MREI students place first at Developers’ Den
Students from Schulich’s Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure Program won first place in the eighth annual Developers’ Den international case competition on March 23, 2018, beating 11 teams from leading graduate schools.
“The Developers’ Den competition provides an important opportunity for the best students to develop and showcase their analytical, creative and presentation skills as emerging talent in front of leaders within the real property sector,” said Professor Jim Clayton, Timothy R. Price Chair at Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure. “We are grateful for the tremendous support the competition receives from industry and alumni.”
The case involved Oxford’s DIX30, a 210-acre site comprising a 2.7 million square foot outdoor integrated lifestyle/retail centre in Brossard, Quebec, on Montreal’s South Shore.The winning team was made up of Schulich MREI students Alannah Bird, Derek Wei, Jordan Trinder and Bao Nguyen.
Over 80 alumni were in attendance including final round judge Geoff Grayhurst (MBA ’91), President, Dorsay Development Corporation, who as joined by Mauro Pambianchi, Chief Development Officer, SmartCentres REIT; Toni Rossi, President, Real Estate, Infrastructure Ontario; Fred Waks, President and CEO, Trinity Development Group; and Alan Vihant, Executive Vice President, Great Gulf Homes.
Started in 2011, Developers’ Den is Canada’s longest running and most prestigious real estate case competition. This year’s competition was presented by Altus Group hosted by Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure and the Schulich Real Property Alumni Association.
Watch this year’s competition unfold: