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Learn to Develop and Operate Apartments in the New Experience Economy

Consumers and tenants increasingly prefer goods, services, and places that provide engagement and experiences. Successful real estate developers and managers now incorporate effective place-making, activate common areas and gathering spaces, and program events to differentiate and add value to their properties. Learn about best practices, new ideas, disruption, opportunities and challenges in this ever-changing experience […]

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Building Resilience To More Extreme Weather Days

Weather, insurance and building experts predicted that the Washington D.C. area will likely see more extremely hot days, more days with heavy rain, less snowy days, and more localized flooding.  The vulnerabilities of buildings to this more volatile environment were the focus of “Designing for Extremes: Building a Resilient City”, a day-long symposium on building […]

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Developer Embraces Industry Changes

Katherine Bonnafé, the CEO of retail property developer Combined Properties, addressed students, alumni and faculty of the George Mason Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) program during the launch of the spring semester last January 17. Bonnafé encouraged the students to embrace change as the one constant throughout their careers in the real estate industry. Combined […]

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Industry Experts Study Amazon HQ2’s Housing Impact

George Mason University’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE), the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR), and the Northern Virginia Apartment Association (NVAA) presented “Amazon HQ2: Impact on Local Housing Markets”, a symposium on the potential impact of the Amazon HQ2 project on housing demand, supply, and pricing in Northern Virginia. The symposium was held last December […]

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