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Janet Palmisano

Janet Palmisano is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions team at the George Mason University School of Business.

Is the Future of Real Estate Capital Online?

At a recent event for Mason MS in Real Estate Development students, the topic was crowdfunding and Fundrise’s Jared Perlmutter was on hand to explain the pros, cons and possibilities of adding crowdsourced funds to the capital stack. He was joined by Brian Benninghoff, partner, Buchanan Partners, who shared his firm’s recent experience using crowdsourced […]

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Mason Real Estate Students Take First Place Again!

Yes, they did it again! For the second year in a row, the Mason MS in Real Estate Development team has won first place in the annual NAIOP Capital Challenge Intercollegiate Real Estate Case Competition.  This is the third time in four years that George Mason has come out on top in a challenging field […]

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Financing Small Scale Development

Real estate developers face unique challenges assembling the capital stack to fund small scale development projects.  Without access to money center banks—and often regional banks—they must go to friends and family and credit cards.  But these funds only go so far.  Where do they go next? That was the subject of a recent standing-room-only workshop […]

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How to Build a Real Estate Development Career

Building a real estate development career is much like building a building. You must draw up blueprints. Then you can lay the foundation and soon after support beams are going in. Before you know it, you’ve got walls and you’re putting on the finishing touches. Much like building a building, there is a process that […]

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