MS in Real Estate Development


College of Architecture & the Built Environment


Master of Science


East Falls


Online, On Campus




1.5 - 2.5 Years

Advisory Board

The MSRED Advisory Board exists to support the Real Estate Development programs, provide industry guidance and to grow the programs. The Advisory Board members review our curricula and advise in our courses to ensure we are keeping up with a changing industry. They help us prepare for the future expansion of our program, provide mentoring to students, serve as guest lecturers, and sometimes offer their projects as case studies. The board also provides advice on student recruitment, the shaping of the curriculum, trends in the industry, and other priorities set by members of the board. They also serve as a resource for our students and alumni and participate in events throughout the course of the program.

Vice President of Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Dominique has been a rising force in the Philadelphia Commercial Real Estate industry for the past 15+ years. She is currently the Enterprise Vice President of Real Estate for Thomas Jefferson University & Health system, where she currently manages a portfolio estimated to be well worth over $6.5B and includes approximately 15 million SF. She oversees the lease portfolio as well as acquisitions/dispositions/space management of Real Estate. Her focus is to ensure the proper monetization of optimizing assets to the highest and best use. Previously, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Real Estate Management Division overseeing and managing the real estate portfolio for the City of Philadelphia and a First Vice President of Transaction & Advisory services for the largest global real estate firm, CBRE, specializing and focusing mainly on retailers, landlords and developers in curating corridors in Philadelphia. Dominique is also an adjunct instructor in Jefferson’s MS in Real Estate Development, where she teaches a course on mixed-use, commercial, and health care development.

Owner, Talisman Designs, LLC
Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation
PA Licensed Real Estate Broker, Realtor

Co-CEO, Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation
PA Licensed Real Estate Broker, Realtor

Retired, Liberty Property Trust

Co-Founder, Managing Member & Head of Acquisitions
Omega Industrial Realty, LLC

Asher Hyman has over 30 years of commercial and industrial real estate practice in brokerage, advisory, development, investment and LLC management capacities. He has completed transactions in over 40 states in capacity as LLC manager, advisor or broker for acquisitions and dispositions with numerous public, institutional and HNW entities, aggregating over $5B in transaction volume. 

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Anne Bovaird Nevins serves as President of PIDC where she is responsible for the organization’s efforts to develop and implement collaborative strategies designed to drive economic growth to every corner of Philadelphia. In this role, Anne leads PIDC’s efforts to strengthen relationships with the public, private and philanthropic sectors to promote business growth, investment and development across the city and throughout its economy. She also directs internal activities around business development, capitalization, impact assessment, and the development and delivery of real estate and financing products that fill project financing gaps for neighborhood and large-scale commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments, deliver capital to growing businesses, and energize the development of the city’s workplaces of the future. Prior to her appointment as President in January of 2020, Anne served as PIDC’s Chief Strategy and Communications Officer.

Founder & CEO
17 Asset Management

John is the Founder and CEO at 17 Asset Management, where he manages the firm’s overarching strategy. John’s career began with 23 years at Merrill Lynch, 15 years working in London and Dubai, then New York where he was Chairman of Latin America and Head of International Product and Marketing. Following Merrill Lynch, John co-founded Clearbrook Global Advisors, an institutional asset management advisory firm that grew assets to over $20 billion in AUAs. Following Clearbrook John co-founded Snowden Lane Advisors, a wealth management firm currently with $6 billion in AUM. In addition to managing 17 Asset Management, John also serves as Managing Partner of SOCAP Global where he designed the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge, an annual competition to equip students with the ability to design and execute investment portfolios that maximize impact across asset classes. John and his wife live in Princeton, New Jersey, and are most often chasing one of their four daughters or two granddaughters.

Managing Partner
Branchport Capital

Senior Vice President of Development
Mosaic Development Partners

Maria Sourbeer has made a career out of bridging the gap between her capabilities as an architect/developer and her responsibilities as a community member. She believes that a beautiful and well-designed space has a positive influence on a basic human level. She's carried this idea through from her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer, to her current position as Senior Vice President of Development for Mosaic Development Partners.

At Mosaic, Maria leads the community development team, guiding development strategy and execution through construction completion and stabilization. She also serves as mentor and cross-collaborator for the team to ensure the highest standard of quality is continuously delivered on projects. Together with the Mosaic team, Maria finds creative ways to develop real estate and bring jobs, homes and commercial enterprise to challenged urban neighborhoods.

Maria has over 20 years of professional experience and continues to grow through her love of family, work and play. Outside of Mosaic, she dedicates volunteer efforts to the Community Design Collaborative, Norris Square Community Alliance, Impact Loan Fund and the South Philly Food Coop.

President & Founder
Haverford Capital Management

David Spoont is the president and founder of Haverford Capital Management, Inc., a licensed commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in mortgage brokerage and disposition advisory services. Prior to establishing Haverford Capital Management, Inc. in January 2012, Mr. Spoont was Senior Vice President of Finance and Dispositions for CenterSquare Investment Management Holdings, Inc. During Mr. Spoont’s tenure at CenterSquare, he was responsible for the financing and disposition of a multi-billion dollar national portfolio of commercial real estate investments, with property types including multi-family, office, retail, mixed use, industrial, hospitality, and self-storage. Mr. Spoont worked with CenterSquare’s institutional clients, joint venture partners, and sponsored funds to assure the optimal outcome of financings and dispositions.

President, Philly Office Retail
Founder, Jumpstart Germantown

Ken is an active entrepreneur and real estate developer in the Philadelphia area. He serves as President of Philly Office Retail which has received six Preservation Alliance Community Awards for its unique adaptive reuse projects.  Ken co-founded the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District and currently serves as its chair.  Mayors Michael Nutter and Jim Kenney appointed Ken to chair the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation.  He founded Jumpstart Germantown/Philly, Trolley Car Table Tennis Club and Trolley Car Teachers’ Fund and worked as Chief of Staff to Councilwoman Happy Fernandez before starting and operating four restaurants and serving as a Director/Organizer of Valley Green Bank.

Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Matt is the Managing Director and Group Account Executive for JLL’s Work Dynamics account business. Matt provides executive oversight to a portfolio of global and regional accounts, offering his leadership guidance and best practices to clients and teams. Since 2007, Matt has served JLL in numerous roles in JLL’s Markets and Work Dynamics platforms.

Executive Director
Community Design Collaborative

A trained architect, Tya comes to the Collaborative after serving as the Director of Project Planning & Design for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. Her experience also includes working for the Philadelphia Housing Authority and Logan Community Development Corporation. She brings a deep understanding of the Philadelphia design and community development landscape to the work of the Collaborative, and has a deep commitment to using design as a way to tackle social justice issues. Tya is also an adjunct instructor in Jefferson’s MS in Real Estate Development, where she teaches a course on sustainable affordable housing.

Alumni Representatives

Co-Founder & Former President, jRED Club
Project Coordinator, Compass Management Partners
Compass Management Partners

Student Representative