2014 Capital Challenge

Congratulations to

The 2014 Capital Challenge will pit teams from Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate Program, The Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at The University of Maryland, The Kogod School of Business at American University, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and George Mason University’s M.S. Program in Real Estate Development  in a competition focusing on a real estate development/redevelopment project in the Suburban Maryland, Washington, DC metropolitan area. The teams are assigned the same real estate case study and are provided essential information and/or assumptions about the property. Teams will then formulate a proposed investment strategy and develop a comprehensive analysis and recommendation of how to maximize the potential of the property from both a quantitative (financial) and qualitative (feasibility) standpoint. 

The Capital Challenge uniquely examines a “real life” case study and assigns each school a team of consultant sponsors from supporting disciplines to help them develop their solution.  At the grand finale event, the winning school is awarded a Grand Prize Scholarship of $10,000!

We are excited to welcome Federal Realty Investment Trust as the 2014 Capital Challenge sponsor.  Previous Challenges have examined W.C. Smith’s Riverfront Portfolio, First Potomac Realty Trust’s Greyhound site, Akridge’s Buzzards Point and a JBG’s sponsored site in NOMA.  We are reaching out to our NAIOP members and friends for your ideas for a great Capital Challenge case study.  The Case sponsorship and Consultant sponsorship proceeds fund the scholarship prize and team expenses incurred in case preparations.  This event has proven to be of great value to the case sponsor and a great way to connect our NAIOP members with the bright young minds of our future real estate professionals so please, get involved and help make this another worthwhile event! 
Please contact Tim Zulick, Capital Challenge Chair or Sally Modjeska if you have an interesting project or site or are considering Challenge Sponsorship.
We look forward to hearing from you!

For access to the Capital Challenge blog click here.



ARCHITECTURE Cooper Carry Powers Brown
 Perkins+Will WDG Architecture HKS Architects
BROKERAGE Avison Young Cushman & Wakefield Cassidy Turley Transwestern Jones Lang LaSalle
 Soltesz Bohler Engineering Dewberry VIKA Macris, Hendricks &
CONSTRUCTION Clark Construction Group SIGAL Construction Corp. Balfour Beatty
 Davis Construction Tishman Construction
DEVELOPMENT Trammell Crow Company Grosvenor LCOR Boston Properties The JBG Companies
FINANCE EagleBank Capital One Monument Bank US Bank PNC Real Estate


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Silver Sponsors

B.F. Saul Company
Cassidy Turley
City of Bowie
Cooper Carry Inc.
EDGE Commercial Real Estate
Guardian Realty Management
HITT Contracting Inc.
Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, PA
PNC Real Estate
Powers Brown Architecture
Rodgers Consulting
Therrien Waddell
VIKA Companies, LLC
WDG Architecture

Bronze Sponsors

Bond Beebe
Chicago Title - National Commercial Services
DBI Architects
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Fidelity National Title - National Commercial Services
Grunley Construction
Harvey-Cleary Builders
Hubert Construction, LLC
Lerch Early & Brewer
Ruppert Landscape
University of Maryland/Colvin Institute
Wilkes Artis, Chartered