Our Real Deals series gives students the opportunity to get a "behind-the-scenes" look at the development process. Alums have been an incredible resource for this program. This fall MIT/CRE alums Tim Pattison, Robin Berry, Dan McCadden, Mark Dunne, and Sandi Stroud provided an inside look at the development of the Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA; Sterling Village in Vallejo, CA; and mixed-use development in the Washington, D.C. area.
During presentations students get a good idea of what the development of a project entails and an appreciation for the different perspectives and objectives of each participant. What are the objectives of the land owner, developer, and equity participant and how are they different? In the past, students have mentioned that presenters always say that they learned a great deal from the things that did not go as planned, but often focus on the successful aspects of their projects. Real Deals provide a unique opportunity to prepare students for the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected.
If you would be interested in presenting a "Real Deal," please contact Marion Cunningham at email@example.com. This is an opportunity to contribute to the education of the current class while highlighting your achievements.