CREE Board Welcomes Reed Smith Partner Ben Tompkins

The George Mason University School of Management is pleased to announce that Ben Tompkins, Partner at Reed Smith, has joined the board of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE).BenTompkins

Mr. Tompkins focuses his practice on commercial (office, retail and industrial) and large-scale residential real estate, including land acquisition, entitlements, the formation of planned development/condominiums, leasing and all aspects of financing.  His clients encompass developers, financial institutions and investors, including real estate investment trusts.

“Ben will be an incredible asset to the CREE Board as we explore the curriculum and programming enhancements that will continue to increase the value of a Mason real estate degree for our students,” said Brian Benninghoff, Chairman of the CREE board.  “We look forward to having him aboard.”

Founded in 1877, Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,900 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States.

The Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, housed in the School of Management at George Mason University, strives to advance education in real estate development and finance. Working with leading real estate developers, professionals, and organizations in the Washington, D.C. area, the Center acts as a bridge between the Mason Master of Science in Real Estate Development program and the real estate industry.

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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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