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Christopher L. Ahn
Photo of Christopher L. Ahn Chris serves as the current Director of the Corporate Assistance Unit (CAU) of the Government of the District of Columbia. CAU is a highly confidential resource within the District Government, tasked with crafting structured solutions to achieve its mission of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-510 Real Estate Fundamentals
MPRE-715 Big Data: Visual Analytics
MPUP-535 Applications in Big Data

Wesley C. Boatwright
Responsible for creating and structuring debt and equity real estate capitalization solutions on behalf of the firm's investor and institutional clients. His expertise encompasses the full spectrum of real estate financial services with an emphasis in acquisitions, development, and ...
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David E. Borchardt
Photo of David E. Borchardt David Borchardt, is an independent consultant with nearly 30 years of building design, construction, and operations experience. He has gained recognition as a sustainability expert who oversaw the transformation of a corporate sustainability program from initial concept to reality while ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-752 Sustainable Dev & Construction
MPUP-602 Sustainable Dev & Construction

Michael J. Bush
Photo of Michael J. Bush As Vice President Real Estate for Giant Food, Mike Bush devised and implemented strategy for new store development and increased market share in the Mid-Atlantic, and for penetration of the Delaware Valley. During his 20-year tenure, Giant opened or replaced ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-723 Retail Real Estate Development

Robert Collins
Photo of Robert Collins Robert Collins, CPM joined Foulger-Pratt Management, Inc. as President of the Commercial Management Department in November 2010. Mr. Collins has an established track record in commercial property management and business development spanning over a 25 year career. Previously, Mr. Collins ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-606 Internships in Real Estate

Myron P. Curzan
Photo of Myron P. Curzan Mr. Curzan, in his long career, has focused on large scale development projects for colleges, universities, local governments and non-profit agencies. He was for twenty years a partner at Arnold & Porter, a Washington based law firm. He served as the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-950 MPRE Capstone Project

Ken Cusick
Photo of Ken Cusick Kenneth J. Cusick is a seasoned real estate and banking professional with over 30 years of experience ranging from asset management and mortgage lending to real estate market research and commercial loan sales. Mr. Cusick is the founder of Cusick ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-720 Due Diligence for Real Estate Development, Transactions, and Finance

James Dalkin
Photo of James Dalkin James R Dalkin is a lecturer in accounting and finance and co-creator of the Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate program at Georgetown University. In 2010 Mr. Dalkin was appointed a member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB). He ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-641 Foundations of Real Estate Accounting

William E. Endsley
Photo of William E. Endsley William Endsley has over ten years experience in developing international markets and has traveled throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and North Africa working to develop professionals in the finance and real estate sector as a means for broader economic development ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-650 Emerging Markets

Esther Ezra
Esther Ezra, Senior Vice President with The Ezra Company, has nearly 20 years of real estate experience as attorney, analyst, marketing specialist and executive for local landlords and developers. Ms. Ezra has expertise in all stages and manners of commercial ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-950 MPRE Capstone Project

Charles G. Field
Dr. Field teaches basic, advanced negotiation and conflict resolution to graduate students in Public Policy. He also teaches negotiation in Executive Programs, University of Maryland's School of Public Policy to government officials at the federal, state and local levels ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-802 Negotiation

Joseph A. Firschein
Photo of Joseph A. Firschein Joseph Firschein leads the Board’s community development and policy analysis teams that are responsible for analyzing emerging consumer and community development policies and practices in order to understand their implications for the economic and supervisory policies that are core ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-500 Ethics in Action
MPRE-604 Capital Markets and Capitol Hill
MPRE-901 MPRE Independent Study
MPUP-604 Capital Markets and Capitol Hill

Calvin Gladney
Photo of Calvin Gladney Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner of Mosaic Urban Partners, is a real estate developer and trusted advisor to cities and non-profits seeking to sustainably regenerate urban communities. Mr. Gladney is also a nationally-recognized public speaker on the revitalization of cities and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-724 Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Jason Gold
Photo of Jason Gold Jason R. Gold is the Director of Public Policy for McGraw Hill Financial, the parent company of Standard & Poor's, Platts, J.D. Power and Associates and McGraw Hill Construction, and is the majority owner of the S&P Dow ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-604 Capital Markets and Capitol Hill
MPUP-604 Capital Markets and Capitol Hill

Brian Grindall
Photo of Brian Grindall Brian Grindall practices law with the law firm of Tenenbaum & Saas, P.C. He practices in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition, development, financing, leasing and related corporate governance. His practice includes the representation of real estate developers, construction ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-600 Deal Lab
MPRE-601 Foundations of Real Estate Law

William H. Hudnut
Photo of William H. Hudnut THE HON. WILLIAM H. HUDNUT, III Former four-term Mayor of Indianapolis and Congressman, author, public speaker, TV commentator, think tank fellow, elected official, and clergyman, Bill Hudnut is a Senior Fellow Emeritus at The Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-715 Big Data: Visual Analytics
MPUP-535 Applications in Big Data

Julian Josephs
Photo of Julian Josephs As President of his own real estate firm, Mr. Josephs is responsible for the development and marketing of over $350 million dollars of real estate in and beyond the Washington, D.C. metropolitan market. He is the Immediate Past World ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-775 Inward and Outward Foreign Real Estate Investment

Joshua D. Kahr
Joshua Kahr has taught the Financial Modeling Software for Real Estate class since 2009. Mr. Kahr is a Principal of KEC Properties, an owner/operator of apartment buildings. He also owns Kahr Real Estate Services, a provider of financial training ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-800 Real Estate Financial Software

David A. Kessler
Photo of David A. Kessler David Kessler serves as the Co-Managing Partner of CohnReznick’s Bethesda office and is National Director of the firm’s National Commercial Real Estate Practice. David has more than 27 years of experience providing audit, tax and management advisory services ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-742 Taxation & Real Estate: The Ins & Outs

Louis Kiang

This instructor has taught:
MPRE-802 Negotiation

James B. King
For almost two decades, Jim had led Sony's Corporate Real Estate Group; essentially Sony's in-house real estate development team. His responsibilities were global in scope and included policy, planning, analytics, portfolio management, development, transaction management and negotiation for ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-510 Real Estate Fundamentals

Marc A. Magazine
Photo of Marc A. Magazine Marc Magazine is a Senior Vice President with CB Richard Ellis and leads its Hotel Partners division in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. In this capacity, Mr. Magazine provides hospitality real estate advisory services to owners, developers, lenders, hotel chains ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-708 Hotels: Valuation/Tranactions

Mina Marefat
Mina Marefat, an architectural historian, urban designer, and registered architect, holds a PhD from MIT, a Masters in Architecture and Urban design from Harvard University and an Urban Planning degree from Tehran University. She has been a Fulbright fellow in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-701 Washington by Design
MPUP-701 Washington by Design
MPUP-702 Global Cities by Design

Noah B. Mehrkam
Noah Mehrkam is founder and partner of The Arcland Group, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm focusing on commercial properties in the western suburbs of the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Primarily engaged in developing portfolio commercial properties, Arcland ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-724 Real Estate Entrepreneurship
MPRE-901 MPRE Independent Study

Marilynn Mendell
Photo of Marilynn Mendell Marilynn Deane Mendell, president, WinSpin CIC, Inc. (www.winspincic.com), specializes in branding, public relations, marketing, business development, strategic planning and change management for architects, engineers, landscape architects, and non-profits, among others. Her business is nationally recognized in the A ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-599 Leading the Charge for New Business

Clifford Mendelson
Cliff heads Metropolis Capital Finance, which specializes in mezzanine lending, equity, and other commercial real estate financing techniques, as well as first mortgage originations. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Cliff brings more than 20 years of real estate finance related experience in leading ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-735 Structuring Real Estate Investments: Equity, Debt and Ongoing Ownership

Krantz S. Mitchell
Photo of Krantz S. Mitchell Shawn Krantz is the founding partner of Brownstone Capital and has been involved in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 30 years. Brownstone focuses the acquisition and ownership of income-producing properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since its founding in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-786 Real Estate Investments

Grant Montgomery
Photo of Grant Montgomery Mr. Montgomery serves as Director of Research of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, an equity REIT investing in office, retail and residential properties in the Washington, DC region. In this role, he provides intellectual and factual support to support the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-631 Foundations of Real Estate Markets

Jonathan Morris
Photo of Jonathan Morris Jonathan Morris is a seasoned commercial real estate executive with deep expertise in property & portfolio acquisitions, corporate strategy design and execution, capital markets track record and company leadership at the highest levels. Office, multifamily, industrial and retail components. He has held responsible senior executive and partner positions for some of the most blue chip companies in the industry including Boston Properties as Director or Acquisitions; Charles E. Smith (Archstone-Smith) Director of Acquisitions and Lerner Enterprises' LMH Realty Group LLC, a private equity platform sponsored and owned by Lerner, Morris & Hillman.
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-717 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)
MPRE-901 MPRE Independent Study

Joshua Murphy
Photo of Joshua Murphy Joshua Murphy is a Senior Spatial Analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. In this position, he develops tools and methods that facilitate the application of geospatial information to coastal management issues. An accomplished ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-605 Geographic Information Systems
MPUP-520 Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis
MPUP-605 Geographic Information Systems
MPUP-800 Urban Laboratory

Frank E. Nothaft
Photo of Frank E. Nothaft Frank E. Nothaft, PhD, was appointed to the position of chief economist in December 2001 and vice president in March 2004. In this position, Dr. Nothaft is responsible for primary and secondary mortgage market analysis and research, macroeconomic analysis and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-732 Real Estate Economics
MPUP-530 Economics for Planners

Matthew D. O'Malley
With over twelve years of construction experience at Clark Construction, Matthew O'Malley's area of expertise is in design and construction. He holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Maryland and an ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-750 Construction Management
MPRE-760 Construction Estimating & Procurement

Eugene C. Parker
Photo of Eugene C. Parker GENE C. PARKER, JR. PRESIDENT, CONTINENTAL REALTY CORPORATION Gene started with CRC in 1993 as Director of Leasing and now oversees Continental’s daily operations in all areas. Gene has a BA from Towson University, an MS in Real Estate ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-700 Real Estate Development: Art and Science

Scott Price
Photo of Scott Price Scott Price is currently a Managing Director for a Washington, D.C. based national real estate advisory firm. He has developed and expanded the national consulting practice in the areas of real estate finance, strategic restructuring, bankruptcy, banking, and distressed ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-720 Due Diligence for Real Estate Development, Transactions, and Finance
MPRE-727 Distressed Properties and Real Estate Workouts

Robert Rajewski
Robert “Bob” Rajewski is a real estate practitioner that has over 25 years of real estate experience. His experience spans appraisal, lending and development which provide a unique experience in the classroom.
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-729 Investment Banking

Coleman G. Rector
Photo of Coleman G. Rector Coleman Rector is the managing member Rector Companies, a full service real estate development firm located in Manassas, VA. Coleman has a broad experience in all facets of commercial and industrial real estate with experience as a Developer and Commercial ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-786 Real Estate Investments

James C. Richards
Photo of James C. Richards James C. (J.C.) Richards co-teaches the Real Estate Private Equity course in the MPRE program at Georgetown. Mr. Richards has over 35 years of experience in real estate development and investment, including high-rise office, mid-rise office, retail, industrial/flex ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-728 Real Estate Private Equity

David H. Safavian
Photo of David H. Safavian David Safavian is the managing director of Cameron Capital, Inc. (CCI), in Alexandria, VA. Prior to joining CCI, Safavian was the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management & Budget. In this role, David oversaw not only government-wide ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-500 Ethics in Action

Barbara E. Schmitt
Leasing is the focus of Barbara Schmitt's practice, representing major landlords in their office portfolios in Washington, DC and Boston and major tenants in their leasing of space nationwide. She has extensive knowledge of the issues facing landlords and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-710 Leasing

Jeffrey L. Soule
Jeff Soule has held a number of urban and regional planning and policy positions in government and the non-profit sector: Policy Coordinator for the US Department of Agriculture, Deputy Director, National Endowment for the Arts Design Program, and Director of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-711 Great Urban Places
MPUP-711 Great Urban Places

Roger Staiger
Photo of Roger Staiger Roger Staiger's areas of expertise include Global Portfolio Management, Real Estate Capital Markets, Derivatives and Risk Management and Financial Modeling. In addition, Roger is Managing Director at Stage Capital, LLC which is a real estate and management consulting firm ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-621 Foundations of Real Estate Finance
MPRE-734 Real Estate Capital Markets
MPRE-736 Real Estate Portfolio Management
MPRE-737 Real Estate Statistics and Modeling
MPRE-741 Real Estate Portfolio and Derivatives

Scott Stewart
Photo of Scott Stewart S. Scott Stewart is the Founder and Managing Partner of Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH), a national seniors housing investment firm. CSH is a joint venture partner with Boston based Harvard Management Company (Harvard) which manages Harvard University’s $32.0 ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-709 Multifamily, Affordable & Senior Housing

Scott Vangenderen
Photo of Scott Vangenderen Master or Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, 1977, Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1972 Mr. VanGenderen has spent the majority of his career in shaping sub-urban environments in Colorado, first as a designer of one of the first new urbanist ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-803 Urban Development Practicum
MPRE-901 MPRE Independent Study
MPUP-800 Urban Laboratory
MPUP-901 Tutorial: Urban Planning

Glenn R. Williamson
Photo of Glenn R. Williamson Glenn Williamson is the owner and managing director of Amber Real Estate LLC, an international real estate advisory firm specializing in emerging markets in Washington DC and across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). A graduate of Georgetown's School of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-500 Ethics in Action
MPRE-510 Real Estate Fundamentals
MPRE-784 Exploring Opportunities in Europe

Nicole Witenstein
Photo of Nicole Witenstein Nicole Witenstein has over 10 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation on economic development and urban planning issues. As an analyst at the Urban Land Institute, she conducted studies of communities’ growth trends and best practices of policy ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-803 Urban Development Practicum
MPUP-803 Urb Dev & Entitlement Practicm

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