Thursday, April 11, 2019

Solar Arts Building
711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis

Due to travel conditions for both the students and attendees, NAIOP has to cancel this event.

The universities put a lot of work into designing their proposals and presentations. NAIOP will be discussing possibilities on how to utilize the great efforts of the student teams.

The 16th annual University Challenge is here and April 11 is the date to see the next round of exceptional talent about to enter our market.

Three finalists from the five competing universities will present their concept for the Snelling-Midway redevelopment surrounding Allianz Field in St. Paul. This active site is the subject of much speculation in the market, so come and see what these student teams propose for the best use.

Be there to support the talented professionals entering the market. It’s going to be a great competition!

The Site

NAIOP is partnering with Mortenson on the Snelling-Midway redevelopment surrounding Allianz Field in St. Paul for this year’s competition. The Snelling-Midway property is owned by an investor group led by Richard Birdoff of RD Management and Bill McGuire of the Minnesota United soccer team.

The site includes 12.1 acres of developable land surrounding the new soccer stadium. The approved master plan for the site will provide the teams with the guiding principles to be used in their proposals.

Snelling-Midway Site Plan

The Judges

Andre Brumfield, Assoc. AIA; Gensler
Sara Martin, Welsh Companies
Steve Schwanke, Inland Development
Peter Tanis, Newmark Knight Frank
Brent Webb, Mortenson

The Opus Foundation® is proud to partner with NAIOP in supporting our future commercial real estate professionals at the 2019 University Real Estate Challenge.

Event Sponsor


Please arrive early to allow time for valet.
Limited parking is also available in the Chow Girls lot on Monroe St.


3:30 pm Registration & Networking
4:00 pm Presentations from the 3 Finalist Teams
5:30 pm Announcement of the Winners & Reception


This event has been cancelled.
$35 | NAIOP member or non-member
Free | students

License Credit

Please note: This program does not qualify for continuing real estate education credits.

The Universities