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2017 Sherman Miller Case Competition - CU Wins!

BOULDER, COLORADO. A team of six Leeds undergrad real estate students took the top spot at the 2017 Sherman Miller Real Estate Competition hosted by the CU Real Estate Center and pitting teams from CU, CSU and DU in the annual intrastate battle. The winning team included seniors Kevin Castillo, Paula Chavarria, Kevin Goodman, Edward Miller and Alec Schmergel, and junior Sultan Alkhonji. The victory marks the third time CU has won the competition in the four years since the inaugural event in 2014. The University of Denver placed second and CSU third.

The competition is designed to give the students a taste of the real world by tasking the students with analyzing and then presenting to a panel of industry experts their findings and recommendations for a potential purchase of a neighborhood retail center. The student teams have just five days to complete their analysis before making their presentations live before the industry experts and answering tough questions posed by the panel during the Q&A that follows.

The team prepares in the weeks leading up to the event by analyzing and then presenting practice cases before some of our CUREC industry partners as well as our real estate faculty. A special thank you to those industry partners who helped prepare this year’s winning team.

The event is named in honor of Sherm Miller, past Executive Director of the CUREC, and the primary force behind establishing this intrastate undergrad real estate case competition.

Congratulations to our winning team…WAY TO GO BUFFS!

Left to right: Kevin Castillo, Alec Schmergel, Paula Chavarria, Edward (E.J.) Miller, Sultan Alkhonji, and Kevin Goodman

2017 ULI Colorado Cultivating Development Forum

August 17, 2017
McNichols Building
144 W. Colfax Avenue

We are proud partners of @ULIColo on their Food and Real Estate Forum. Join us to hear the latest trends in food equity, boutique food halls, and how land use professionals are leveraging food into their latest projects. Click here for additional information or to register.

Academic Director Tom Thibodeau - Conversation with ReMax of Boulder

CU Real Estate Students win Prestigious NAIOP Rocky Mountain Challenge!

The Rise is Real, from the gridiron to cast iron, as CU's graduate real estate team wins the prestigious NAIOP Rocky Mountain Challenge real estate case competition, held in Denver last evening. CU's winning team of four master of science in real estate (MSRE) students, two MBA real estate students and one master of urban and regional planning (MURP) student took top honors, recapturing the Rocky Mountain Challenge trophy from the University of Denver.

(left to right) Chris Antonov, Daniel Nichols, Juan Niño, Connor Richardson, James Roy II, Katie Bloudoff-Indelicato and Joseph Donadio

The Challenge, in its 15th year, pits the state's top business schools in a semester-long real-world real estate development competition. CU's team was instructed by Kim Koehn, a principal of K2 Ventures, with assistance from an extraordinary host of real estate developers, architects, environmental specialists, and financiers, all of whom volunteered their time to teach.

Each university fields three teams of graduate students and then selects its top team at the end of the semester to compete in front of nearly 800 real estate leaders at NAIOP's gala event. This year’s case involved developing a full-scope vision and plan for the redevelopment of a major parcel in Denver's historic Globeville neighborhood. Check out the site, Terminal at 51st, here.

With many thanks to our friends and supporters, congratulations to the winning CU Buff’s Graduate Real Estate team!

Mike Kercheval, Sherman R. Miller Executive Director
CU Real Estate Center