NAIOP Maryland/DC is excited to announce that our 5th Annual Capital Challenge real estate case competition is underway!
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!
At this time we are in search of a 2014 case sponsor and an interesting case study. 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!