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In 1991 I graduated from U of R with a business degree mostly focused on marketing and economics. It was at the undergraduate level that I think I found my love for the marketing of all things…people, products, concepts…loved it all. Being able to look at something and seeing what made up its core and knowing THAT was what needed to be promoted was, and still is, exciting to me. It is one of the reasons that I love to work projects, especially in the urban environment.
In 1993, I realized how much more there was to know about this real estate field that I had somehow landed in and I figured I needed a lot more training on all things real estate. I did a little research and found one of the best graduate level Real Estate programs was right here in RVA at VCU and enlisted in the MBA Program focusing on the Real Estate and Urban Land Development Program headed by local legend Dr. James Boykin. I still have the HP 12C calculator that I used during my studies. I never finished the program as life, work and family took priority, but I managed to complete all of the real estate classes I could including Advanced Appraisal, Feasibility Analysis, Real Estate Law, Development and Commercial Lending.
The MBA Curriculum also included some pretty advanced coursework on Statistics, Finance, MIS and Marketing…all of which I use on a regular basis.