The Mulroy Real Estate Challenge


About the Competition

The Mulroy Real Estate Challenge is a national real estate development case competition for students from the top undergraduate real estate programs. The Challenge will gather 16 teams comprised of the next generation of real estate leaders together with judges and sponsors representing leading real estate firms. The case will be a development project which incorporates all aspects of development from financing to design. Each participating team will be comprised of four undergraduate real estate students and a faculty or staff advisor. Student presentations will be judged by senior executives representing top firms from all areas of the commercial real estate industry. Finalist teams will be selected from groups of first round presentations to advance to the final round presentations. Cash prizes will be provided at a minimum of: $5,000 first prize; $3,000 second prize; and $2,000 third prize.

2019 Challengers

The 2019 Mulroy Challenge included 28 teams from Baruch College, City University of New York, Brandeis University, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Colorado State University, Drexel University, Florida State University, Georgetown University, Indiana University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lehigh University, Monmouth University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Saint Joseph's University, Southern Methodist University, Temple University, The Ohio State University, University of Connecticut, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Villanova University and Virginia Tech.

The 10th Annual Mulroy Real Estate Challenge took place at The Union League of Philadelphia in Center City, Philadelphia on April 4-5, 2019. See photos here.  

2019 Results

  • 1st place:  Pennsylvania State University, Gladstone Group
  • 2nd place: University of Connecticut, Hillside Advisors
  • 3rd place:  Florida State University, Redbrick Partners

Save the date for the 2020 Mulroy Real Estate Challenge on April 2-3, 2020!

For More Information:

Phone: 610-519-4334

2020 Key Dates

Friday, January 24th

Registration Deadline


Thursday, January 30th

Case Distributed at 9:00 AM


Monday, February 3rd

Deadline for PowerPoint Presentation Submissions (2 Versions) at 12:00 PM


Monday, February 10th

Sixteen Semi-Finalist Teams Announced


Thursday, April 2nd

Welcome Reception & Dinner


Friday, April 3rd

Semi-Final and Final Competition