Real Estate Debt Case Competition

CRE Finance Council's Inaugural
Real Estate Debt Competition

The Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) has invited twelve prestigious universities to participate in its inaugural Real Estate Debt Case Competition (the “Competition”). The objective of the competition is to expose students interested in commercial real estate debt to a unique educational contest and give them an opportunity to interact with senior CRE professionals from CREFC’s membership. CREFC is organizing this year’s competition in collaboration with the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

The Competition will host teams from universities with top real estate programs to compete against other universities with similar profiles. Competitors will present their analysis of a CRE lending decision using a case study based on a real-world transaction. The teams will be given a week to prepare the analysis and presentation materials. At the competition, each team will present its analysis to a panel of senior CRE executives that will judge using evaluation criteria including the team’s analysis, conclusion and presentation skills.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:30 AM – 7:00 PM
The case competition will be followed by a cocktail reception for all participants, industry leaders and CREFC’s Young Professionals.

Participating Schools:
Columbia University
Cornell University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
New York University
The University of Chicago
The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yale University

For Additional Information:
Should you have any questions, please contact either:

Sara Elkas
Senior Manager, Education
CRE Finance Council

Stephanie Petosa
Co-Chair, CREFC Education Committee
10/25/2019 11:30 AM - 10/25/2019 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Conference Center
150 East 42nd Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017

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REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If a registrant is unable to attend a substitute will be accepted at no additional charge.

  • Contact Janie Lam or call (646) 884-7563 for registration related questions.
  • Contact Kim Pang or call (646) 884-7573 for After-Work Seminar, CREFC Women’s Network and speaking opportunity related questions.
  • Contact Caitlin Adams or call (646) 884-7577 for Young Professional and Education event related questions.
  • Contact Daniela Schneider or call (202) 448-0858 for CLE credit related questions.
  • Contact Meghan Roberts or call (202) 448-0862 for sponsorship opportunities.
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