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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards Gala 2020

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The 6th Annual Maryland Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards featuring a fireside chat with Leslie Hale, President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust and Ronald McDonald, Managing Principal, RMC Development, LLC.


2020 Honorees:


Eugene F. Ford, Sr., Founder (Posthumously),


Eugene F. Ford, Jr., Chairman of the Board, MidCity Development &

Edgewood Management Corporation


Michele V. Hagans, President & CEO, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation

Jair K. Lynch, President and CEO, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards Gala 2019

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The 5th Annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards Gala will take place on March 5th, 2019 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, with a special presentation from Matt Slepin, Leading Voices in Real Estate.


Please join Interim Dean Donald Linebaugh, Architecture, Planning & Preservation; Dean Alexander Triantis, Smith School of Business; and Dean Darryll Pines, Clark School of Engineering, as we recognize the contributions of our honorees towards innovation and entrepreneurship in real estate development. 



Robert Rauch, Principal, Rauch Inc. & Former Director of Public Works and Talbot County Engineer

Raymond Skinner, Former President of East Baltimore Development, Inc. and Former Maryland Secretary of Housing

W. Christopher Smith, Chairman and CEO, WC Smith

Somerset Development, Somerset Development Company, LLC.

The 2018 Colvin Case Study Challenge

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The Third Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 1:00PM - 7:00PM in Room 1111 of the Architecture Building at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Four finalists from around the country will be presenting this day to a panel of industry professionals.


The Colvin Case Study Challenge is a national intercollegiate real estate case study competition for full or part-time students enrolled in a college or university real estate program (undergraduate or graduate). The Challenge is to document a recent innovative real estate project within the team’s metropolitan region.


The Challenge is designed to hone professional skills and reveal the knowledge base and understanding of markets, project valuation, finance, urban design and sustainability, entitlements processes and operational issues.

The competition and reception is open to students, alumni and friends. To join us, please RSVP to Carrie Chard at!

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