Ana Daniela Rodriguez and Andrew Wade (MDes REBE ’18) Awarded PREA Scholarship

Andrew Wade (MDes REBE ’18) and Ana Daniela Rodriguez (MDes REBE ’18) of the GSD Real Estate and the Built Environment have been awarded a scholarship from the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) for the 2017–18 academic year. The scholarship is awarded annually to promising graduate and undergraduate students majoring or concentrating in real estate studies in the United States, with nine students nationwide receiving the honor this year. In addition to a cash prize, recipients are invited to PREA’s 27th Annual Institutional Investor Conference, held in Chicago this October.

Wade and Rodriguez are both second-year students in the Master in Design Studies  (MDes) real estate program. They credit the MDes REBE program with providing a critical understanding of the use value and exchange value of real property and the interconnection between finance and design, and in doing so revealing a new landscape of career opportunities.

Rodriguez earned a Master of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Philadelphia University before she came to the GSD. She spent the summer in San Francisco as an assistant development manager with FivePoint, a real estate developer of mixed–use, master–planned communities in coastal California.

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