Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition


The Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition, developed by The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, attracts a global array of students and tasks the teams with analyzing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal. The competition itself is the culmination of an intensive five-day analysis preparation by the students and a full day of presentations. The teams are judged on their investment recommendations, approach to the problems, and presentation skills. Judges in the competition are real estate executives representing top companies in the industry.


12th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Cornell University was represented by: Timothy Bergen ’21, Sharon Chen ’22, William McGrath ’21, Jai Patel ’22, Carol Wang ’21.
Cornell University was represented by: Timothy Bergen ’21, Sharon Chen ’22, William McGrath ’21, Jai Patel ’22, Carol Wang ’21.

The WEBS Group, representing Cornell University, took first place at the 12th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition on November 6, 2020. Second place went to Summit Capital, representing the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and third place to Perpetuum Partners, representing Indiana University. The competition was held online and the finals were Livestreamed with the help of eCornell.

Participating Universities:

  • Cornell University
  • Indiana University
  • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at North Carolina
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Sauder School of Business, UBC
  • Southern Methodist University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Villanova University
  • Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Industry judges include:

  • Jackie Soffer P ’20, Chairman and CEO, Turnberry Associaates
  • Jay Mantz P ’21, President, Rialto Capital
  • John Ryan, CEO, Metro Development
  • Fabiana Lotito, Personal Sponsor
  • Adam Falk, Managing Director, Criterion Real Estate Capital
  • Saul Goldstein ’92, CEO and CIO, ActivumSG Capital Management
  • Bonnie Ko, Director, ActivumSG Capital Management
  • Mathew Shore ’00, CIO, DRA Advisors

Past CIRECC Competitions