Meet the Leadership Team
Providing the highest level of guidance and support for the Center's mission, our Advisory Board is composed of principals and senior executives from leading real estate firms and organization in the Washington, D.C., area.
Program Manager, MS in Real Estate Development
Additional Roles: Adjunct Faculty, Finance; Manager of the Center for Real Estate EntrepreneurshipMay Abou Ghazaleh is an adjunct faculty member within the Finance Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Senior Credit Officer CRE, Capital OneSean Armah is the Senior Credit Officer covering the REIT, Subscription Finance, and Agency Warehouse lending businesses within the Commercial Real Estate group at Capital One.
Partner, Buchanan Partners, LLCBrian S. Benninghoff is a principal at Buchanan Partners, LLC., one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Director, County of Fairfax, Office of Community RevitalizationBarbara Byron heads an office charged with the revitalization of the Fairfax County’s older commercial and mixed-use areas, including leading the county’s efforts to redevelop Tysons into a pedestrian oriented urban environment.
Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Commercial DevelopmentMark Carroll is the executive vice president for Skanska USA Commercial Development in the Washington, D.C. metro area. His responsibilities include the pursuit, acquisition, and execution of development projects.
Senior Executive Vice President , James G. Davis ConstructionDennis Cotter provides an incredible scope of construction experience, from effective pre-construction planning to implementation of construction methods.
Principal and Senior Planning Consultant, Bowman ConsultingPackie Crown has been a Principal and Senior Planning Consultant with Bowman Consulting, a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, landscape architecture, environmental services, and surveying firm since 2007.
President, NVCommercial, Inc.Stephen Cumbie is chief executive officer and principal of NVCommercial Incorporated, NVRetail and the Metro Realty group, commercial real estate investment, development and services companies which projects exceed $500 million completed or in process in the Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado metro areas.
Founding Partner, Hassinger Real Estate Development Services
Additional Roles: Adjunct Faculty, Real Estate DevelopmentMark S. Hassinger is an adjunct faculty member within the Masters in Real Estate Development program in the School of Business at George Mason University.