November 13-14, 2017
Convene – Financial District, 32 Old Slip, New York City, New York

The Wharton School team, winners of the 2017 Cornell International Real Estate Case CompetitionCongratulations to the Wharton School

…for taking first place in the 9th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition! The University of Guelph took second place, Cornell University came in third, the University of Wisconsin at Madison came in fourth, and the University of British Columbia and the University of Colorado came in fifth and sixth, respectively.

Videos of the top-placing teams’ presentations on YouTube:

Thank you to all teams for their hard work and dedication to this event. The time and effort that all students put into preparing for this competition was very apparent in the thoroughness of their analyses and the impressive presentations. Many thanks also to our industry judges for allowing us to provide this opportunity to so many students across the globe!

Participating universities include:

  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University
  • Konkuk University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Stanford University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Auckland
  • University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School
  • University of Reading
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Villanova University

Industry judges include:

  • Saul Goldstein ’92 (A&S), Founder and Owner, ActivumSG Capital Management
  • Frank Patafio, Senior Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Head of Investments, RXR Realty
  • Adam Burinescu ’03 (CALS), Managing Director, Centerbridge Partners
  • Jamie Covello, Executive Director, Avison Young
  • Timothy Groves, MBA ’13, Director, Citigroup Global Markets
  • Jeff Horwitz, Partner, Head of Lodging and Gaming Group and Private Equity Real Estate, Proskauer
  • Alan Kanders ’87 (Hotel), Principal, Three Wall Capital
  • Jay Mantz, P ’21, President, Rialto Capital
  • Allyson Martin, Strategic Real Estate Advisor, HUB International Northeast Limited
  • Shary Moalemzadeh, Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, The Carlyle Group
  • Ray Potter ’87 (A&S), MBA ’92, Managing Partner, R3 Funding
  • Chuck Rosenzweig ’85 (ILR), JD ’88, Managing Partner, Criterion Real Estate Capital
  • Wendy Rowden, President, 42nd Street Development Corporation
  • Marty Burger, P ’17 and ’20, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties
  • Karen Horstmann, Head of US Real Estate Asset Strategies and a Portfolio Manager, Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Fabiana Lotito, Senior Director, Global Real Assets, Portfolio Management, TIAA
  • Mike Nash, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
  • Ralph Rose, MBA ’84, Managing Director, Global Chief Operating Officer of Real Estate, Citigroup Global Markets
  • John Swagerty, Senior Vice President for Development, Acadia Realty

For information on the competition, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Cristina Carter. The competition is funded in part by the Marjorie Boas Levins and Jack Levins/F.H.T. Rhodes Real Estate Case Competition Fund.

Title Sponsor

  • Michael Dang, MMH ’07
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Platinum Sponsor

  • Robert D. Kline ’84
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Hotel Sponsor

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Watch the video to learn more about the case competition