Thank you for your interest in the George Washington University School of Business and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis.

At GW you will find a first-rate classroom education, involved alumni in the industry to network with and guide you — right in the heart of one of the most dynamic commercial real estate markets in the world. Our location just blocks away from the White House and steps away from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund is beyond compare. In addition, most of the national real estate trade association headquarters are either within walking distance or a short Metro ride from campus, providing a myriad of opportunities to get to know real estate professionals while you are pursuing your education. Our extensive alumni network of industry professionals and a student body comprised of people from all over the world produce a truly global experience. In today’s environment where business and government increasingly intersect, there is no better place in Washington to think about real estate than GW.

The Washington metropolitan area has become the model of walkable urban development in the United States. It is also developing rapidly as a center of research and business innovation, and GWSB has forged close relationships with and between many real estate developers, investors and government organizations. The fruits of these partnerships include consulting opportunities for faculty, grants and funding opportunities for the School’s programs and internships and full-time placements for students. At GWSB, you’ll truly be at the center of it all.

Graduates of GW’s program go on to be real estate entrepreneurs, hold senior positions in banking, private equity and investment management, are brokers and developers in both residential and commercial real estate. They can be found all over the U.S., and indeed, the world.

Our MBA program will help you to become proficient in the fundamentals of real estate development and management, providing you with an education that is immersed in social and environmental values, rigorous in theory and experimental in practice. Our innovative and flexible academic program, unparalleled location and our network of real estate alumni provides you with the perfect choice for your real estate education. We look forward to helping you succeed.


Robert J. Valero
Executive Director

Christopher B. Leinberger
Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor