The CASE 2014

Thank you to all of the competitors judges and sponsors that made the CASE 2014 an international success.  The 2014 CASE in London attracted over 42 excellent teams from six countries and was one of our most challenging competitions to date.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the CASE 2015.  


1. Georgetown 

2. Harvard

3.  Columbia

Click here to watch video of the CASE finals 

Click here for an article about the CASE from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Click here for a Press Release from Georgetown University



Finals Judges - London

Hans Nordby - Co-Star / PPR
Shawn Hurley - Skanska Commercial Development
Jason Blank - Brockton Capital
Charles Graham - Europa Capital
Simon Fisk - Pembroke Real Estate
Ross Blair - Hines UK

Semi Final Judges - London

Richard Baldwin - Derwent London
Nick Spencer - Buchler Barnett Spencer
Rob Lovett - InvestBridge
Yali Wang - Pembroke Real Estate
Charles Graham - Europa Capital
Alex Knapp - Hines
Serge Platonow - Cognidiem Advisors
Bob White - Real Capital Analytics
Emre Camlibel - Soyak Holdings
Jason Blank - Brockton Capital
Dan Prigmore - Baupost
Giles Newman - CoStar/PPR

Preliminary Round Judges - Boston

Bill Gause -  Leggat McCall Properties LLC 
Bill Kane - BioMed Realty Trust
Brett Tonks - Colony Realty Partners
Charley Leatherbee - Skanska
Chip Winetraub - Spaulding and Slye
Clayton Wyatt - Past Competitor
Dan McGrath - Berkeley Investments
David Willett - New Boston Fund
Don Briggs - Federal Realty
Doug Karp - New England Development
Ed Marsteiner - National Development
FX Jacoby
Hayley Suminski - Centerline Capital
Heather Hohenthal - TA Associates Realty 
Jamie Gerrity - Boston Global Investors
Jeff Johnston - Cathartes Private
Joanne Adkins - John Hancock
Joel Sklar - Samuels & Associates
John Barrie - Long Wharf
John Quintal - RBS Citizens
Keith Munsell - Leader Bank and Boston University
Lauren O'Neil - HFF
Mahmood Malihi - Leggat McCall Properties LLC 
Mathew Santos - CBRE
Maureen McCaffrey - MITIMCO
Michael Roberts - AvalonBay
Mike Barowsky - Boston Development Group
Mike Jammen - Urban Meritage
Joe Marconi - Harvard
Paul Hickey - Black Diamond Realty Advisors
Peter Sougarides - Samuels & Associates
Peter Spellios - Related Beal
Peter Vanderweil - The Davis Companies
Rich Monopoli - Boston Properties
Ron Pastore - AEW Capital Management


American University – Represented by Two Teams
Auburn University – Represented by One Team
Babson – Represented by One Team
Baruch College – Represented by One Team
Brandeis University – Represented by One Team
Columbia – Represented by Three Teams
Cornell – Represented by Three Teams
Dartmouth– Represented by One Team
Florida International University – Represented by Three Teams
Georgetown– Represented by One Team
Harvard – Represented by Three Teams
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Represented by One Team
Istanbul Technical University – Represented by One Team
London Business School – Represented by Two Teams
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Represented by Two Teams
New York University – Represented by Three Teams
Rice – Represented by One Team
Southern Methodist University – Represented by One Team
Texas A&M University – Represented by One Team
Texas Christian University – Represented by One Team
University of Cambridge – Represented by One Team
University College London – Represented by One Team
University of Florida – Represented by One Team
University of Pennsylvania Wharton – Represented by One Team
University of Pittsburgh – Represented by One Team
Villanova – Represented by One Team
York University - Represented by Three Teams

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The CASE Semi-Finals on March 27 will be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)- Click Here For Venue Details 

The CASE Finals and MIT Real Estate Forum on March 28 will be held at London City Hall- Click Here For venue Details


The CASE focuses on real estate acquisition, development programming and financial underwriting at the asset level. The competition mimics the professional circumstances and assignments that students interested in real estate finance, acquisitions and development are likely to encounter after graduation. Registered graduate teams, comprised of no more than four graduate students, are sent a competition packet that includes important information about a specific development site in the United Kingdom.

Teams will have five days to submit a brief concept narrative
(Letter Of Intent), including a bid price and development program for the site, the capital structure for the development venture, a fully-functional Excel-based financial model and summary PowerPoint presentation.
 Based on this information, a panel of judges will select 12 semi finalist teams to travel to London to compete in a semi-final round in front of a host of judges and industry professionals. Three teams will be selected from the semi-finalists to advance to the final round to be judged by industry veterans in front of a live audience.

We would like to thank all of our past competitors, judges, sponsors and volunteers for helping make the CASE an international success.


October 1, 2013 - Registration Opens

December 2, 2013 (11:59 PM EST) - Early Registration is Closed

January 15, 2014 (11:59 PM EST) - Late Registration is Closed

January 28, 2014 (12:00 PM EST) - CASE released to competitors

February 2, 2014 (11:59 PM EST) - CASE submission due

February 11, 2014 - CASE Preliminary Round in Boston, MA

February 14, 2014 - Semi Finalists notified

March 27, 2014 - CASE Semi-Finals in London, England

March 28, 2014 - CASE Finals in London England

March 28, 2014 - MIT Real Estate Forum 2014 in London, England