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Your MRED experience
Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your experience in the Master of Real Estate Development is uniquely your own.
One feature of the W. P. Carey MRED that sets it apart from other real estate master’s programs is the deep connections to the industry — in and out of the classroom. Our faculty bring decades of real-world expertise to courses and projects, and the MRED program maintains relationships with leading professional organizations, including local and/or national chapters of American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Planning Association (APA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Association of General Contractors of America (AIGC), National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), and Urban Land Institute (ULI).
The W. P. Carey School of Business is also proud to partner with the Real Estate Advisory Board, which lends expertise on critical issues of placement, curriculum, training, and pragmatic research needs, in addition to serving as guest speakers in real estate courses, providing base financial support to real estate programs, and aiding in essential fundraising efforts at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Life at W. P. Carey
Your learning unfolds in the state-of-the-art McCord Hall, which features innovative team rooms as well as student lounges where you can take a break. McCord Hall is located near the Memorial Union at ASU, considered the living room of campus, with a wide range of dining options and student support offices. Also close by is the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. The SDFC is much more than just a workout facility, offering programs and services to help you stay active both inside and outside of the complex.
The ASU Tempe campus is close to all the action in metro Phoenix — culture, sports, shopping, and entertainment. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Phoenix is just a few hours from world-class skiing, the Grand Canyon, and more.
Your W. P. Carey experience begins with program orientation prior to the start of your program. You'll meet your fellow students and teammates, as well as W. P. Carey faculty and staff, preparing you for a seamless start to graduate school.
Focus on your studies while we focus on the student experience. Our dedicated team will help you with the resources you need to be successful in the classroom through academic advising, course enrollment, and navigating the policy and process of being a student. We also work closely with you and your peers to host events and opportunities to keep you connected and engaged throughout.
Advance your career with a W. P. Carey MRED degree. Experienced career coaches in the W. P. Carey Career Services Center will help you build critical skills and your personal brand, as you connect with recruiters from top companies around the country.
Resources and coaching
When it comes to your career after graduation, the W. P. Carey Career Services Center will work with you every step of the way — beginning before you even take your first class.
- Consultations and guidance from dedicated career professionals
- Career leadership courses and a summer internship help you find your path
- A pre-program self-assessment to identify your skills and career interests
- On-campus recruiting and exclusive access to top recruiters
- State-of-the-art facilities for counseling and interviews
Dig deep into specific professional development topics. Sample workshops include resume writing, case interview training, or using social media for personal branding.
Use powerful research tools to build your target company list and craft your career strategy. The W. P. Carey Career Services Center provides you with access to an entire library of on-demand content and resources to help take your career to the next level.
ASU Career Services
ASU's Career Services offers a variety of resources to help advance your career, including career development, career advising, Sun Devil Career Link, networking events, workshops, and more.
Meet with employers that recruit university-wide and specifically with the W. P. Carey School of Business. Career fairs take place on the ASU campus in the fall and spring.
Since the MRED program launched more than 15 years ago, the close-knit communities forged through classes and team projects have become an engaged and supportive alumni network. Dedicated to advancing the profile of the program and the careers of its students and graduates, the MRED alumni chapter is a strong presence throughout the nine-month program and beyond. And with a global W. P. Carey alumni network with over 120,000 leaders, there are fellow W. P. Carey graduates in more than 160 countries to add to your professional network!
Pivoting and growing in real estate
Alex Boles (MRED '18) leveraged his W. P. Carey degree and network to transition from residential to commercial real estate.
Solving problems in New York City
Kelley Blosser (MRED '16), Senior Partner at MCRE Partners, helps her company navigate the post-COVID world of office building management.
Connecting people, businesses, and nature
Kaitlyn Fondano (MRED '16) draws on her ASU education to create healthy, interconnected living communities in Northwest Arkansas.
From graphic artist to real estate director
Devin Beasley (MRED ’14), was inspired to pursue a new career in real estate when he observed the rapid growth and construction in his Brooklyn neighborhood.
From architecture to consulting
Guillermo Gonzalez (MRED ’10), founder of Connecticut-based Gonzalez Advisory, wanted more experience in the business side of real estate.
Focusing on the community
Varadaraj Zamindar (MRED '17) advocates for social change in his community, and appreciates the lessons he learned as a W. P. Carey student.
Establishing meaningful connections
Billy Cundiff (MRED ’16), Managing Director of Greystar, enjoys being a part of the alumni community and establishing connections with current students.
"Real estate is all about people," says Julianna Jankowski (MRED '10). "Understand how humans interact and operate within a specific atmosphere and you can understand the why."
Building a dynamic career
Josiah Byrnes (MRED ’10) says the program helped him to understand and integrate elements of real estate development to achieve success, while looking at projects in a more holistic and four-dimensional way.