10th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

November 13, 2018

All day

The Center for Real Estate and Finance hosts the 10th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition in New York City on November 12 – 13, 2018. The event, developed by Cornell School of Hotel Administration professor Daniel Quan, attracts a global array of students, tasks the teams with analyzing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal. The competition itself is the culmination of an intensive five-day analysis preparation by the students and a full day of presentations. The teams are judged on their investment recommendations, approach to the problems, and presentation skills. Over twenty-five undergraduate teams compete for over $20,000 in prize money. Judges in the competition are real estate executives representing top companies in the industry. The competition is open to undergraduate student teams and is by invitation only.

Participating universities include: Baruch College-CUNY, Brown University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Indiana University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Renmin University of China, Rutgers University, University of Aberdeen, University of Auckland, University of British Columbia, University of Cambridge, University of Colorado, University of Connecticut, University of Guelph, University of Hong Kong, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Sydney, University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Villanova University.

Industry judges include: Amy Applebaum ’86 (CALS), Fund Finance Consultant; Cheryl Boyer ’87, Chief Operating Officer, Fulcrum Hospitality LLC; Marty Burger, P ’17 & ’20, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.; Marc Falcone ’95, Real Estate Portfolio; Raphael Fishbach ’99, Principal, Mesa West Capital; Merrie Frankel, President & Founder, Minerva Realty Consultants; Karen Horstmann, Portfolio Manager, Norges Bank Real Estate Management (NBREM); Alan Kanders ’87, Managing Member & Founder, Three Wall Capital LLC; Bruce Kimmelman ’91, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and Acquisitions, Macklowe Properties; Fabiana Lotito, Program Manager, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF); Anthony Orso, President, Capital Markets Strategies, Newmark Knight Frank; Frank Patafio, Senior Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions, RXR Realty LLC; Ray Potter ’87 (CALS), MBA ’92, Managing Partner, R3 Funding; David Rothenberg, President, Tishman; Matthew Shore ’00, Chief Investment Officer, DRA Advisors LLC; and Jackie Soffer, P ’20, Chairman & CEO, Turnberry Associates.

For information about the competition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Cristina Carter at cref@cornell.edu. The competition is funded in part by the Marjorie Boas Levins and Jack Levins/F.H.T. Rhodes Real Estate Case Competition Fund.


New York City



Event Related Files:

CIRECC 2018 Program.pdf
Sponsorship package CIRECC 2018.pdf


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Cristina Carter