Alumni Reunion 2018

July 14th, Friday

Today’s Highlights:

  • Guest Talk by Frederick Cooper @9:30am
  • Guest Talk by Cecil Phillips @11:00am
  • Joint Discussion by Donald Shillingburg and Richard Peiser @1:30pm
  • Alumni Adjourn @3pm

Schedule Detail

The second-day programing begins at 9:00pm. The Alumni Reunion concludes on Friday, July 14th at 4:00pm. GSD Executive Education offers two AMDP courses in the morning. Alumni are invited to register via a separate links.


Guest Talk by Frederick Cooper, Toll Brothers, Inc.

Frederick Cooper

Senior Vice President, Toll Brothers, Inc.

Fred Cooper joined Toll Brothers in 1993 to establish its Finance and Investor Relations Departments. He holds an A.B. from Brown University and a Master of Public Policy in finance and international development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Networking Break


Guest Talk by Cecil Phillips, Place Properties

Cecil Phillips

CEO & Chairman, Place Properties

Since founding Place Properties in 1991, Mr. Phillips has financed and developed over 60,000 student housing units across 30 campuses. Lately, he’s been focusing on developing affordable workforce housing using modern modular construction, independent of traditional financing sources like the LITHC program.

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Lunch & Introductions with Current AMDP Participants

*Lunch registration, included in the $400 ticket price, is mandatory. Extra arrangements to join the lunch will not be available on the day of the event.

[Location] Harvard Law School


Joint Discussion by Donald Shillingburg and Richard Peiser

Donald Shillingburg

Associate, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Donald joined AHMM in 2019, bringing a rich portfolio of culturally and commercially significant projects from his tenure in prominent New York and London practices. He was part of the design team for Hudson Yards, where he worked on a number of aspects including the commercial towers, infrastructure platform and rail facility, public landscape and the large-scale artwork, Vessel.

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Richard Peiser

Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development, Harvard GSD

Richard Peiser has been the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the Graduate School of Design since 1998. Peiser’s research primarily explores how real estate developers respond to market dynamics and their institutional environment, especially within urban redevelopment, affordable housing, and suburban sprawl.

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Alumni Discussion


Registration and Sponsorship

Purchase tickets to the Dinner on Thursday night, as well as for all other events scheduled throughout the two-day period. Sponsorship help us create unforgettable experiences for all attendees.

Hotel & Restaurants

Discover more about hotel accommodations and excellent dining options in Cambridge.

AMDP Courses by Exec. Ed

GSD Executive Education has arranged a selection of AMDP courses for alumni. Additional Registration is required to attend.