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Fall 2013 Semester

August 2013
August 19 — MRED Program Orientation, Clemson at the Falls campus
August 20 — 1st Year Photo Session, 11:00 a.m., Clemson at the Falls campus
August 20 —  Afternoon: 1st Year Advising Sessions
August 21 —  Fall Classes Begin
August 27 —  Last Day to Register or add a class

September 2013
September 3 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university without a W grade
September 10 — Last day to order a diploma for December graduation
September 14 — Community Service Day with Mill Village Farms, 8:30 a.m.
September 18 — MRED Etiquette Dinner, Poinsett Club, Greenville, SC 6:30 p.m.
September 25 — Intro to Excel Workshop, CATF, Classroom 2C, 1:30 p.m.
September 26 — ABRED Huddle, Madren Center, Clemson University, 5:30 p.m.
September 27 — ABRED Fall Board Meeting, Hendrix Center, Clemson University

October 2013
October 4 — Advanced Excel Workshop, CATF, Classroom 2C, 12:30 p.m.
October 11 — Last day for instructors to issue midterm evaluations
October 14-15 — Clemson University Fall Break, University offices closed on October 14
October 18 — Professional Development Presentation, CATF, Classroom 2A
October 29 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university without final grades

November 2013
November 4 — Registration for spring and summer terms begins
November 5-8 Annual ULI Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL
November 22 MRED Information Session, Clemson at the Falls, Classroom 2A
November 27-29 — Thanksgiving Holidays, University offices closed, November 27-29

December 2013
December 9-13 — Final Examinations
December 19 — Commencement 

Spring 2013 Semester

January 2013

January 9   — Spring Classes Begin
January 11 — Ecoplosion Student Presentations, CATF, 4 p.m.
January 14 — 2nd Year Brown Bag Lunch, Lee 2-201, 12-1 p.m.
January 15 — Last Day to Register or add a class
January 15 — ULI-SC Event at Patrick Square, 4 p.m. (1st and 2nd Years)
January 21 — Martin Luther King Day, No Classes, University Closed
January 22 — 1st Year Brown Bag Lunch, Lee 2-201, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
January 23 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university without a W grade
January 24 — Ecoplosion Summit, CU-ICAR Campus, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
January 25 — 2nd Year Practicum Site Visit, Asheville, NC
January 30 — 2nd Years: Last Day to order diploma for May commencement

February 2013
February 7-8 — Fraser Lecture Series, ULI-SC Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC
February 15 — MRED Info Session, CATF, Greenville, SC
February 21-22 — 1st Year Charlotte Trip
February 28 — Alumni Panel and Bull Session

March 2013
March 1 — Spring ABRED Meeting, Madren Center
March 6 — CU Design + Development Career Fair, Madren Center
March 15 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university without final grades
March 18-22 — Spring Break, No Classes
March 22 — Spring Break, University Closed
March 26 — 2nd Year Class Photo at Sikes Hall, 3:00 p.m.

April 2013
April 1 — Registration for fall term begins
April 4-5 1st Year Atlanta Trip
April 6-13 Honors and Awards Week
April 8 — PDP and CAAH Honors and Awards Ceremonies
April 29-30 — Final Examinations

May 2013
May 1-3 — Final Examinations
May 10 — Colleges of CAAH and CBBS Commencement, 9:30 a.m. 

Fall 2012 Semester

August 2012

August 19 — New Graduate Orientation, Graduate School, 1-4 p.m. Brooks Center
August 20 — MRED Orientation
August 21 — MRED Advising, 1st Years
August 22 — Classes Begin
August 28 — Last day to register or add a class

September 2012
September 4 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without a W grade
September 5 — Internship Presentations, 4:00 p.m., Lee 1-100
September 7 — Sustainability Summit, 8:00 a.m., Centre Stage, Greenville, SC
September 12 — Community Service Workshop, 5:15 p.m., Lee 2-301
September 19 — Presidential Colloquium with Ken Majer, 6:00 p.m., STI
September 22 — Community Service Project with Hands on Greenville, Greenville, SC 8:00 a.m.
September 25 — Etiquette Dinner, Madren Center

October 2012
October 4 — Marge Putnam Celebration of Life Event, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Lee Hall Courtyard
October 4 — Bull Session & ABRED/CUREF Social, 5:30 p.m., Kresge Hall
October 5 — Fall ABRED Meeting
October 15-16 — Fall Break
October 15-19 — ULI Fall Meeting, Denver CO
October 30 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without final grades

November 2012
November 5 — Registration for spring and summer terms begins
November 9-10 Fall Alumni Event, Details here
November 16 — Job Search Skills Workshop with Char Fortune, 9:00 a.m.
November 21-23 — Thanksgiving Holidays

Spring 2012 Semester

January 2012

January 11 — Classes Begin
January 16 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, University Closed, No Classes
January 18 — Last day to register or add a class
January 25 — Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without a W grade
January 26 — EcoplosionJanuary 30 — MRED Information Session Day

February 2012

February 1 — Last Day to order diploma for May commencement
February 8-9 — ULI-SC Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC 
February 22 — Creative Thinkers Award, Charlotte, NC
February 23-24 — Charlotte Tour, 1st Year Students

March 2012

March 1 — Alumni Roundtable, "The Job Search Process: What to Expect the First Few Years & Lessons Learned", 12 p.m. Hendrix Center
March 1 — CUSREA Career Fair
March 1 — Fraser Lecture Series featuring Diana Permar
March 2 — CUREAS/ABRED Cook-out, Kresge Hall, Outdoor Lab, 4:30 p.m. 
March 16— Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without final grades
March 19-23 — Spring Break, No Classes

April 2012

April 2 — Golf SOS: Symposium on Sustainability
April 2 — Registration for fall begins
April 7-14 — Honors and Awards Week
April 12-13 — Atlanta Tour, 1st Year Students
April 18 — 2nd Year Practicum Presentations, Greenville, SC
April 20 — 1st Year Practicum Presentations, Greenville, SC
April 20 — Graduation Party, Outdoor Lab
April 30 — Examinations Begin

May 2012

May 1-4 — Examinations
May 11 — Commencement, 2:00 p.m.  (CAAH and CHEHD Ceremony)
May 14-25 — Minimester A, 1st Year Students

Spring 2011

May 2011

May 13 — Graduation, 9:30 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum
May 18 — Transportation Summit, "How to Move the Upstate Forward" presented by The Richard H. Pennell Center and CREW Upstate. View the flyer. For more information, go to www.crewupstate.org.
May 16-27 — SC Coastal Tour, Minimester A, 1st Year Students

April 2011

April 7-8–GIS Workshop, 100 Lee Hall
April 27–Final Practicum Presentations, Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson, SC
April 28–PLA Department Honors & Awards Ceremony, 100 Lee Hall, 2:30 p.m.
April 28–MRED Graduation Ceremony, Clemson, SC 

March 2011

March 3-4–First Year Atlanta Trip
March 9–" Surviving in this Economy", CUSREA Guest Lecture with John Reardon, Leighton Cubbage, and Steve Mudge 12:30-2:15 p.m., 100 Lee Hall
March 11–Second Year visit to Columbia for Practicum
March 15–Bill Bliss, Career Workshop, 12-2 p.m., 306 Lee Hall
March 15–Bloomberg Workshop, 2-5 p.m., 407 Lee Hall
March 21-25–Clemson University Spring Break, Offices Closed March 25
March 29–Entrepreneurship Day with Spiro Institute

February 2011

February 3-4–

ULI South Carolina- 5th Annual Statewide Meeting, Greenville, SC
February 3– ULI South Carolina State Meeting
1 p.m.        Tom Murphy Symposium, City Council Chambers, Greenville, SC City Hall
2:30 p.m.   Conference Registration 
5:30-7 p.m. ULI Networking Reception    
8-10 p.m.   Clemson University Real Estate Alumni Society Social Hour, Greenville, SC

February 4–ULI-SC Meetings, Presentations
February 9– Creative Thinkers Awards Luncheon in Charlotte, NC
February 11–Open House, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 306 Lee Hall
February 23–Spiro Institute Lecture Series, Anna Bernasek author of The Economics of Integrity
February 24–Charles Fraser Lecture Series, J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman of the Board of Trammell Crow Residential, Strom Thurmond Institute, 5 p.m.
February 25–Spring Advancement Board Meeting

January 2011

January 12–Classes Begin
January 17–Martin Luther King Holiday, University Closed, No Classes
January 28–Second Year visit to Columbia for Practicum


December 3, 2010

Prospective students are invited to learn about Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development Program at an Open House Drop-In Event from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, in Room 423 of the Campbell Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC) on the CU-ICAR campus, in Greenville, SC. 

The Open House will feature current faculty, students, and alumni of the MRED program, examples of previous course work, and program information. Those interested in attending will be able to learn more about the MRED program, curriculum, and the application process at Clemson University.

For directions to the CU-ICAR campus and the CGEC Building, click here.  Please park in the CU-ICAR parking garage and enter the CGEC building on the main floor.

November 19, 2010

A Brown Bag Leadership Seminar Presented by the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Clemson MBA, MRED Programs and The Richard H. Pennell Center for Real Estate Development  “Strategies and Studies in Real Estate Debt Workouts”

By: Dave Sislen, President, Bristol Capital Corporation Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Please bring your own brown bag lunch but drinks will be provided.)
Location: Clemson at the Falls, Room 1 A, 55 E. Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC There is no charge for this event, but registration is requested. Contact spiro@clemson.edu for more information or register at http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/spiro/rsvp.html.

Click here for Dave Sislen’s presentation, Working Out Troubled Debt: Theory and Practice “What To Do When Bad Things Happen To Good Deals”

October 11-15, 2010, Washington, D.C.
Urban Land Institute Fall Conference

101 Constitution Tour

In October, all 39 students of Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development program attended the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Conference held in Washington, D.C. As a part of the trip, students were given an exclusive opportunity to tour one of Washington’s premier office buildings, 101 Constitution. 101 Constitution offers unobstructed views of the U.S. Capitol and National Mall and is considered a “Trophy Class” office building. It is the closest privately owned property to the U.S. Capitol. This fabulous facility consists of approximately 500,000 net rentable square feet, 10 floors above grade, one level below grade, and four levels of underground parking. The building was constructed of poured-in-place concrete with an exterior skin of Canadian limestone. Designed by the Shalom Baranes Associates and built by Clark Construction, 101 Constitution boasts a well-diversified tenant base that includes prominent firms such as Goldman Sachs, Altria, Exelon, Entergy, and Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse. The building commands some of the highest rents in the D.C. market.

The MRED tour of 101 Constitution began in the building’s magnificent two-story lobby. Randy Sowell, Director of Real Estate for the building’s owner, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, led the tour for the MRED students. Mr. Sowell described to the students, in detail, the tremendous array of issues and stories of the building’s development, including obtaining an Act of Congress. The building also had the somewhat unique requirement of having to be approved by both federal jurisdictions and the District of Columbia. Through an interactive question and answer session, the students were able to gain tremendous insight into issues such as the entitlement process, design, construction, and lease structure of the building. The tour concluded on the building’s magnificent rooftop terrace which provided extraordinary views of the Capitol and an opportunity for students and professors to interact with Mr. Sowell and his staff. 101 Constitution is truly representative of the interdisciplinary nature of real estate development and provided a unique case study for the Clemson MRED students.

Written by MRED Class of '11 Student Trevor Cross

National Multi Housing Council Tour

Also while at ULI in Washington, D.C., Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development students were offered the opportunity to sit down for a roundtable discussion with the leading multifamily lobbying firm, the National Multi Housing Council.  Richard Levy, the Director of Research, and Doug Bibby, the President, led the presentation.

Both a formal slide show as well as a question and answer period were incorporated into the presentation, however, it was the informal nature of the presenters who took the time to give their own opinions on the industry that made this such a valuable opportunity for the students and professors in attendance.  Doug Bibby’s optimistic view of the market was particularly exciting for second year students looking to enter the world of multifamily development and investment.  While it remained clear that real estate as a whole still has challenges to overcome, it was great to hear an expert in the field who felt optimistic about the future of multifamily.  The ability to sit down with the leading multifamily lobbying firm and gain market prospective as well as insights into how they generate and use their statistics made the presentation by the National Multi Housing Council a great experience for Clemson University’s MRED students.

Written by MRED Class of '11 student Dan Driscoll

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