference in the world by executing key environmental, social and governance initiatives and enhancing each community in which it invests. For more information, visit