MRED Makes the 2014 NAIOP Bus Tour Scene

 And it was quite the scene.  More than 400 members of the local real estate community gathered in Loudoun County this morning for the annual NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour—considered one of the premier commercial real estate tours in the United States. 

The Mason Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) played a key role in this year’s event:

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Catering by celebrity chef Brian Voltaggio–soon to be a One Loudoun restauranteur–added to the buzz.

  • Many of our students were on hand to participate in the day-long bus adventure taking them through the “outside the Beltway” submarkets of Tysons Corner, Reston, Route 28, and Route 50/66.  In all, students got the inside “scoop” on office, industrial, and mixed-use projects, new construction, site plan approved projects, and major blocks of new or relet space throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
  • As the crowd convened at the new One Loudoun town center, NAIOP Board Chairman Mark Hassinger—also a member of the Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and a founding professor in the Mason MRED program—welcomed all aboard and launched participants onto their convoy of ten police-escorted buses.
  •  And MRED staff held forth on the trade show floor with a well-attended exhibit introducing prospective students to the program.

“This is a stellar opportunity for our students to get a first=hand look at what’s happening in the Northern Virginia market,” said MRED Program Director Bob Wulff.  “We’re grateful to NAIOP for sponsoring their participation in this year’s event and look forward to being a part of the tour for years to come.”

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Mason MRED students Chris Oursler and Marie Purkert

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Master of Ceremonies Mark Hassinger


Students Luis Castro and Evgeniia Lebedinskaia

Students Luis Castro and Evgeniia Lebedinskaia

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Mark Latsios, Roger Lin, and Matt Stuhler

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Janet Palmisano

Janet Palmisano is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions team at the George Mason University School of Business.

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