The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), a leading industry trade organization of real estate professionals and home builders, awarded its Past Presidents Scholarship to incoming George Mason University MS in Real Estate Development student Bobby Klancher during a reception at Founders Hall in Arlington.
The scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester to recognize one incoming MS in Real Estate Development student who reflects NVBIA’s dedication to developing thriving residential communities in the Washington, D.C. region. Preference is given to residents of Virginia, with at least two years of professional work experience in some sector of the residential home building industry including brokers, architects, civil engineers, construction managers, lenders, and real estate attorneys.
This semester’s awardee, Bobby Klancher, is a land use planner with Bowman Consulting Group in Leesburg. He works closely with government officials, developers, and other stakeholders to facilitate land use decisions within Loudon County, Virginia. The scholarship was awarded to Klancher by Scott Plein, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and a past president of NVBIA.
Plein also welcomed the incoming spring semester students to the real estate program. This semester’s new students come with strong backgrounds in real estate development, investment, affordable housing, government agency leasing, planning, and acquisitions.
“You are joining a network of students and professionals that will be really important in your lives,” said Plein. “We look forward to you making an impact on our communities.”