Master of Real Estate Development
Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate
Mark Stapp is the executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program and Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also serves as a faculty associate in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. As an active member of the Phoenix development community, Stapp is currently on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Phoenix (LISC) and has been part of various business enterprises and development projects for over past 30 years. He has served as the vice chair for the Board of Directors of the Valley Forward Association and is a member of the Provosts Advisory Council for Arizona School of Health Sciences and Oral and Dental Health.
He is the managing partner of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC, a development management firm and provider of asset management and design consultation services. He is also U.S. operations president for Naef International Management, a Swiss investment company. He previously served as chairman of the Board of Taliesin Architects, Inc., for 10 years; was vice president of Planning and Development Services for Lendrum Design Group; served as managing director of Mountain West Research and was senior vice president of The Ellman Companies.
Stapp completed his undergraduate work in environmental studies and urban design at William Paterson University, did his graduate work in urban economics at Arizona State University and was a member of the 2000 Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive and Professional Education program. Stapp received a Doctor of Humane Letters from A.T. Still University for his work in community sustainability, health and wellness.
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
RED 510 - Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
Teaches management of real estate development companies and process. Students learn the various aspects of project management, financial management and project accounting, lending relations and managing loans and pay applications as well as dispute resolution and strategic partnerships.
RED 680 - Practicum
Structured practical experience in a professional program, supervised by a practitioner and/or faculty member with whom the student works closely.