Student Profiles

Salma Abdelgawad

Salma graduated from The American University in Cairo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. During the fieldwork for her undergraduate studies she encountered an understanding of how cities can shape

Arash (Ari) Arbabi

Arash (Ari) joins MIT with 8 years of experience as a construction professional with a deep background in project management in both heavy civil and building construction. Ari earned his

Stefan Bird

Stefan has a vision for developing innovative spaces that generate long-term value for investors, the natural environment, and community stakeholders. He joins MIT from Fort Lauderdale, where he most recently worked

Phil Caporaso

Phil joins MIT with a wealth of experience developing, operating, and improving affordable housing in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.  For the past 5 years, Phil has

Jeffrey Dougherty

Jeff joins MIT as the 2018-19 Center for Real Estate Director’s Fellow. He brings a professional background in both real estate private equity and commercial brokerage to the MSRED program.

Tianyi Fan

With big enthusiasm in building inclusive housing markets, Tianyi Fan joins MIT CRE after finishing his MPP degree in Georgetown University.  Tianyi has been dedicated himself to urban study since

Brett Finley

After earning a BBA from the University of Oklahoma, Brett joined Chesapeake Energy’s Acquisitions & Divestitures division. After a three year stint which coincided with the shale boom and an

Felicity Fu

Born and raised in Dandong, China and in Vancouver, Canada, Felicity first approached real estate from her family’s experience of immigration, her cross-cultural education and later work with international students.

Abdulrahman Hammoud

Abdulrahman comes to MIT bringing 10 years of education and practice in architecture. His experience covers a wide range of building types from hotels and residential towers to malls and

Daniel Hare

A Boston native, Dan joins MIT with 13 years of real estate asset management and acquisitions experience. Immediately prior to starting the program, he spent 7 years at the Baupost

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