George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Programs and Initiatives

To further its mission of advancing real estate research and education, the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship sponsors the following programs and events. If you are interested in joining us on these initiatives—or would like to propose other ventures in support of real estate education and research in the national capital region—we welcome your ideas.

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Taught by the area's leading subject-matter experts and attended by development professionals throughout the region, these topic-specific workshops cover subjects such as "The Art and Science of Parking Real Estate Projects," "Due Diligence for Commercial Real Estate Transactions," Project Management for Real Estate Professionals," and "Business Development for the Real Estate Industry." Also offered: sessions on Excel and Argus for real estate financial analysis.


Partnerships and Conference Sponsorships

Working with the area's premiere professional associations, the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship sponsors regional conferences on topics of immediate relevance to the development industry. Recent events have focused on emergence of the DC micro-unit and the state of the Northern Virginia apartment market. The center has also entered into a joint venture with Delta Associates as a sponsor of their highly regarded quarterly report, Retail Outlook and with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as sponsor of their quarterly Multihousing Market Outlook.

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These small group sessions give MS in Real Estate Development students and other area professionals an up-close look at the most innovative and successful projects underway in the capital region. Left: Mason students and guests with the Hines project team at CityCentre DC.



Role Model Thursdays

Held exclusively for Mason MS in Real Estate Development students and alumni, these monthly third Thursday events offer an opportunity to interact with successful real estate professionals in a casual setting conducive to mentoring and networking. Each Role Model Thursday begins with a short presentation from real estate practitioners who discuss lessons learned along their career paths and what skills are most important to success.

Annual Real Estate Leadership Lecture

This signature event provides a new generation of real estate development professionals with a rare opportunity to share in the wisdom and wit of the visionary leaders who have shaped and continue to define the capital region. The Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship was honored to host Til Hazel at its inaugural event in February 2014, Bob Buchanan in 2015 and Ray Ritchey in 2016.