Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the George Mason Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MRED) program will move classes to the university’s Arlington campus. Arlington classes will be held primarily in Founders Hall. In addition to 35 classrooms and 256,000 square feet of office space, Founders Hall also houses a 160,000-square-foot parking garage, library, bookstore, auditorium and outdoor plaza. This move to Arlington is part of a strategy by School of Management (SOM) Dean Sarah Nutter to better meet the needs of SOM’s working students.
“Our students are increasingly coming to us from home and work locations in Arlington/DC core areas and we’d like to make getting to class as convenient for as many of our students as possible,” said Program Director Bob Wulff. “With impressive new facilities, a vibrant urban setting, and access to Metro, we’re excited to have our students take advantage of everything the Arlington campus has to offer.”
Students in the Mason real estate master’s program will complete core coursework on the Arlington campus, with the option of completing their electives in either Arlington or on the Fairfax campus. This coming Fall, three MRED courses —Real Estate Development Fundamentals, Real Estate Market Research and Real Estate Analysis and Valuation—will be offered in Arlington. All Mason MRED program classes will continue to be offered in the evenings.