Cornell CUHK Regional Real Estate Competition, Asia

Inaugural Cornell CUHK Regional Real Estate Competition, Asia

October 8, 2018
Hong Kong

Student competition participants presenting to a panel of judgesCongratulations to the Chinese University of Hong Kong

…who won first place at the Cornell CUHK Regional Real Estate Competition, Asia hosted by the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University and the Center for Hospitality and Real Estate Research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on October 8, 2018 in Hong Kong.  The competition represented undergraduate student teams from leading universities throughout Asia. Student teams were presented with a real estate case study and had five days to prepare their analysis, recommendations, and presentation of the case. The case was based on an actual Asian real estate transaction presented by Cornell alumni, Michael Dang, MMH ’07. The University of Hong Kong took second place and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University placed third. The three winners receive an automatic invitation to the Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition (CIRECC) in New York City on November 12-13, 2018. Monetary awards were issued to the winning teams for their trip to New York City to participate in the CIRECC. Congratulations to the top three teams heading to NYC!

The competition is sponsored by K. Wah International Holdings Limited.

Participating Universities include:

  • Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Konkuk University
  • National Chengchi University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Tarumanagara University
  • University of Hong Kong

Industry Judges include:

  • Joseph Chan – Managing Director of Investments, Gaw Capital Partners
  • Yun Choi, MMH ’07 – Senior Vice President, Director Seoul Office Portfolio & Asset Mgmt – Asia Pacific, Heitman
  • Michael Dang, MMH ’07 – President, Anpha Holdings
  • Jeffrey Green, SHA ’01 – Executive Director, Real Estate M&A, Ernst & Young
  • Daisuke Kitta, SHA ’02 – Head of Real Estate Japan, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
  • Elizabeth Kok – Director and Senior Advisor, Swire Properties Ltd.
  • Patrick P.H. Kwok, P ’13 – Executive Director, Henderson Land Development Company Limited
  • Charles Lam – Managing Director of Real Estate, Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Oliver Lam – Chief Financial Officer, K. Wah International Holdings Limited
  • Lok Law – Director of Real Estate Finance, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Shane Taylor – Regional Head of Strategy and Research – Asia Pacific, CBRE Global Investors
  • Justin Wai, SHA ’06 – Managing Director, The Blackstone Group