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About this event

The UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the Sauder School of Business, UBC is proud to host the UBC-Sauder International Real Estate Case Competition. We invite participants from the top undergraduate academic real estate programs from around the world to enter teams of up to six undergraduate students to compete in this academic event. We seek to fill the void this year from the cancellation of the annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition. As such, the structure, guidelines, and standards of this completion will strictly adhere to the Cornell event.

Each team has five days to prepare their analysis and make investment recommendations on a real estate case study, which is based on an actual commercial real estate transaction.

Teams will make a 15-minute presentation of their analysis to a panel of judges, comprised of distinguished senior real estate professionals, and will be questioned by the panel during a 20 min Q&A session.

The teams will be judged not only on their investment recommendations, their approach to the problem, and their presentation skills, but also on their ability to answer and response to direct and probing questions posed by the judges.

The top teams in preliminary round then make their presentations to second full panel of judges, of senior real estate and finance experts. These teams will compete for approximately $C 20,000 in prize money with an expected $C 10,000 for the winning team.

We are extremely grateful to QuadReal for their generous support as the competition’s lead sponsor of this year’s event, with their cooperation and support the event could not happen. As well, we appreciate the support and assistance provided to us by Prof. Dan Quan from Cornell University as well fill in for them with this year’s UBC Sauder event.