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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Gross, Alex

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Academic Unit:Real Estate Development
Position:Adjunct Professor
Education:
  • MS - Real Estate, Johns Hopkins University
  • Masters - International Affairs, Columbia University
  • BA - Latin American Studies, University of Michigan
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Alex Gross is president of Advantage Properties Inc. and Advantage Properties Consulting LLC. He joined Advantage Properties in 2003 and launched Advantage Properties Consulting in 2009. For Consulting, he provides strategic real estate tax advice to over 50 clients with properties located throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

In addition to his consulting efforts, Gross also oversees a 1,200 unit multifamily apartment portfolio valued at over $150M located in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. For the existing portfolio, Gross provides asset management services as well as financial underwriting and valuation analysis for potential dispositions and/or debt restructuring. For potential acquisitions, he actively engages the broker community and other relationships to source attractive deals, and works with lenders and equity partners to structure the transactions.

Gross is an adjunct professor in the Master's in Real Estate Development Program at George Mason University where he teaches Real Estate Investments. He has published two articles titled “Investors in Real Estate: Know Where You Stand” in April 2009 and “Brazil’s Housing Market Set to Take Off” in March 2010.

Prior to joining Advantage Properties, Inc., Gross worked in strategic planning for AT&T where he analyzed business results and supported the Executive Leadership Team. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs in its emerging markets research group where he covered Brazil. He also worked at the Americas Society where he developed specialized programs that addressed investment issues facing the Americas.