Leverage Crucial Real Estate Knowledge

The MRED program is transdisciplinary, meaning you’ll have access to industry experts from the W. P. Carey School of Business, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the Del E. Webb School of Construction.


Mike Orr, dubbed “the go-to housing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, is the director of the W. P. Carey Real Estate Center. Orr left the computer industry and California in 2002 to focus on Arizona real estate. He obtained an Arizona real estate license in 2005 and started studying real estate statistics the same year.

In 2008, Orr partnered with ARMLS and the Information Market LLC to create the Cromford Report, which provides daily real estate market insight for realtors and investors covering the Greater Phoenix residential market. As director of the Real Estate Center, Orr’s perspectives are heavily cited throughout the industry, most recently to calm fears of another housing bubble in Phoenix.

Connecting with experts like Mike Orr will not only impact the knowledge you gain in the MRED program but will also have a lasting effect on your career. You’ll build an incredible network of thought leaders in the field, which will broaden your understanding of development and the markets, giving you a distinct competitive advantage.

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