Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chairperson, Center for Real Estate; Application deadline 12.31.2012

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Reference: JOB36591
Application deadline: CLOSED

The MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) is seeking a senior real estate professional to serve as the Chairperson of the CRE on a part-time basis. As a leading center for real estate, the MIT CRE’s mission is to improve the quality of the built environment and to elevate the real estate profession through education, research and industry outreach. The primary educational component of the CRE is its one-year Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRED) program. The center also conducts approximately six to eight executive education courses annually.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

The chairperson’s key role is to enhance and promote the center’s mission and shape strategic initiatives on a local, domestic, and global level. In addition, the chairperson will actively seek to create a platform for multidisciplinary and collaborative relationships within the School of Architecture + Planning, as well as within the MIT community.

The chairperson’s primary responsibilities include: identifying new prospects and maintaining existing relationships with the center’s industry partners; working closely with the center’s Alumni; leveraging his/her professional network to raise the profile of the CRE nationally and internationally; and providing strategic oversight for the center’s Professional Development Institute (PDI), which may include teaching PDI courses. Will work closely with the Director of Career Services to help facilitate our students getting access to our industry resources. S/he may also advise students on thesis work and/or provide career guidance. This position is for a three-year renewable term.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A real estate professional with fifteen or more years of experience in the industry
  • A leader in the real estate industry in domestic and/or international markets
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive industry contacts
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Senior role within an industry-related organization (i.e., NAREIT, ULI, NCREIF, NHMC, MBA) and/or experience directing a research/academic center for real estate
  • Experience with resource development and/or fundraising
  • Published articles in industry and/or scholarly journals
  • Experience teaching executive education courses
  • Prior participation in a graduate real estate education program

Salary Range: $100,000 - $125,000

To Apply for the Position:

Please apply on-line at Please reference job number mit-00009172 and indicate where you saw this posting.

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter summarizing why you are interested in the position, your qualifications, and a self-assessment as to your standing in the real estate industry; (2) a resume; and (3) the names and contact information for three references, including at least one industry contact and one academic contact (reference information should be included in the cover letter). If applicable, please also submit one recent publication and a paragraph describing graduate real estate-related courses you have taught to

Applications must be received by December 31, 2012.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women,minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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