Georgetown Team Advances to Semifinals in Real Estate Case Competition

March 23, 2012

Two teams of Georgetown MBA students are among the 12 semi-finalists selected to compete in The CASE real estate case competition, hosted by MIT.

The DH Enterprises Team of Peter Darrell (M13), Erick Kolb (M13), Josh Rothenberg (EP13), and Brian Soss (M13), as well as the KCRE Capital Team of Rob Balazs (M12), Kevin Byrd (M13), Erich Heger (EP 13), and Nihar Shah (EP14) will travel to Boston April 19-20 to compete.

The CASE is an annual real estate competition that provides the graduate student community an opportunity to compete, showcase their knowledge, and learn from each other through the analysis of a complex, real world development site. The CASE is organized and hosted by the Alumni Association of the MIT Center for Real Estate.
By focusing on real estate acquisition and development 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.
This year, 29 teams participated in the first round. They received information about a specific development site in the United States and had five days to submit a brief concept narrative, PowerPoint presentation, a full Excel-based proforma, and a final “bid piece.” Based on this information, a panel of judges chose 12 teams to travel to Boston to compete in a live, semifinal round and a final round in front of a host of judges and industry professionals.