Competitions

Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition

The Gerald D. Hines ULI Urban Design Competition brings together interdisciplinary teams of students in business, real estate development, architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, and law to work on a development plan for a selected parcel.

Harvard was a Finalist in the 2010 competition, with a team comprised of Graduate School of Design students Fai Au, Ignacio Correa, Macy Leung, Xue Zhou and Harvard Business School student Shane Campbell.


FHLB Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition

Sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Affordable Housing Development Competition brings together interdisciplinary teams of students from schools in the Boston area to work with community developers and professional architects to develop an affordable housing proposal.

Harvard was the Winner of the 2010 competition, with a team comprised of Graduate School of Design students Jorge Colon, Joseph Martinez, Harvard Business School student Terra Rogers, Harvard Kennedy School student Julie Leadbetter, and MIT students Jasmine Tillu, Yan-Ping Wang, Julie Chan, and Alexis Taylor


National Real Estate Finance Challenge

The National Real Estate Challenge is a case-based real estate competition between leading business/real estate schools around the country hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. Sponsors of the competition have included such firms as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Trammel Crow.

MIT Boston Open Real Estate Case Challenge

The Alumni Association of the MIT Center for Real Estate hosts an annual real estate case competition that is open to students from any accredited graduate program. Teams of 3-4 use their financial underwriting and modeling skills on a real world asset under conditions that they are likely to encounter at any private equity or real estate development firm.

Harvard was the Winner of the 2010 competition, with a team comprised of Graduate School of Design students Elli Lobach, Ian Klein, and Kristen Hunter.


UNC Real Estate Development Challenge

The UNC Real Estate Development Challenge is a case competition founded by the Center for Real Estate Development at Kenan-Flagler Business School. An invitation-only event, each spring the Challenge convenes 16 teams of 4 members from the nation’s top-20 MBA and Real Estate programs to compete. This annual event is the first business school case competition to focus solely on real estate development. Teams are invited in the early fall and the event takes place in early spring.

Chase Community Development Competition

The Chase Community Development Competition gives teams of students a real world learning opportunity to partner with a New Orleans nonprofit organization and develop a real estate project that is feasible, sustainable, and helps to build and strengthen the local community. Chase will award pre-development grants to the nonprofit partner for the first, second and third place winners in the amount of $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000.