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Robert Wulff

Director of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and MS in Real Estate Development

Expertise: Real estate development, large-scale planning, transit-oriented development, smart growth, public-private partnerships

With more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Bob Wulff is the director of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and MS in Real Estate Development in Mason’s School of Management.

Before coming to Mason, he served as senior vice president at B.F. Saul Company where he was responsible for acquisition and development projects for the firm’s $6 billion real estate portfolio. Prior to joining B. F. Saul, he served as executive vice president at Hazel Land Company and vice president at The Peterson Companies, where he directed all stages of greenfield and infill developments from site planning and architectural design through construction budgeting to marketing and sales.

Prior to his private sector career, Wulff was an investment banker with Smith Barney Harris Upham Company in New York City in their corporate finance division. He also served as deputy development director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the UDAG program where he was responsible for underwriting more than $1 billion of debt/equity investment for a variety of residential and commercial real estate projects in urban markets throughout the U.S.—all structured as public-private partnerships.

Wulff has also held academic appointments as an adjunct professor at UCLA's School of Architecture and Urban Planning and assistant professor at the University of South Florida's Anthropology Department. He has also taught a variety of planning and real estate courses at the University of Maryland and the Urban Land Institute.

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