The CASE is an international real estate development competition that
provides graduate student teams the opportunity to showcase their real estate
knowledge, creativity, and problem solving abilities by analyzing and
programming a complex real world development site. The CASE is organized
and hosted by The CASE Collaborative. The CASE is not an invitation-only
competition; it is open to any graduate student team in the world.
Unlike other competitions, The CASE focuses on real estate acquisition, development programming, and investment underwriting at the asset level. The competition mimics the circumstances and challenges that students of real estate finance, construction, planning, and design will encounter in the development industry after graduation.
A competition packet that includes detailed information about a specific development site is distributed to registered graduate student teams of three (3) to four (4) graduate students each. Teams have ten (10) days to submit a brief concept narrative and summary development program, a full Excel-based financial proforma, a presentation slide deck, and a final ‘bid price.’ Based on the submissions received, a panel of distinguished industry professionals selects the top twelve teams to travel to San Francisco to compete live in the semifinal and final rounds in front of other panels of distinguished industry professionals
Born out of the MIT Alumni Association of the Center for Real Estate (AACRE), The CASE was created to foster camaraderie among real estate professionals with common interests and to provide a platform for connecting those professionals to the distinguished young practitioners who participate in the competition. Since our inaugural competition in 2010, over 750 participants from 45+ graduate programs have competed for the coveted Kent Roberts Trophy and the pride of being selected as the premier young real estate problem solving team in the world.
Benefits of Competing
Unique development-focused real estate case competition
World-class networking with judges, corporate sponsors, and peers
International recognition from potential employers; you’re in the spotlight!
Rare opportunity to experience the tallest office building on the west coast
Participants must be pursuing a master’s degree during the competition
Minimum of three and maximum of four members per team
Unrestricted number of teams are allowed to register per university
12 semifinal teams will be selected to present their proposals in San Francisco
Semifinal & Final Rounds
at Salesforce Tower
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Goulston & Storrs is an Am Law 200 law firm, with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. With more than 200 lawyers across multiple disciplines, Goulston & Storrs is a real estate powerhouse with leading-edge corporate, capital markets and finance, litigation, and private client and trust practices. Our lawyers employ a proven team approach that values client outcomes over individual recognition.
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