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MRED Degree Benefits Real Estate Careers

Advanced industry knowledge, expanded professional network, unparalleled insider access: these are just a few of the benefits of George Mason’s Masters in Real Estate Development, a cross-disciplinary MRED degree drawing on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, School of Public Policy, and Volgenau School of Engineering. And these benefits are hugely impactful on our students real estate careers.

Mason’s MRED degree has the unique advantage of having access to the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship. The center acts as a catalyst between the MS in Real Estate Development program and the real estate industry. It provides students with a forum for professional development and offers them unique opportunities to connect with the real estate development community. These learning and networking opportunities are invaluable for students as they grow in their real estate careers while in the program and after graduation.

Below are a few of the offerings the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship provides to Mason real estate development students and alumni.

Professional Development Workshops
Taught by the area’s leading real estate development experts and attended by development professionals throughout the region, these topic-specific sessions offer students and alumni additional knowledge and skills in the Real Estate industry to continue to grow in your career.

Case Study Tours
These small group sessions give MS in Real Estate Development students an up-close look at the most innovative and successful projects underway in the capital region. Students get unique behind the scenes access to the projects and the companies that worked on them.

Role Model Thursdays
Aimed at mentoring and networking, each month two real estate professionals discuss lessons learned along their career paths and what skills are most important to success in the real estate industry at a casual event held exclusively for Mason MRED degree students and alumni.

Partnerships and Conference Sponsorships
Working with the area’s premiere professional associations, the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship sponsors regional conferences on topics of immediate relevance to the development industry, and is also a sponsor for Delta Associates’ quarterly report, Housing Outlook.

Annual Real Estate Leadership Lecture
This signature event provides a new generation of real estate development professionals with a rare opportunity to share in the wisdom and wit of the visionary leaders who have shaped and continue to define the capital region.

Learn more about the MRED degree and the real estate career benefits you can leverage with it.

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Bob Wulff

I am director of George Mason University's Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and MS in Real Estate Development. I have more than 35 years of Washington, D.C., area real estate industry experience. Most recently, I served as senior vice president at B. F. Saul Company where I was responsible for acquisition and development of projects for the firm's $6 billion real estate portfolio. I also served as executive vice president at Hazel Land Company and vice president at The Peterson Companies. I've spent time as an investment banker with Smith Barney Harris Upham Company in New York City in their corporate finance division and also served as deputy development director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the UDAG program.

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