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Mr. Real Estate Developer

About Me:

I am a civil engineering and architecture dual degree graduate with a broad perspective of the real estate development cycle. To best influence the real estate industry, I intend to pivot from design and construction management to a real estate developer role. I am passionate about real estate development, and have spent 5 years in the workforce driving real estate development deals and execution in Los Angeles.


Undergrad School: University of Southern California

Undergrad Major: Dual Degree (Civil Engineering and Architecture)

GPA: 3.12

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Construction Management Association Competition (Team Leader (finished 2nd place, 2 years in a row), Coached as an Alumni), Urban Land Institute (Member, active participant), Construction Builds in Mexico (Lead church-sponsored team to build houses in Tijuana in underprivileged areas)

Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos

Title: Assistant Project Manager, Project Engineer

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

1) Married with an 18-month son, another son on the way. Love family life and build my entire life around them. 2) Completed rigorous dual degree in CE and Arch. Only student to complete dual architecture/engineering degrees in 10 years. 3) Run the entire change management process for a $400M development deal. Have successfully turned over 144,000 SF of office space and a 200 unit luxury apartment building.

Post MBA Goal:

To build on my dual degree in engineering and architecture and my experience in design and construction to pivot into a real estate developer role. Am focusing on programs particularly strong in both real estate and entrepreneurship. My roles have exposed me to the influx of technology in the development field. Would like to do at least one internship in the tech market so I can best educate myself to not only invest in new technologies, but implement them in practice as a developer.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, London Business School, Ross, Cornell Johnson


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

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    Hi Mr. Real Estate Developer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Based on what you have submitted in your profile, you seem like a great fit for Haas – tying together your Real Estate and Entrepreneurship as well as Technology. While you GPA is a little lower than the Haas average, a dual degree in engineering and architecture will help overcome that. If there is something specific that impacted your GPA – or if you had an upward trajectory throughout your time at USC – this is worth mentioning in an optional essay. Your family will definitely be welcome on campus and you should reach out to the Haas Partners Club (and other schools partner clubs) to connect your spouse. Sounds like you’ve had some solid …

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