Danlu Li, a second-year MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment (REBE) student at the GSD, has been awarded Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) scholarship for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The scholarship is an annual award given to graduate students majoring or concentrating in real estate. In addition to cash awards, the recipients are invited to the Annual Institutional Investor Real Estate Conference, which will be held in Washington D.C this year.
Prior to coming to the GSD, Danlu earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and worked as an architectural designer at the New York design firm KPF for two years. According to Danlu, since she came to the GSD, the MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment (REBE) program introduced her to a wide range of issues and opportunities related to value creation in the built environment, as well as a variety of career choices at the intersection of design and real estate development. At the GSD, she is a core member of Asia Real Estate Association and a participant in the MIT Case competition. The MDes REBE experience has well-prepared her for a summer associate position at the renowned real estate company Related Companies based in New York, where she worked on development and investment of large scale mixed-use projects.
After completing her education at the GSD, Danlu plans to pursue a career in real estate development.
Additional information on 2016 PREA scholarship recipients can be viewed here.