April 7, 2016

College Students Compete in Statewide Utah Real Estate Challenge

Posted in Keith Knutsson, Real Estate at 6:59 am by Keith Knutsson

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Utah Real Estate Challenge is an intercollegiate real estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the state of Utah.

The competition, presented by the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center at the David Eccles School of Business, fosters understanding of real estate development by giving students the opportunity to prepare and present a real estate development plan to a panel of expert judges.

A grand prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the student team with the most promising and economically viable real estate development plan. Second and third prizes are $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

Media, members of Utah’s real estate development community and the public are invited to attend the event at Little America at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 8.

“This is the ninth year of the Utah Real Estate Challenge,” said Danny Wall, director of the Eccles School’s Master of Real Estate Development program and associate professor. “Each year we’re blown away by the creativity and resourcefulness of the student teams. We’re looking forward to presentations from three teams competing in this challenge.”

The 2016 Utah Real Estate Challenge will be held at Little America (500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City) on April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Team presentations begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch follows about an hour later. Winners will be announced around 1:15 p.m.

Learn more, download a challenge PDF and register to attend at Eccles.link/urec.

About the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center

The Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business prepares the next generation of leaders in real estate through academic programs, degree options, executive education programs and the Utah Real Estate Challenge.

About the David Eccles School of Business

Founded in 1917 and educating more than 4,500 students annually, the David Eccles School of Business at The University of Utah offers eight undergraduate majors, four MBAs, five other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The Eccles School is also home to eight institutes and centers that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. The University of Utah is consistently one of the top schools in the nation for startup businesses based on university research. Experiential learning is central to the Eccles experience. For more information, visit Eccles.Utah.edu or call 801-581-7676.

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