University of Texas at Austin

The National Real Estate Case Challenge

The National Real Estate Case Challenge

The National Real Estate Case Challenge

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

The National Real Estate Case Challenge

Three business people on stage

Each year, since 2002, teams of graduate students from the top-ranked business schools have been invited to Austin to participate in a case-based real estate competition.

The invitation-only case competition involves the analysis of a recent real estate transaction consummated by a leading global real estate firm. The contestants represent the most talented graduate real estate students that compete for the highest honors and cash awards. Judge panels consist of senior executives from leading real estate companies from across the U.S., creating outstanding opportunities for learning, networking and recruitment.

Challenge Benefits

A business person speaks as another looks on

  • $25,000 in cash awards for top four finalist teams
  • Nationally recognized corporate sponsors and judges
  • Network with potential employers
  • Challenge resume book
  • Excellent resume builder
  • National recognition

Corporate Sponsors

The National Real Estate Challenge is made possible through donations from corporate sponsors. Special thanks to our Fall 2016 NREC Sponsors.

Challenge Sponsor

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Host Sponsor

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Case Sponsor

Lead Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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2017 National Challenge Winners

NREC 2017 Winners

1st Place: Columbia University
2nd Place: Northwestern University
3rd Place: University of California, Los Angeles 
4th Place: University of Chicago

View Prior Year Winners