Jan 10, 2013
The third annual list of New Jersey’s top 50 most powerful and influential leaders in the real estate industry has been released, and Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College was represented by 2001 Master of Science in Public Policy Management alumna Monique King-Viehland.
The NJBIZ 50 list not only represents the big deals that transpired in New Jersey real estate; it also notes the leaders who are pushing development policy behind the scenes. King-Viehland is currently the president of Campus Gateway Development Inc., a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) subsidiary that’s working to redevelop the area around the campus and transform it into a community populated by housing and retail projects.
“Truthfully, I was stunned when I saw my name,” said King-Viehland. “I have been reviewing the list since they started it three years ago, and I never thought I would see my name on it.”
“And to be one of four women and the only African American,” she said. “I was honored.”
King-Viehland said she leveraged her Heinz College education to immediately begin adding value to her organization.
“I could absorb information quickly, which allowed me to hit the ground running, and I had a battery of tools -- both quantitative and qualitative -- at my disposal to attack problems,” said King-Viehland. “Heinz gave me a strong foundation on which I have built my career.”
“I have been doing this type of work for more than a decade, not for the glory, but to make a real difference in people's lives.”
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