Tips for pursuing a graduate degree in real estate development

Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate Mark Stapp shares his points of view on the pursuit of graduate-level education in real estate development.

In this article published Aug. 26, 2019, in Forbes:

The value in a master's in real estate development comes as much from the connections you make as it does the course material. In our case at Arizona State University, our faculty has been involved in development projects across the country for decades. And we have the added factor of being one of the fastest-growing areas of the country for about a quarter-century. So these contacts are working on, or have recently worked on, some major projects in one of the largest cities in the U.S., where many of our students will compete for jobs. That's an instant leg up on other candidates in the marketplace.


Mark Stapp, executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program