Student Profile
Student Profile: Meena Murugappan

Chennai, India

Master of Science candidate in Real Estate Development, 2006
Bachelor of Architecture, Anna University (Chennai, India), 2001

Interest Area

Large scale mixed use and high-rise commercial real estate development projects

Thesis Topic

“For good design, you pay now. For bad design, you pay later” – Or do you? – an econometric analysis of the impact of architectural design on office buildings in terms of net operating income.

Career Ambition

To create or lead a firm focused on providing cutting edge architectural design and real estate development through collaboration and innovation in order to add value to the community and city.

Why MIT?

The program is highly-recognized by the real estate industry. The small class size creates a great learning environment. The program focuses on both national as well as international projects.


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