Annual University Real Estate Challenge
Founded in 2003, the annual University Challenge is a highlight event for NAIOP Minnesota.
Student teams from regional universities are charged with pitching a deal to potential investors that involves the most profitable yet feasible project that maximizes value while achieving the highest risk adjusted return. The teams are asked to address a development plan, construction timeline, budget, pro-forma, leasing plan and schedule, financing plan and market analysis.
2024 Event Details »
2024 Timeline: 21st Annual University Challenge
Fall 2024: Planning Begins
The committee reviews recommendations and determines the 2024 site location.
February 2024: Sponsor Solicitation Begins
University Challenge Committee members will reach out to past and prospective sponsors.
April 11, 2024: Presentation to NAIOP Audience
University teams will present their proposals to the judging panel early that afternoon. The top three finalists will then present to the NAIOP Minnesota audience.