Jerry Ricciardi is an expected 2016 graduate of Georgetown University’s Master’s in Real Estate program. Jerry is presently working for Trammell Crow Company as a Senior Vice President managing entitlement, design, and construction process for several large multi-family and mixed-use projects.
“Georgetown’s Real Estate program has a very diverse selection of classes that allowed me to pick and choose areas that would cater more towards my individual career growth.”
What makes the Real Estate program at Georgetown University unique?
This program combines networking with course offerings that cover a diversity of topics in a practical and concentrated way. The ability to meet and network with my peers as we continue to grow in the industry is one of the program’s biggest strengths.
How would you describe the faculty of the Real Estate program?
Since the faculty are leaders in the industry, they bring more insight and practical experience into the classroom rather than focusing solely on theory.
How has earning you Master’s in Real Estate impacted your career?
This program served many different purposes for me. It enhanced what I had already learned in the industry while broadening my real estate knowledge and ability which I can apply immediately to my day-to-day professional career. Earning this degree has also increased my network of contacts and provided a resume builder that I will need in the next 10-15 years of career development.
How is the coursework and curriculum relevant to today’s intellectual property and technology landscape?
The concentrated classes I took in the finance track were very helpful and applicable to my day-to-day job and personal life. As a result of the curriculum, I have started to invest in projects outside of work which has been rewarding.
What were the major takeaways you learned from this program?
Real estate is a people oriented industry and learning to work with your peers under the most stressful conditions can result in the utmost success. Patience, persistence, and consistencies are the key takeaways that I’ve continued to apply to my everyday.