Programs and Initiatives
To further its mission of advancing real estate research and education, the Center for Real Estate Entreprenuership 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 the real estate education and research in the national capital region--we welcome your ideas.
Professional Development Workshops
Taught by the area's leading subject-matter experts and attended by development professionals throughout the region, these topic-specific sessions cover sujects 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: Bi-annual sessions on Excel for real estate financial analysis. The 2014 Professional Development series to be announced soon.
Working with the area's premiere professional associations, CREE 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. CREE has also entered into a joint venture with Delta Associates as a sponsor of their highly regarded quarterly report, Housing Outlook.
Case Study Tours
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. Several tours are planned for Summer 2014.
Role Model Fridays
Held exclusively for Mason MS in Real Estate Development students and alumni, these monthly first Friday events offer an opportunity to interact with successful real estate professionals in a casual setting conducive to mentoring and networking. Each Role Model Friday begins with a short presentation from two 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 annaual event provides a new generation of real estate development professionals with a rare opportunity to share in the wisdom and wit of the vsionary 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.