The University of Maryland has announced the establishment of two new undergraduate minors, one in real estate development and one in construction management. Generously funded by the Colvin Family Foundation, the new minors will offer foundational knowledge in community building, entrepreneurship, business development, sustainable construction and design through experiential learning and a professionally guided curriculum, forwarding the University’s continued mission to support student innovation and entrepreneurship.
Students, faculty and administrators from the University of Maryland gathered in The City of Frederick Wednesday to share project results from the inaugural semester of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), a campus-wide program that connects University resources with Maryland communities. Attended by city officials and residents of Frederick, the presentation offered overviews of eight of the 14 courses completed last semester, directed to assist Frederick with some of their most pressing sustainability challenges.
The annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair takes place on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Great Space. The Career fair is a great opportunity for students and employers to network and connect for internships and post-graduate employment.
If your firm is interested in participating, please visit this website to register.
The School’s MRED program is proud to announce a new crop of talented professionals joining their faculty ranks this semester. Spanning a variety of professional disciplines and experiences, these men and women will share their knowledge and insight with students in classes across a wide range of areas, including a new course in retail development.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has appointed Margaret McFarland, Director of UMD’s Colvin Institute for Real Estate Development, to the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission [HOC], one of the leading affordable housing finance agencies in the US. She was sworn in October 30 at the County Court House, following in the footsteps of Ralph Bennett, who served in the position for 12 years.
Over 260 community stakeholders met at the University of Maryland last month to forge a roadmap for creating vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods along the Purple Line, MTA’s proposed light rail system that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.