Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Team presentation at the 2017 Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition10th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition
November 12-13, 2018
Convene, 32 Old Slip, New York City

The Center for Real Estate and Finance will host the 10th annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition in New York City on November 12-13, 2018.

The event, developed by Cornell School of Hotel Administration professor Daniel Quan, 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.

Over twenty-five undergraduate teams compete for over $20,000 in prize money. Judges in the competition are real estate executives representing top companies in the industry. The competition is open to undergraduate student teams and is by invitation only.

For information about the competition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Cristina Carter at

Participating universities include:

  • Baruch College-CUNY
  • Brown University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Indiana University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Villanova University

Industry Judges include:

  • Amy Applebaum ’86 (CALS), Fund Finance Consultant
  • Cheryl Boyer ’87, Chief Operating Officer, Fulcrum Hospitality LLC
  • Marty Burger, P ’17 & ’20, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
  • Marc Falcone ’95, Real Estate Portfolio
  • Raphael Fishbach ’99, Principal, Mesa West Capital
  • Merrie Frankel, President & Founder, Minerva Realty Consultants
  • Karen Horstmann, Portfolio Manager, Norges Bank Real Estate Management (NBREM)
  • Bruce Kimmelman ’91, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and Acquisitions, Macklowe Properties               
  • Fabiana Lotito, Program Manager, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF)
  • Anthony Orso, President, Capital Markets Strategies, Newmark Knight Frank       
  • Frank Patafio, Senior Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions, RXR Realty LLC
  • Ray Potter ’87 (CALS), MBA ’92, Managing Partner, R3 Funding 
  • David Rothenberg, President, Tishman
  • Matthew Shore ’00, Chief Investment Officer, DRA Advisors LLC
  • Jackie Soffer, P ’20, Chairman & CEO, Turnberry Associates         

The competition is funded in part by the Marjorie Boas Levins and Jack Levins/F.H.T. Rhodes Real Estate Case Competition Fund.


Michael Dang, MMH ’07

anpha holdings


Tishman logo

Marc Falcone ’95

macklowe properties

Mesa West Capital


Newmark Knight Frank

Norges Bank Real Estate Management

R3 Funding


Silverstein Properties


New York Women Executives in Real Estate

Watch the video to learn more about the case competition