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Welcome to the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development and the Graduate Programs in Real Estate Development at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland.
You are embarking on an exciting journey in a unique program that combines academics and practice, professors and practitioners in a joint effort to enhance, or jumpstart, your career in real estate development. The MRED program here at Maryland embraces a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to real estate education addressing all facets of the industry from planning to property management, finance to construction. As our tag line announces, we are all about "Collaborative Education for a Sustainable Future." We educate our real estate students to develop for a Quadruple Bottom Line concerned not only with the old-fashioned financial bottom line, but more broadly for Economic Viability, Environmental Respect, Social Responsibility and Beautiful Design.
Besides undertaking the work in your courses, you will find multiple opportunities to interact with industry professionals, many of whom will come to lecture in your classes or work with you on your capstone project. In addition, we encourage early and frequent involvement with one of the many development trade associations located in this region. Moreover, you should take advantage of the enrichment you can find at the School's Wednesday night lectures, the Kibel Gallery exhibitions, as well as field trips and weekend forums.
So, again, welcome! I look forward to many formal and informal exchanges during your time here at Maryland. Please don't hesitate to contact me by email, phone (301-405-6790), or in my office (Arch Faculty Wing 1243) before or after class to discuss your particular program and interests, as well as concerns or suggestions for how we can make this the most valuable and rewarding education for you. I look forward to welcoming you back as one of our honored alumni.
Margaret McFarland, JD, Director
Graduate Programs in Real Estate Development
The latest issue of the The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation monthly e-newsletter should be in your mailbox now! If you have not received it, check it out here!
Rescheduled Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Lecture 6:15 – 7:30 pm; Book Signing 7:30-8:30pm
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Auditorium
URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR GERRIT KNAAP CALLS FOR “INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS” TO ADDRESS MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING SHORTAGE
Congratulations to 2011 Ph.D. alumna and Smart Growth Center affiliate Rebecca Lewis for receiving the Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning!