National Real Estate Challenge

The National Real Estate Challenge, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin each November, allows graduate student teams from top business schools compete for the highest honors and cash awards in an invitation-only real estate case competition.  

2016 National Real Estate Challenge Winners:
1st Place: University of Texas at Austin
2nd Place: Northwestern University
3rd Place: Columbia University
4th Place: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2015 National Real Estate Challenge Winners:
1st Place: University of Texas at Austin
2nd Place: Cornell University
3rd Place: University of Chicago
4th Place: University of Wisconsin

Case Sponsor: Invesco
First Prize Sponsor: The Lionstone Group
Lead Sponsors: Alliance Residential, Almanac Realty Investors, Blackstone, Greystar, L&B Realty, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Supporting Sponsors: American Realty Advisors, Bailard Inc., Clarion Partners, Coastwood Capital, Compatriot Capital, Hunt Realty, Parmenter, Prudential Morgage, Stream Realty, Woods Capital

Benefits:

  • $25,000 in cash awards for top four finalist teams
  • Top corporate sponsors and judges
  • Network with potential employers
  • Challenge resume book
  • Excellent resume builder
  • Nationwide recognition

Additional Case Challenge Opportunities

Each year, McCombs MBA's participate in an array of additional real estate case challenges across the country. These include the UNC Development Challenge, ULI Hines Competition, North Texas NAIOP Competition, and Kellogg and Harvard Real Estate Venture Competitions. More information, including registration and dates, for GRES members to participate in the competitions will be distributed throughout the year.