Schulich students place third at Developers’ Den VII
Attracting 21 teams from North America’s top schools, Developers’ Den VII challenged students of the real estate industry with a real world case. Under tight deadlines, graduate students prepared proposals for mixed-use development of the Wellington Basin Sector in downtown Montreal. The top three teams moved on to the final round and presented to a panel of leading industry executives.
After an intense day of planning and presenting, final judge Robert Howald, Executive Vice-President, Real Estate, Canada Lands Company CLC, applauded all teams for their hard work at the evening reception.
Howald said the winning team from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture had good synergy and worked well together through the Q&A portion of their presentation.
The third place Schulich team consisted of Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure students Dina Badran, Abishek Bhasin, Pranavan Ganesh, and Imran Mangalji. The judges complimented their attentive approach to community integration and city heritage.
Teams from MIT, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Rotman School of Management, Queen’s University, and the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University also competed.
“Developers’ Den simulates the highly competitive nature of the real estate industry in front of a group of industry leaders, some of whom they are likely to confront in their professional careers. It is an extraordinary learning opportunity that extends far beyond a classroom environment,” said James McKellar, Director, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure.
Developers’ Den is organized by the Schulich Real Property Alumni Association and is presented by Altus Group. Net proceeds of Developers’ Dean will benefit the Student Experience Fund at the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure.
Final judges also included Michael Emory, President & CEO, Allied Properties REIT; Mitch Goldhar, Chair of the Board, SmartREIT & Founder, SmartCentres; Jeff Hull, President, Hullmark Developments Ltd.; and Avi Tesciuba, Senior Managing Director, Country Head, Hines Canada.