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 at City Ridge in Washington, DC, sponsored by Roadside.

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, rewarding program which connects our NAIOP members with the bright young minds of future real estate professionals!
 


 

SITE SPONSOR
 
 
 
 
 
UNIVERSITY   AMERICAN
  GEORGE MASON   GEORGETOWN   JOHNS HOPKINS   UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
DEVELOPER
  Trammell Crow Company   JBG Smith   Akridge   BF Saul
  Grosvenor
BROKER
  Saviills Studley
  Cushman & Wakefield   CBRE
  Brandywine Realty Trust
  EDGE Commercial Real Estate
CONTRACTOR
  Harvey-Cleary Builders
  DPR Construction   Forrester Construction
  Clark Construction Group
  Coakley & Williams Construction
ARCHITECT
  HKS Architects
  Hickok Cole
  SmithGroup   Cooper Carry   KGD Architecture
ENGINEER
  Dewberry
  Christopher Consultants
  ECS
  Bohler Engineering
  Rodger's Consulting
FINANCIER
  US Bank
  Bank of America
  Revere Bank
  PNC
  EagleBank
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