Thursday, April 21, 2022

Solar Arts Building
711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis

Advanced registration is closed.
On-site registration will be available starting at 3:30 pm.

4100 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview19th Annual University Challenge

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.

The Site

This year's site is 4100 Lexington Avenue North in Shoreview. In the proposals, the student teams can choose to utilize one or both of the 4100 West & East existing office buildings on the site or demolish the buildings and start with a vacant site.


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


$45 | NAIOP member or non-member
Free | students

Parking & Valet

Arrive early to allow time to use valet or park.
  • Complimentary valet: Drop your car off near the Solar Arts building entrance at Monroe Street & 15th Ave. Make sure to pick your vehicle up by 7:30 pm.
  • Parking is available in the lot just north of the building. The lot isn't named, but there's a large, colorful mural near the entrance, which is off of Monroe Street NE. Indeed Brewing's parking lot is also available, along with limited street parking.

Event Space

Use the entrance on 15th Ave. to access the 3rd floor event space.

License Credit

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

The Schools

Marquette University Center for Real Estate

St. Cloud State University

University of Minnesota

University of St. Thomas

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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