UBC Student Team Local Presentations

NAIOP Pacific Northwest Real Estate Challenge

Hosted by UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate

Friday, February 23, 2018
Room C100
UBC @ Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC


2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Guests Check-in
3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Team One Presentation
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. Team Two Presentation
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Evaluation and Feedback
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception

The UBC Student Team's proposal will be presented at the regional contest in March 2018.

Site - Tacoma, WA
The 0.56 acre property, located at 728 Market Street in downtown Tacoma, is zoned Downtown Commercial Core, providing teams with an opportunity to evaluate market-rate urban development consistent with Tacoma’s urban design guidelines.

Click here to register by February 19, 2018.  

If you have any questions please contact Jessie Lam at or (604)-822-8399


Tsur Somerville
Real Estate Foundation of BC Professor in Real Estate Finance 
UBC Sauder School of Business


 Student Teams

Cam MacGregor, Concert Properties
Kate Sunderland Ratzlaff, Concert Properties

Jaraad Marani, Colliers Int'l
Hugo Vásquez, Mondevo 

Team Blue
Jordan Chan
Emily Liu
Luigi Polisi
Gurinder Sidhu
Alan Zhu

Team Green
Derrick Feng
Jared Freedman
Jason Huang
Elaine Nguyen
Austen Perry


Anne Bancroft-Jones, Polygon Homes
John Conicella, Serracan

Andrew Grant, PCI
Ben Taddei, Conwest

Sponsored by: 

Henderson Development (Canada)

NAIOP Real Estate Competition Winners!

Real Estate Economics Paper Award

Congratulations to Sauder students Kimberley Chung, Alex Micu, Kim Nguyen, and Kathy Yu for writing the top undergraduate real estate economics paper in 2013.

As part of the Commerce 407: Real Estate Economics class, students conduct original research on a real estate or urban economics topic of their choosing and write up the results in an academic-style term paper. The winning group this year looked at the effect of bike lanes on nearby real estate. To measure housing price appreciation the students used repeat sales data--sales of the same property over time--from before and after the lanes were installed along the Cypress and Burrard street routes. While their findings differ by route and distance to the lane, overall they do not find a statistically significant effect on housing prices. For more information on their findings and approach, please see their paper below.

View Paper

The UBC Student Team’s proposal will be presented at the regional event on March 8, 2017 at Robson Square Vancouver downtown.

Andre Burlacu 

WInston Liang

Guang Yow Low

Scott Marshall

Briana Mussatto

Winnie Ng

Ryan Weafer

Stephanie Yeargin