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Mark Stapp

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Executive Director, MRED/Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4906
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University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4906
Biography: 

Mark Stapp joined the W. P. Carey School of Business in 2009. 

He has been involved in planning, investing in, developing, and consulting on real estate for 42 years. He is focused on the investing in and creating environmentally sensitive and socially responsible real estate development. 

He founded First City Homes which he sold in 1998, is a founding principal and managing member of Pyramid Community Developers founded in 2000 specifically to pursue planning and development of sustainable communities in Arizona, California and Florida. Stapp served as Chairman, Taliesin Associated Architects, the successor studio to Frank Lloyd Wright, President of the U.S. operations of a Swiss real estate management company with American holdings in various states. He was formerly Senior Vice President of real estate for the Ellman Cos. and vice president of one of Arizona's largest architecture and engineering firms. 

Stapp serves on the board of directors of REIAC and previously for the Valley Forward Association. In 2007, Stapp was awarded a doctorate of humane letters from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences for the valuable contributions of his work to society.

Education: 
  • BS — William Paterson University, 1978
  • MA — Arizona State University, 1987
  • Executive Education — Stanford University, 2001

 

Research Interests: 
  • Sustainable Community Develoment
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Managing the Innovative Design and Management Process
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 494Special Topics
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 515Synthesis Project #3 Capstone
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 514Synthesis Project #2 Income Pr
RED 515Synthesis Project #3 Capstone
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 514Synthesis Project #2 Income Pr
RED 515Synthesis Project #3 Capstone
RED 680Practicum
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 580Practicum
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 510Re Est Devp. Bus & Proj Mgmt
RED 514Synthesis Project #2 Income Pr
RED 515Synthesis Project #3 Capstone
RED 680Practicum
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 494Special Topics
RED 501Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles
RED 507Synthesis Project #1 Residenti
RED 580Practicum
Service: 

Master Planning and Community Design

  • Roy Roges and Dale Evans Happy Trails Resort — 1985
  • ASU Tempe Center Redevelopment — 1986
  • Salt River Project Corporate Headquarters — 1986
  • Papago Park Center — 1986
  • Adobes de la Tierra — 1987
  • Manistee Ranch — 1997
  • City of Glendale — 1997 
  • Frijoilas Village — 1997
  • Mitchell Place — 1997
  • Wildflower — 1997
  • Solono Bella — 1998
  • Wildflower II — 1998
  • WestRock — 1999
  • Copper Basin — 1999
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