From the University of Maryland Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development:
The Fall 2019 Capstone kicked off on Friday night, December 13th, with five dual degree students (MRED + M.ARCH) presenting their projects to a panel of industry experts. Judges included Malcolm Haith, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, Goyer Roberts, The Duffie Companies and Timur Ryspekov, Telesis Corporation. Taking top prize was Casey Huntington with her project, 1600 Nexus, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. 1600 Nexus is an example of equitable development for a low-income community facing gentrification. Runner-up honors went to Adan Ramos for Poppleton Place, a mixed-use project in Southwest Baltimore that included residential and retail utilizing grant funding for public housing redevelopment and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion of public housing to project-based Section 8. Thanks to Jessica Jones for mentoring the students.
On Saturday, December 14th, the competition continued with 9 students presenting their final capstone projects. Judges included Barbara Kelly, Citibank, John Lin, CapStar Commercial Realty, Derek McDaniels, Efficient Home, Paul Rowe, E2 Property Investments, LLC and Jason Zell, JM Zell Partners, LTD. Congratulations to first place winner Scott Glickman for his project, Preserve at Piney Hill, a planned neighborhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland! Xingchen Liu was awarded second place for Park View at Landover, a mixed-use development in Landover, MD. Elsa Escobar Pedrin took third place for The Mall at Landover, a residential and retail development in Landover, MD. Honorable mention went to Rahul Chawla for Landover Medical Park, a mixed-use project containing a medical center and retail, also in Landover, MD. Thank you to the professionals who gave their valuable time and expertise as student mentors, Seydina Fall and Robert Rauch. Additionally, thank you to the architects for designing the posters and project graphics including: Jack Devilbliss, Nicole Hinkle, David Ensor, Mike Fischer, Alla Elmahadi ’18, Paul Rogers and Rachael Whiting. Lastly, a special thank you to our alums and poster judges, Catherine Ryckman ’18 and Mithila Mattoo ’18.
Congratulations to all the students that presented their projects: Richard Bedrick, University Park at Landover, Landover, MD; Andrea De Carlo, Hoboken Exchange, Hoboken, NJ; Dennis Holste,The Park @ Glenarden, Landover, MD; Kyle Huck, Nanticoke Landing, Eastern Shore, MD; Andrea Nichols, Schuylkill Place, Philadelphia, PA; Tachit Pultunya, LakeYard, Eastern Shore, MD; Akiel Pyant, The Pavilion at EastLake, Eastern Shore, MD; and Bradley Robertson, Landover Square, Landover, MD.