Sydney and Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition


The 8th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition (CIRECC), an invitation-only collegiate case competition, will take place in New York City on November 14-15. The competition welcomes over 20 international teams this year. Each team of six students will have five days to prepare their case based on an actual real estate transaction. The intensity of the competition has increased each year, and we are certain the students will bring their A-game to compete for the cash prize.

The CIRECC is expanding its international reach through a collaboration with the University of Sydney Business School. Sydney held its inaugural Real Estate Case Competition, organized by Associate Professor Jamie Alcock, on Tuesday, September 27. Teams of four to six undergraduate students from Australia’s eight leading universities (Go8) and the University of Auckland participated in the real estate case competition, and were judged by senior representatives from the Australian Real Estate Industry.

The competition was extremely close, with the judges deliberating for nearly an hour before arriving at a decision. The title of National Champions went to the team from The University of Sydney. As the competition rules precluded the Sydney team from winning the grand prize, however, the runner-up team from The University of Queensland was awarded the grand prize, an all-expenses paid trip (up to $25,000) to Manhattan to compete in the CIRECC. The Sydney team was excluded because it was already guaranteed an invitation to attend the Cornell competition, meaning that both teams will compete in November.

We congratulate the two teams on their performance in the Sydney competition and look forward to hosting them in New York in November.

The full list of 2016 CIRECC participating teams is:

Brown University; Cornell University; Indiana University; McGill University; New York University; Pennsylvania State University; Renmin University of China; Stanford University; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business; University of Connecticut; University of Guelph; University of Michigan; University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School; University of Queensland; University of Sydney; University of Texas at Austin; University of Warwick; University of Wisconsin at Madison; Villanova University