George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Learn from the Best and the Brightest

"Mason's program affords its students the ability to learn from some of the best professionals within the industry who eat, sleep and breathe real estate." - Samantha Steketee '14

Our Masters in Real Estate Development faculty live, work, and consult in the Washington, D.C., area and draw on their real-world experience to enrich classroom instruction—partnering with business leaders and bringing relevant professional experience and new insights into the classroom. In addition to their teaching duties, they serve as your mentors and are involved in every aspect of your educational program.

They also do outside research in their areas of expertise—whether it’s real estate finance, sustainability, civil engineering, or real estate policy. Many of our instructors have achieved international renown because of their ground-breaking research, and Anthony Sanders, Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance, frequently testifies on Capitol Hill regarding the U.S. mortgage crisis.

Some of the instructors who teach in the George Mason Masters in Real Estate Development include:

Marty Almquist

Marty Almquist

Real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience in commercial leasing transactions and specializing in landlord and tenant representation in the Northern Virginia market

Patrick Connors

Patrick Connors

Executive and lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in real estate secured financing in the Washington, D.C., region

John Crockett

John Crockett, PhD

CFA with expertise in performance of real estate markets, role of real estate in corporate strategy, managerial applications of economic analysis

Michael Curran

Michael Curran, JD

Real estate executive with expertise in strategic planning, growth initiatives, and real estate finance

Kat Grimsley

Kat Grimsley, PhD

Director of the MS in Real Estate Development program, NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, and member of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Real Estate Market Advisory Group.

Brian Grindall

Brian Grindall, JD

Lawyer practicing in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and corporate governance as well as restructurings and work-outs

Alex Gross

Alex Gross

Real estate executive with experience in the areas of real estate tax, asset management, financial underwriting, and valuation analysis

Mark Hassinger

Mark Hassinger

Real estate executive with more than 30 years of experience providing expertise in development management, land search and acquisitions, and marketing

Coleman Rector

Coleman Rector

An expert in the development process from beginning to end with a deep understanding of finance, commercial construction, the entitlement process, sales/leasing, and property management

Michael Vanderpool

Michael Vanderpool, JD

Lawyer and real estate developer with experience in every aspect of the law as it applies to real estate development, including formation of legal entities, negotiation of acquisition contracts, zoning, financing, operating, and disposition of real estate assets

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