Second Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge
On Saturday, December 9th, the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development awarded Christoper Tringali and Kevin Turner from SUNY Buffalo first prize in the Second Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge for their project, "Delaware North Building." The team beat out an initial 21 entries and three other semi-finalists from real estate programs across the country.
Second place was awarded to Jainam Shah and Vandana Vishnubhotla from New York University for their project "Via Verde, South Bronx, New York; Third place to Ines Andrade, Michal Najder, and Logan Walker from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for "1K Fulton, Chicaco, Illinois;" and an honorable mention to John Mullaney, Pierre Stassart, and Cameron Welbig from the University of St. Thomas for "A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis, Minnesota."
Students presented to a panel of industry experts: Susanne Cannon, Managing Principal, Cannon-Affiliates; Mukang Cho, CEO and Managing Principal, Morning Calm Management; Michael Johnson, President and CEO, UrbanCore Development, LLC; and Bob Wulff, Director, Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and MS in Real Estate Development, George Mason University.
The Colvin Case Study Challenge is a national retrospective written case study competition that challenges teams to document a recent innovative real estate project within its own metropolitan region. Projects are judged on the depth of understanding of markets, project valuation, finance, urban design, entitlement processes, and operational issues by leading real estate professionals.