Director’s Welcome

Located in the nation’s capital, the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Real Estate Finance Initiative cultivates leading real estate professionals through a highly applied curriculum that integrates the classroom with real estate practice.

Our mission at the McDonough Real Estate Finance Initiative is to provide students with an industry-grade education that produces students who are uniquely competitive in the global real estate job market. To achieve this goal, the initiative offers a highly applied educational agenda that employs the Washington, D.C., real estate laboratory and Georgetown University’s reputation as a global institution. Founded on a student-centric approach, our boutique program capitalizes on relationships in the private sector from around the world to engage students in practical, real world experience and tailors coursework to teach the realities of global capital flows and investments through an innovative Four Quadrant model (public, private, debt, and equity) to our curriculum. The Georgetown network, alumni mentors, and faculty members work with students to ensure they are prepared for employment following graduation.

“Georgetown McDonough has a unique opportunity through the Real Estate Finance Initiative to create a new kind of educational experience that incorporates the real estate industry to a level not previously done.” – Matthew Cypher, Director of the Real Estate Finance Initiative