The paths and characteristics of real estate entrepreneurs
Author(s)Kazmierski, Michael (Michael Anthony)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Real Estate.
John F. Kennedy.
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What paths have real estate entrepreneurs taken to establish their own firm? Also, what characteristics did they develop and utilize in the process? This thesis gives the unique opportunity to better understand the life of the real estate entrepreneur. Also, this thesis shall add clarity to these questions by providing case studies and analyses through reviewing such topics by obtaining information from face-to-face interviews of leaders and legends in the real estate industry. Included is a study on the general characteristics that are utilized by entrepreneurs and their importance. Also, studies on the application of these characteristics and their statistical significance are discussed. These characteristics have been reviewed to create a better understanding of the composition of the entrepreneur and how the application of these factors will help in entrepreneurial achievement. This framework will also help create a better understanding of the case studies and the paths the real estate entrepreneurs took to establish their firms. For the development of the case studies, 12 entrepreneurial leaders in the real estate industry were interviewed based on a framework of questions. From this information, a case study is created to obtain an understanding of their family background, education, experience, path and characteristics. Each case study will be accompanied by an analysis section discussing the important steps and characteristics that led to the development of the entrepreneur's career. These individuals represent a variety of fields in the real estate industry including development, construction, service, and finance. In review of the case studies and analyses, 5 distinct paths are found which have led to the preparation of being able to establish a real estate firm.(cont.) Also, it is shown that no set group of characteristics is utilized by each real estate entrepreneur. Yet, each entrepreneur provides premier examples of these characteristics and gives insight to their application in the real estate industry.
Thesis (S.M. in Real Estate Development)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, Center for Real Estate, 2008.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 185-186).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Real Estate; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture., Center for Real Estate.