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WIN THE CHALLENGE, TAKE THE CASH

Teams of graduate students from the top-ranked business schools are invited to Austin to participate in a case-based real estate competition with cash awards for the top four teams.

  • NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SPONSORS AND JUDGES

    The invitation-only case competition involves analyzing a recent real estate transaction consummated by a leading global real estate firm. The contestants represent the most talented graduate real estate students that compete for the highest honors and cash awards. Judge panels consist of senior executives from leading real estate companies from across the US.

CHALLENGE BENEFITS

  • $25,000 in cash awards for top four finalist teams
  • Nationally recognized corporate sponsors and judges
  • Network with potential employers
  • Challenge resume book
  • Excellent resume builder
  • National recognition

2022 Winners

1st Place: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2nd Place: University of California, Berkeley

3rd Place: University of California, Los Angeles

4th Place: Georgetown University 

Honorable Mentions: Columbia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Southern California

2021 Winners

1st Place: University of California, Berkeley

2nd Place: University of Wisconsin 

3rd Place: Georgetown University

4th Place: University of Michigan

2020 Winners

1st Place: Northwestern University

2nd Place: University of North Carolina

3rd Place: Georgetown University

4th Place: University of California, Berkeley

2019 Winners

1st Place: University of California, Berkeley

2nd Place: University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

3rd Place: Georgetown University

4th Place: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton 

2018 Winners

1st Place: University of California, Berkeley

2nd Place: UCLA Anderson

3rd Place: University of Southern California

4th Place: University of Michigan

2017 Winners

1st Place: Columbia University

2nd Place: Northwestern University

3rd Place: UCLA Anderson

4th Place: University of Chicago

2016 Winners

1st Place: University of Texas at Austin

2nd Place: Northwestern University

3rd Place: Columbia University

4th Place: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill