Annual University Real Estate Challenge

In its 15th year, NAIOP Minnesota's annual University Challenge event has participating student teams from six regional universities. Teams 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. Students are asked to address a development plan, construction timeline, budget, pro-forma, leasing plan and schedule, financing plan and market analysis.

2018 Timeline

February: Sponsor Solicitation Begins

University Challenge Committee members will reach out to past and prospective sponsors.

Thursday, April 19: Event

All six teams will present their proposals to the judging panel early that afternoon. The top three finalists will then present to the NAIOP Minnesota audience.

2018 Event Details

Participating  Universities

Connect with NAIOP Minnesota's University Challenge Committee

Co-Chairs: Max Grinberg, JLL Capital Markets
Email Max | (612) 217-5143

Brett Kramer, Johnson Financial Group
Email Brett | (612) 851-0334


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