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Badger Real Estate Undergrads Earn 1st Place Victory at Villanova

Posted By David Walsh, Greystar, Tuesday, April 10, 2018


On Friday, April 6, UW-Madison won the 2018 Villanova Real Estate Challenge. The team of undergraduate students included Austin Jansen, Austin Wolske, Brett Bousquet, and Blaine Barker (left to right in photo).


The team was given a 30,500 SF site in downtown Philadelphia to develop for Brandywine Realty Trust. The final proposal included a tower with 8,400 SF of retail, including a high-end restaurant; 422,000 SF of office space on floors 2-20; 242 units of multifamily on the 21st-35th floors; and 74 underground parking spaces. Return metrics were calculated as a 21% IRR and 4.5x equity multiple over a ten-year hold.


Second place went to the University of Southern California, third place to Colorado State University, and fourth place went to Ohio State University. Other participants in the competition were: California Polytechnic, Florida State University, Monmouth University, New York University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, Saint Joseph's University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Virginia Commonwealth University.


Congratulations to the team!

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