2019 Capital Challenge




The 2019 Capital Challenge pits teams from Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate Program, The Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at The University of Maryland, The Kogod School of Business at American University, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and George Mason University’s M.S. Program in Real Estate Development  in a case study competition focusing on a real estate development/redevelopment project in the Washington, DC, Suburban Maryland metropolitan area.

Teams are challenged with the case study including essential information and/or assumptions about the property. Students teams formulate a proposed investment strategy and develop a comprehensive analysis and recommendations to maximize the potential of the property from both a quantitative (financial) and qualitative (feasibility) standpoint. 

The Capital Challenge uniquely examines a “real life” case study and assigns each school a team of consultant sponsor firms from supporting disciplines; CRE development, architecture, engineering, brokerage, contracting and finance to support the team in development of their solution.  The case sponsorship and consultant sponsorship proceeds fund the scholarship prize and team expenses incurred in case preparations.  At the Challenge finale event, the winning school is awarded a Grand Prize Scholarship of $10,000!

Previous Challenges have examined the WMATA Northern Bus Garage, Comsat site owned by Lantian Development, Greenhill's Wheaton Maryland holdings, The Midland Companies prime Bethesda property, Federal Realty's Pike 7 Plaza, W.C. Smith’s Riverfront Portfolio, First Potomac Realty Trust’s Greyhound site, Akridge’s Buzzards Point and a JBG sponsored site in NOMA. 

The Capital Challenge has proven to be of great value to the case sponsor and consultant sponsors.  It is an innovative program which connects our NAIOP members with the bright young minds of future real estate professionals so please, get involved and help make this another successful Challenge! 
We look forward to hearing from you!


To become a Challenge Consultant Sponsor, click here.



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