Here’s What You Missed

at the School Challenge:

This year’s School Challenge was certainly memorable, as we had three schools competing for the coveted shovel: Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia.
The case statement for this year’s Challenge focused on Building an Industrial Property Portfolio. What are prevailing market conditions in Atlanta’s industrial sector? What are the most important market drivers? What is the optimal investment strategy to deploy $50 million in industrial properties in metro Atlanta?. Our teams had to identify opportunities and formulate a detailed development plan via a written report and verbal presentation.
Our judges – Steve Martin, Managing Principal, SDM Partners; Kent Mason, VP-Market Officer, Prologis; Chris Riley, Vice Chairman, CBRE and John Rooker, CEO, Rooker – had their work cut out for them.
In the end, it was the University of Georgia who took home the top prize with their amazing written report and presentation.
Congratulations to all the contestants and door prize winners, and a big thank you to NAIOP VP of Education, Annie Baxter, Duke Energy, her School Challenge committee and the judges.