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UW MBA's Place 2nd in Prestigious UNC-Chapel Hill Challenge

Posted By Mandy Kaegy, Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Inc., Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018

 

UNC-Chapel Hill Challenge Team (shown above from L to R) includes Luke Voss (MBA 2018),

Nick Brown (MBA 2018), John Bezouska (MBA 2018) and Nick Mussatti (MBA 2018).

 


UW-Madison was among sixteen formidable teams from the top MBA programs in the United States and Europe invited to participate in the UNC-Chapel Hill Real Estate Development Challenge last week. 

 

Case competition advisor, Arif Qureshi, assembled the final team from the top performers of two internal case competitions in his RE750 class.  The team, John Bezouska (MBA 2018), Nick Brown (MBA 2018), Nick Mussatti (MBA 2018), and Luke Voss (MBA 2018), received the case on February 8th, and had six days to complete their presentation. 

 

The team developed a feasibility proposal for a 2.2-acre site in Washington D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood. Their proposal encompassed 465K SF of mixed use multifamily, affordable housing, retail and hotel, financed with a mortgage, REIT equity and managing partner developer equity. The project delivered cash on cash return of 10% and 18% IRR, while providing a risk mitigation strategy from acquisition to exit.

 

The final presentation was given to a panel of judges both on Thursday morning, and then again Thursday afternoon, once the team reached the final four.  The UW-Madison team placed second to home team Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC), in a field that also included Columbia Business School, Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern), The Wharton School (U Penn) and Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth).

 

Congrats to all!

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