For the first time, the Wisconsin School of Business will be represented at the University of Guelph Real Estate Case Competition. The five real estate undergraduate students participating include Jessica Hanson ('17), Ou Chung ('18), Matthew Spalter ('18), Jimmy Pang ('17) and Rebecca Brielmaier ('17). Nine teams from Canadian and American universities will compete and each team consists of four to five students who attend a university whose business program provides comprehensive real estate education.
The URECC is an annual competition known for attracting the sharpest, most proactive minds in the real estate industry. The challenge presented to the students is to transform a large, iconic site from the current real estate market by redefining a development plan.
Each team will compete to create the best redevelopment plan and bid price for 2280 Dundas Street West in Toronto, Canada. It is a 416,391 square foot site with three commercial retail buildings in a retail plaza setting. The student groups have two months to create their new plans for the site, each of which must include legal, physical and financial analysis. Judges will also be looking for creativity in the plans.
We are proud to have these students represent the Wisconsin Real Estate Program on March 27 in Toronto. We wish the team good luck and safe travels!