Mark Stapp

Executive Director, MRED/Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate
University Staff
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4206

Biography

Mark Stapp joined the W. P. Carey School of Business in 2009. 

He has been involved in planning, investing in, developing, and consulting on real estate for 32 years. He is focused on the investing in and creating environmentally sensitive and socially responsible real estate development. 

He is a founding principal and managing member of Pyramid Community Developers. He founded Pyramid in 2000 specifically to pursue planning and development of sustainable communities beginning with The Village at Copper Basin, a new kind of community located southeast of Phoenix. Stapp also remains as president of the U.S. operations of a Swiss real estate management company with American holdings in various states. He was formerly senior vice president of real estate for the Ellman Cos. and vice president of one of Arizona's largest architecture and engineering firms. 

Stapp currently serves on the board of directors for the Valley Forward Association and is serving as the co-chair of the board of advisors for W. P. Carey's Master of Real Estate Development program. In 2007, Stapp was awarded a doctorate of humane letters from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences for the valuable contributions of his work to society.

Education

  • BS  William Paterson University, 1978
  • MA  Arizona State University, 1987
  • Executive Education  Stanford University, 2001

 

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Community Develoment
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Managing the Innovative Design and Management Process

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 680Practicum
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 494Special Topics
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 580Practicum
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
DSC 598Special Topics
RED 680Practicum
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 580Practicum
DSC 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
DSC 598Special Topics
RED 680Practicum
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 580Practicum
DSC 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 441Real Estate Land Development
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 512Real Estate Law for Developers
RED 514Synthesis Project #2 Income Pr
RED 515Synthesis Project #3 Capstone
DSC 598Special Topics
RED 680Practicum
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 503Real Estate Market Analysis
RED 506Real Estate Law for Developers
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 580Practicum
DSC 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 509Adv. Fin Analy for Com RE
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 511Design of the Built Environmen
RED 512Real Estate Law for Developers
RED 513Adv Real Est Engineer, Constru
RED 514Synthesis Project #2 Income Pr
RED 591Seminar
RED 680Practicum
RED 691Seminar
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 503Real Estate Market Analysis
RED 504RE Site Analy Mstr Plan Design
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 584Internship
RED 598Special Topics
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 598Special Topics

Service

Master Planning and Community Design

  • Roy Roges and Dale Evans Happy Trails Resort — 1985
  • ASU Tempe Center Redevelopment — 1986
  • Salt River Project Corporate Headquarters — 1986
  • Papago Park Center — 1986
  • Adobes de la Tierra — 1987
  • Manistee Ranch — 1997
  • City of Glendale — 1997 
  • Frijoilas Village — 1997
  • Mitchell Place — 1997
  • Wildflower — 1997
  • Solono Bella — 1998
  • Wildflower II — 1998
  • WestRock — 1999
  • Copper Basin — 1999