George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Real Estate Executive Named George Mason Real Estate Program Director

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Bob Wulff, a real estate industry executive with more than 35 years of experience, has been named director of George Mason's Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and MS in Real Estate Development.


"George Mason has established an outstanding academic platform for educating the Washington, D.C., region's next generation of real estate developers, financiers, and planners," says Wulff. "As Mason's real estate program enters its fifth year, my goal is to generate a strong and constant dialogue with the real estate industry in order to better understand the industry's training and research needs and then to marshal Mason's considerable intellectual resources to serve those needs."

Most recently, he served as senior vice president at B. F. Saul Company where he was responsible for acquisition and development of projects for the firm's $6 billion real estate portfolio. Prior to joining B. F. Saul he served as executive vice president at Hazel Land Company and vice president at The Peterson Companies, where he directed all stages of greenfield and infill developments from site planning and architectural design through construction budgeting to marketing and sales. He helped create a variety of signature, high-density, mixed-use projects encompassing more than 30 million square feet in the National Capital Region. These projects earned more than 20 national and regional awards for excellence in architecture, landscape design, and smart growth.

Prior to his private sector career, Wulff was an investment banker with Smith Barney Harris Upham Company in New York City in their corporate finance division. He also served as deputy development director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the UDAG program where he was responsible for underwriting more than $1 billion of debt/equity investment for a variety of residential and commercial real estate projects in urban markets throughout the U.S.—all structured as public-private partnerships.

Wulff has also held academic appointments as an adjunct professor at UCLA's School of Architecture and Urban Planning and assistant professor at the University of South Florida's Anthropology Department. He has also taught a variety of planning and real estate courses at the University of Maryland and the Urban Land Institute.

Learn more about George Mason's Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and MS in Real Estate Development at business.gmu.edu/realestate.