Molly Goodman

Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
Graduate Student Ambassador

Molly Goodman


Vail, Colorado

Why did you choose Daniels?

My decision to come back to school came as I approached the 10-year mark in my career in institutional investing. As I considered grad school, my first determination involved a cost-benefit analysis of MBA programs. After visiting different campuses around the country and sitting in on classes, I found that, without knowing it, I had gained much of the experience for which an MBA is meant to prepare you. I ended up realizing that I had greater degrees of freedom to exercise in my grad school endeavor and recalibrated my focus from a generalized MBA to an asset class and industry-specific focus: real estate.

As I assembled a new sampling of real estate master’s programs, the differentiated approach that characterizes Burns immediately grabbed me. The brilliance of a hybrid model—the marriage of real estate finance and investment with development and construction management—is distinctly unique and the best-positioned approach for direct translation to the real world.  To put it more succinctly, I chose Daniels for the MS REBE program.

Previous Education

Tuck School of Business: Pre-MBA certificate

Trinity College: BA in political science, with a concentration in international political economy
Deerfield Academy

Pre-Grad School Experience

Indus Capital Partners, Process and Strategy Consultant, Client Advisory

Aristeia Capital, Hedge Fund Product Specialist, Investor Relations and Marketing

Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado, Liquid Strategies Investment Officer

Cambridge Associates, Alternative Investment Research and Consulting (Hedge Funds)

Post Grad School Goal

I’d like to pivot within the ecosystem of alternative investments to either a capital markets role or analyst role on a commercial real estate investment team.


Connecting like minds, community engagement, self-growth, adventure travel, backcountry snowboarding, cycling