Case Competitions & Events

Since 2008, we have held our own Goizueta Business School Real Estate Case Competition with teams of BBA and MBA students squaring off and providing written and oral solutions to actual real estate cases. The competitions have featured prominent real estate executives including Jeffrey Schwartz, CEO of Prologis, Colin Dyer, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, and Robert Merck, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate and Agricultural Investment of MetLife, Inc.

A team of our MBA students also competes each year in the NAIOP Real Estate Case Competition, with Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, and Georgia State University. As of 2011, our teams had won the competition an unprecedented five years in a row.

NAIOP School Challenge

In April, the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) hosts the NAIOP School Challenge. This academic competition presents teams from some of the top business schools in Georgia with a problem in the form of study and teams prepare and present their solutions to the judges in this annual event. The Emory team has placed first for five consecutive years and won eight of the last thirteen competitions (2000-2012).

NAIOP is a professional organization for developers and owners of commercial real estate. Over 16,000 real estate professionals belong to an extensive network of 55 NAIOP chapters located in the United States and Canada. With over 530 members, the Georgia Chapter of NAIOP is among the association's largest and strongest chapters.

Goizueta Business School Case Competition

Each year professor Roy Black reaches out to the Goizueta community for unique real estate scenarios to be used in the Goizueta Business School Case Competition. The purpose of this internal competition is to advance students’ knowledge of a particular asset class and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their abilities in a real world setting. Working in small teams, participants are encouraged to reach out to Goizueta alumni and apply course learning to deliver a project solution that reflects current market conditions. Each team is asked to produce a written report, including financial projections, project timeline and key considerations. The case competition concludes with each team conducting a 20-25 minute verbal presentation in front of a judging panel that consists of local real estate professionals and prestigious alumni.

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2010 GBS Case Statement - McFarland