George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Conference and Panel Presentations

The following are some of the recent lectures and presentations given at selected conferences and panels hosted by the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship.


Nov. 9, 2020

Webinar: Navigating the Entitlement Process: The Waycroft Case Study

Watch the program video recording HERE.


Sept. 10, 2020

Webinar: Factory-Built: Prefabricated and Modular Strategies from Real Estate Developments in the D.C. Area

Watch the program video recording HERE. 


June 24, 2020

Webinar: Rebuilding Local Retail - Operations, Design and Technology

Watch the program video recording HERE.


May 27, 2020

Webinar: Paradigm Shift - The Future of Work and Workplaces

Watch the program video recording HERE.


May 7, 2020

Webinar: Return to the Office - A Workforce-Focused Approach

Watch the program video recording HERE.


May 23, 2019

Case Study Tour: High Performance Office (Net Zero Energy and WELL-rated)

Project White Paper: Channeling the Power of ‘And’ - How DPR Construction built its new Washington, D.C. regional office to be a high-performance building—maximizing sustainability, employee well-being, AND creating a workplace for the 21st century.


April 24, 2019

Conference: 6th Annual Northern Virginia Apartment Summit - Apartments in the Experience Economy (with NVAA)

Presentation: Apartments in the Experience Economy - Eric Burka, Streetsense

Presentation: Experiential Disruption - Enhance Customer Loyalty and Elevate Your Brand - Jamie Gorski and Khushbu Silaria, The Bozzuto Group

Presentation: Preparing for a Recession - The Value of Grocery Stores to Apartment Investors - Sandy Paul and Bethany Schneider, Newmark Knight Frank

Presentation: Technology-Driven Experiences and Technology as Experience - Understanding the Shifting Multifamily Tech Landscape - Nate Loewentheil, Camber Creek

Presentation: WhyHotel: Pop-up Hotels that Blur the Line Between Hospitality and Home - Jason Fudin, WhyHotel

Presentation: Car-Sharing: Impact and Opportunities for Apartment Properties - Aaron Landry, Share Now


February 7, 2019

Conference: Designing for Extremes: Building a Resilient City (with AIA DC)

Presentation: Washington DC Weather and Climate Trends and Projections - Jason Samenow, Washington Post

Presentation: Resilience by Design: What Businesses Need to Know about Weather and Climate Risks - Lou Gritzo, Vice President, Research, FM Global

Presentation: Opportunities & Challenges in Resilient Building Design - Katie Wholey, Arup

Presentation: Climate Ready DC - Kate Johnson, DC Dept. of Energy & Environment

Presentation: Design for Resilience: Embracing the Challenge - Jon Penndorf, Perkins+Will


December 12, 2018

Amazon HQ2: Impact on Local Housing Markets

Presentation: "Amazon in the Washington Region: Context and Forecast of Housing Demand" - Jeannette Chapman, Deputy Director, Stephen S. Fuller Institute, Schar School of Policy and Government

Presentation: Amazon HQ2 and For-Sale Housing - Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, Realtor.com

Presentation: Amazon's HQ2 Decision: Impact on the Washington Area's Apartment Market Supply/Demand Fundamentals - Alexander Paul, Senior Managing Director - National Research, Newmark Knight Frank

Presentation: Amazon HQ2 Potential Impact on Multifamily Investments - Christian Barreiro, Associate Partner, The Zupancic Group of Marcus & Millichap

Presentation: Amazon HQ2 and Affordable Housing - Michelle Winters, Executive Director, The Alliance for Housing Solutions


October 30, 2018

Innovations in Smart Homes & Smart Cities: Assistive Technologies and Building Safe and Supportive Communities for Aging and Special Needs

Presentation: "Tech Influencers of Design" - Laurence Caudle, Principal, Hickok Cole Architects

Presentation: "Smart Solutions for Connected Living at Home and in Communities" - Lannie Muller, Director - Health and Wellness, Alarm.com

Presentation: "Assistive Tech for Ageing and Special Needs" - Sean Burke, Global Strategy & Innovation Lead - Corporate Citizenship, Accenture


October 29, 2018

Benjamin F. Tompkins Real Estate Best Practices Lecture: Jodie McLean, CEO of EDENS

Presentation: "The Making of Successful Places: The Mosaic District"


May 22, 2018

Panel: How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Real Estate Industry

Presentation: "How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Real Estate Industry" - Andrew Hinkes (Athena Blockchain) and Todd Miller (ChromaWay)

Video Primer on Blockchain: "Understanding Blockchain - Westpac"


May 15, 2018

Case Study Tour: " Retrofitting for Net Zero"

White paper on featured property: "Rediscovering AGU" - Hickok Cole Architects


May 9, 2018

RCLCO Foundation 50th Anniversary Paper Prize

"Maximizing Public Sector Air Rights as an Affordable Housing Solution" - C. Kat Grimsley, Director, Masters in Real Estate Development Program


May 1, 2018

Annual Real Estate Leadership Lecture: Chip Akridge, founder of Akridge

Article on Lecture: Real Estate Leadership Lecturer Stresses Client Focus, Innovation, and Community

Featured Property Video link: Burnham Place at Union Station

Featured Property Video link: 25 M Street


April 26, 2018

Conference: "5th Northern Virginia Apartment Summit - Navigating Generational Change" (co-hosted with the Northern Virginia Apartment Association)

Presentation: "Big Shifts Ahead: Apartment Demand Trends Driven By Demographic Changes" - Dan Fulton (John Burns Real Estate Consulting)

Presentation: "How Demographics, Psychographics and Technology Are Bringing Multifamily to a Brink of a Design Revolution" full report - Rick Haughey (NMHC)

Presentation: "Profile of Today's Renter" full report - Sara Hoffmann (Freddie Mac)

Presentation: "The Apartment Amenities Race" - Sandy Paul (Newmark Knight Frank)

Presentation: "Trends in Apartment Design" - Ulises Montes de Oca (Lessard Design)

Presentation: "The Future of Urban Mobility and Package Delivery" - Tom Madrecki (UPS)

Presentation: "How Augmented and Virtual Reality and Other Emerging Technologies Can Change Multi-Dwelling Marketing" - Shawn Hanna (NVAR)

Presentation: "Robotic Furniture Systems for Multi-Purpose Rooms" - Felipe Serpa (Valor Development) and Hasier Larrea (ORI)


April 10, 2018

Panel: "Construction Technology and Venture Capital"

Presentation: "Construction Tech" - Roy Malcolm (DPR Construction)


February 8, 2018

Conference: "Vertical Industrial: Building for an Urban Landscape" (co-hosted by CREE and AIA DC)

Presentation: "The Rise of Last Mile" - Mark Levy, Mike Morehead, Leslie Lanne (Jones Lang LaSalle)

Presentation: "What and Why: Vertical Industrial Development " - Ed Klimek (KSS Architects)

Presentation: "Preserving and Developing Industrial Urban Spaces" - Sakina Khan and Ryan Hand (DC Office of Planning)

Presentation: "Case Study: The New York Project, Portland" - Chris Diloreto (Diloreto Architects)

Presentation: "Case Study: Strathcona Village, Vancouver" - Daniel Eisenberg (GBL Architects)


January 17, 2018

AveryHess Realtors Star Session "Industry Forecast and Innovative Trends for 2018"

Eric Maribojoc (George Mason CREE), Presenter

Presentation: Innovative Topics in Residential Housing


November 10, 2017

Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel: "Redevelopment of Charity Hospital, New Orleans"

Eric Maribojoc (George Mason CREE), Panelist

ULI Advisory Panel Presentation on Charity Hospital, New Orleans


October 20, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association Address: "E-Commerce Impact on Retail Real Estate" by Bob Wulff, member of CREE Advisory Board and former director, CREE

Presentation: "E-Commerce Impact on Retail Real Estate"


September 28, 2017

Best Practices Lecture: "Building Enduring Communities" by Monty Hoffman, Founder of PN Hoffman

Presentation: (saved in three parts)

     "District Wharf: Strategies and Planning - Part 1"

     "District Wharf: Strategies and Planning - Part 2"

     "District Wharf: Strategies and Planning - Part 3"


September 19, 2017

Conference: "From Assistive Technology to Smart Homes and Senior Housing Design"

Presentation: "Principles of Universal Design" by Chris Gordon, AIA - principal, KGD Architecture

Presentation: "Senior Living Design" by Steve Ruiz, AIA - Moseley Architects

Video: "Universal Design: Homes for All Ages" by Arlington County Commission on Aging


July 25, 2017

Case Study:  The Springs Apartments

Case Study Presentation: "The Springs Apartments" by Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and KGD Architecture


May 16, 2017

Legal Colloquium on Regulatory Issues in Contemporary Land Law

co-hosted with the George Mason Scalia Law School

Research Paper Presentation: "Land Use_Regulation_and_Good_Intentions" by Professor Steven Eagle, JD - Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School


April 19, 2017

Panel: "Building for Affordability, Health and Aging"

Presentation: "Using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit" by Alan Goldstein, Director - Multifamily Division, AHC Inc.


April 4, 2017

Conference: Northern Virginia Apartment Summit – “Multifamily Opportunities in a Time of Disruption”

Co-hosted with the Northern Virginia Apartment Association

Conference Proceedings:

Keynote Speaker: Jamie Gorski, Chief Marketing Officer of Bozzuto Group

Presentation: “Experiential Disruption

Keynote Presentation: Sandy Paul and Bethany Schneider of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Presentation: “Scale of Disruption – The Sharing Economy’s Effect on Real Estate

Panel Presentation: Adam Ducker, Managing Director of RCLCO

Presentation: “Driverless Cars: A Roadmap for the Future of Real Estate

Panel Presentation: Kaylee Cox, Cybersecurity and Privacy Team of Holland and Knight

Presentation: “Multifamily and Cybersecurity: Threat Landscape and Best Practices

Panel Presentation: Jason Fudin, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives of Vornado

Presentation: ”In an Airbnb-Inspired World, Apartment Based Hoteling is Blurring the Line Between Asset Classes


March 16, 2017

Real Estate Toolkit Workshops

Presentation: "Developing an Environmentally Impaired Property" by James Succop, P.E., Mid-Atlantic Director for Environmental Services, ECS Mid-Atlantic


January 12, 2017

Annual Best Practices Lecture

Presentation: "Investing in Retail Properties and Structuring Partnerships" by Gary Rappaport, ICSC Trustee and Chief Executive Officer, Rappaport


October 25-26, 2016

International Ethics Standard Coalition Trustees Meeting

hosted with the International Ethics Standards Coalition

Global Standard Adopted: "International Ethics Standards - An Ethical Framework for the Global Property Market"


September 29, 2016

Role Model Presentation

Presentation: "A Perspective on Transit-Oriented Development" by Steven Teitelbaum, Senior Real Estate Advisor, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


September 16, 2016

Conference: “Hi-Rise Wood: Building Tall with Timber”

Co-hosted with the American Institute of Architects DC

Presentation: “ABC’s of Structural Timber by Sabastian Popp, Technical Director, KLS US


Past Recorded Student Presentations:

     March 2016: May Abou Ghazaleh, EagleBank Scholarship Winner 


Past Recorded Real Estate Leadership Lectures:

     April 2015: Bob Buchanan, partner - Buchanan Partners

     February 2014:  Til Hazel