Students enrolled in the Master in Real Estate and Infrastructure program at York University’s Schulich School of Business won first place in the eighth annual Developers’ Den international case competition.
Started in 2011, Developers’ Den is Canada’s longest running and most prestigious real estate case competition. This year’s case competition was presented by Altus Group and co-hosted by Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure and the Schulich Real Property Alumni Association.
The winning team, made up of Schulich MREI students Alannah Bird, Derek Wei, Jordan Trinder, and Bao Nguyen, defeated 11 teams from leading graduate business and professional school programs and won a $6,000 prize. MBA students from Ivey School of Business and the Schulich School of Business placed second and third, respectively.
The March 23rd final-round presentation and awards reception drew over 100 industry representatives, who joined with 14 expert judges to watch North America’s top real estate students perform and network with the competitors and industry peers.
“The Developers’ Den competition provides an important opportunity for the best students to develop and showcase their analytical, creative and presentation skills as emerging talent in front of leaders within the real property sector,” said Jim Clayton, who was recently appointed to the Timothy R. Price Chair at Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure. “We are grateful for the tremendous support the competition receives from industry and alumni.”
Last year, Schulich launched a Master in Real Estate and Infrastructure program to complement its long-standing MBA specialization in Real Estate and Infrastructure.