Zachary Albert (MBA’20)

What led you to your current position?

I joined the Wood Partners Development team upon graduation from MSB. My focus during the MBA program was on real estate development and Wood Partners provided an ideal balance of entrepreneurship with the institutional expertise that is perfect to learn the craft of multifamily development.

Why did you choose to get involved with the Steers Center?

As a Steers (i.e. real estate focused) Alum of MSB, the Steers Center provides a seamless way to stay connected and build deeper relationships with the students and fellow alumni within the industry. When time is the most precious asset, the Steers Center removes the frictions that can limit alumni involvement. Removing those frictions enables more and more alumni to stay involved, which exponentially enhances the benefits of the entire base.

As a Georgetown graduate, how do you see the work of the Steers Center fitting in with the Georgetown student experience?

The London Real Estate Trek is a perfect example of the power of the Steers Center. The inaugural trek was dreamed up by students who wanted to better understand real estate on a global scale. At no cost to the students, the trek embraces all the goals of the Steers Center. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to explore the tangible real estate world, meet with alumni who are working on some of the most exciting projects in a core, but unfamiliar, market, and perhaps most importantly, creates a shared experience among students that engenders the long-term relationships that will propel their career well beyond their years at Georgetown.

What advice do you have for prospective students interested in real estate?

Push yourself outside your comfort zone. Your time getting an MBA is a unique opportunity to expand your boundaries in a focused and controlled manner. The right program will provide a supportive foundation while surrounding you with people who will push you to your limits. MSB and the Steers Center help on both accounts.