Thursday, April 20, 2023

3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina 

Advanced registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be welcome.

1100 and 1200 Washington Ave S Minneapolis map20th 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 1100 & 1200 Washington Ave S in downtown Minneapolis. In the proposals, the student teams can choose to utilize the existing buildings on each site or demolish the buildings and start with vacant sites.

The Schools

Iowa State University

Marquette University Center for Real Estate

University of Minnesota

University of Northern Iowa

St. Cloud State University

University of St. Thomas

University of Wisconsin-Madison


$45 | NAIOP member or non-member
Free | students*
*Students: Email NAIOP for complimentary registration


3:30 pm | Registration & Networking
4:00 pm | Presentations from the 3 Finalist Teams
5:30 pm | Winner Announcement & Reception - with bowling & bocce!

License Credit

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

The Opus Foundation® is proud to partner with NAIOP in supporting our future commercial real estate professionals at the 2023 University Real Estate Challenge.