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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Building Lasting Connections

The relationships you establish with a solid network of like-minded peers and professionals will serve you well after you've received your degree.

Program MS in Real Estate Development
Average Age 32
Average Work Experience 8 yrs
Female 29%
Minority (US only) 32%
International 11%


What students and alumni have to say about our Arlington-based MRED program....

“For me, the program has led to a unique, three dimensional understanding of the machinery that drives the development process and the industry itself. Lessons I have learned in the classroom have already been applicable to my work in land planning and affordable housing.”
- Josh Fornwalt ‘18, Proposal Manager, JLL

“Every class in the MRED program is taught by leaders in the industry; utilizes relevant applications around real estate, construction, and finance; and the team projects prepared me for real-life scenarios. But the best part of the program was forging all the professional connections and relationships!”
- Stephanie Moumen '16, Sr. Project Manager, Orr Partners

“Not only were the academic courses interesting and pertinent, but all the resources that were made available for us – like the workshops, conferences, and industry gatherings – have integrated the students into the area’s real estate scene.”
- Gunn Prag ‘15, Managing Partner, Venue LLC

“As the son of a real estate developer, I had a lifetime of insight into how a development company operates but lacked the financial models to manage a company for maximum profitability and success. Mason’s program has given me the knowledge and confidence I needed to pursue my goal of starting my own company.”
- Chris Oursler ‘14, Senior Associate, Rooney Properties

“Obtaining my masters in real estate not only helped me achieve my career goals, but strategically expanded my professional network as well”
- Malcolm Van de Riet ’13, City President, LMR, a Lennar Company

“Mason’s program offers comprehensive coverage of the real estate development process. The insights I gained -- such as how the pro forma and the market drive deals and impact decisions -- allow me to bring more than just legal knowledge to the issues confronting my clients.”
- Karen Cohen ‘12, Shareholder, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.