As the Practice Director for the UC Berkeley Master of Real Estate Development + Design Program, I welcome you to explore the key role of leading industry professionals in our new program. Our professional affiliates include some of the most innovative, influential, and experienced professionals on the West Coast. They hail from start-up modular construction firms, land economics consultants, real estate law and investment practitioners, urban housing and development policy experts, integrated global design practices and some of the largest real estate development enterprises in the world. Their participation in the MRED+D – as instructors, guest lecturers, studio critics, competition advisers, career mentors and more – insure that the program is firmly based in the realities of development while encouraging students to think creatively for the future. I look forward to meeting you at UC Berkeley!