Real Estate Investment & Development Organization

REIDO was established to complement the Real Estate Concentration offered through the GW MBA program. It aims to further familiarize students who have a common interest in real estate investment and development with real estate issues and organizations in the Washington DC area. REIDO is also dedicated to providing students with relevant events throughout the academic year with which to enrich their academic experience at the business school, and serves as a link to GW alumni in the real estate industry. The club is open to all GW MBA students interested in real estate investment or development.




Eli W. Pridonoff

Eli Pridonoff is a first-year MBA candidate focusing on real estate and finance. He is the President of GW’s Real Estate Investment & Development Organization and an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute. Prior to business school he was a technology leader for GE Digital specializing in BI infrastructure. Prior to GE Digital, he was a Solution Architect at Sisense, a highly successful, business analytics start-up, where he interfaced between the company’s global business and technology units as a de facto Product Manager. This winter Eli interned as a financial analyst with Greysteel in Bethesda, an investment sales brokerage specializing in multifamily and retail transactions. Eli holds a B.S. in Accounting from Miami University and is a CFA Level 1 candidate.


Executive Vice President

Kellen Curry

Kellen Curry serves as Vice President of the Real Estate Investment and Development Organization. Prior to GWU, Kellen was a US Air Force Cyber Security Weapons Systems Procurement Officer where he worked with leading defense firms such as Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin to deliver critical cyber capabilities. Kellen also completed multiple assignments in Afghanistan where he worked on various nation building initiatives. An active real estate entrepreneur, Kellen’s experience includes licensed real estate agent in Virginia, local property owner and co-founder in a private equity venture focusing on multi-family properties. As a native Oklahoman and avid college football fan, Kellen enjoys Autumn Saturdays. Boomer Sooner!


VP Finance

Sebastian Borja

Sebastian Borja has worked as a Structural Engineer for Inmocomex, a Real Estate development company in Quito, Ecuador. Sebastian finished his BS in Civil Engineering on June 2016. During his program he was part of the Co-op experience offered by Drexel University, which allowed him to finish school with 18 months of working experience. The last 6 months of working experience during his undergraduate studies was held in a Structural Steel Company, Ospining, as an Assistant Structural Engineer. After graduation, Sebastian worked in conjunction with Ospining and Inmocomex as the Structural Engineer and as the Resident Engineer of a two-story house in Ecuador. Currently Sebastian is working on obtaining an MBA degree with a focus on Project Management from The George Washington University. During his studies at The George Washington University he has taken the VP of Finance role under the Real Estate Investment & Development Organization.