Real Estate Venture Competition

The Kellogg Real Estate Program and the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative are pleased to announce the inaugural Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition to be held in Chicago on April 28, 2014. The team-based competition will showcase MBA students, who will have the opportunity to pitch to a high-profile panel of judges. The winning team will receive a cash prize of $25,000 and will have the possibility of securing up to $10,000,000 in equity funding.

The primary purpose of the competition is to encourage entrepreneurial real estate ventures. The event also serves as an opportunity to promote top student talent before prominent industry professionals.

Teams from the following business schools will be competing:
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Columbia Business School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • London Business School
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
We are delighted to have the following individuals serving as judges:
  • Erwin Aulis, COO, Northwood Investors
  • Jeffrey Furber, CEO, AEW Capital Management, L.P. and Chairman of the Board, AEW Europe
  • Christopher Merrill, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital 
  • Stephen Quazzo, Co-Founder and CEO, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners
  • John Schreiber, Partner and Co-Founder, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors and President, Centaur Capital Partners 

The event will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The agenda for the day is as follows:
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.    Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.    Session One Presentations
2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.    BREAK
3:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Session Two Presentations
4:45 p.m.                        Announcement of winner
5:00 p.m.                        Reception

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