Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship Leadership and Advisory Board

Meet the Leadership Team

Providing the highest level of guidance and support for the Center's mission, our Advisory Board is composed of principals and senior executives from leading real estate firms and organization in the Washington, D.C., area. 

Center Leadership

  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty May Abou Ghazaleh

    Program Manager, MS in Real Estate Development
    Additional Roles: 
    Adjunct Faculty, Finance; Manager of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    May Abou Ghazaleh is an adjunct faculty member within the Finance Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Eric Maribojoc

    Executive Director, Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    Eric Maribojoc is a real estate professional with 23 years of experience in the acquisition, financing, asset management, construction, leasing, repositioning and sale of multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties.

Board Chairperson

  • School of Business Community Partner | Joseph L. Carter III

    Executive Vice President and Division Manager, Wells Fargo & Company

    Joe Carter is an executive vice president and division manager for Wells Fargo‘s Washington, D.C., Commercial Real Estate (CRE) office in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Board Members

  • School of Business Community Partner | Steven Alloy

    President, Stanley Martin Companies

    Steven B. Alloy is the President of Stanley Martin Homes. Mr. Alloy joined  Stanley  Martin in 1991 and has been its President since 1998.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Brian S. Benninghoff

    Partner, Buchanan Partners, LLC

    Brian S. Benninghoff is a principal at Buchanan Partners, LLC., one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Barbara Byron

    Director, County of Fairfax, Office of Community Revitalization

    Barbara Byron heads an office charged with the revitalization of the Fairfax County’s older commercial and mixed-use areas, including leading the county’s efforts to redevelop Tysons into a pedestrian oriented urban environment.
  • Mark Carroll

    Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Commercial Development 

    Mark Carroll is the executive vice president for Skanska USA Commercial Development in the Washington, D.C. metro area. His responsibilities include the pursuit, acquisition, and execution of development projects.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Dennis Cotter

    Senior Executive Vice President , James G. Davis Construction

    Dennis Cotter provides an incredible scope of construction experience, from effective pre-construction planning to implementation of construction methods.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Packie Crown

    Principal and Senior Planning Consultant, Bowman Consulting

    Packie Crown has been a Principal and Senior Planning Consultant with Bowman Consulting, a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, landscape architecture, environmental services, and surveying firm since 2007.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Stephen M. Cumbie

    President, NVCommercial, Inc.

    Stephen Cumbie is chief executive officer and principal of NVCommercial Incorporated, NVRetail  and the Metro Realty group, commercial real estate investment, development and services companies  which projects exceed $500 million completed or in process in the Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado metro areas.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Mark S. Hassinger

    President, WestDulles Properties, Inc.
    Additional Roles:
    Adjunct Faculty, Real Estate Development

    Mark S. Hassinger is an adjunct faculty member within the Masters in Real Estate Development program in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • School of Business Community Partner | W. Craig Havenner

    Partner, The Christopher Companies

    Craig Havenner retired as President, but remains Partner, in a locally owned and operated residential and commercial building and development company based in Oakton, Virginia.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Greg Hoffman

    Director, Construction and Development, Rooney Properties 

    Greg Hoffman is the Director for Construction and Development of development firm Rooney Properties based in Arlington, VA.