2020 Villanova REALtech Challenge

A Tech Solutions Competition

Sponsored by the Daniel M. Dilella Center for Real Estate

About REALtech at Villanova

The Dilella Center for Real Estate is kicking off the 2020 REALtech Challenge by bringing together students and professionals to discuss current issues in the Real Estate industry. 

Students will work collaboratively over a 10-week period to develop modern tech solutions to current real estate issues. Participants will develop and design their innovations and ideas to be presented to a panel of industry professionals on Pitch Day on Thursday, April 23, 2020!  

The top three student teams will be awarded a total of $10,000 in cash prizes!


The prizes awarded to the winning teams are as follows:

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $3,000

3rd Place: $2,000

Contact Information:
Email: realtechvillanova@gmail.com

Participating Companies Have Included: CenterSquare Investment Management, Convene, GMH Capital Partners, Haverford Properties, IRT Living, Lily Development, Newmark Knight Frank, Paragano Real Estate Management, Windward  

REALtech Schedule

You work for the development company that is developing Academy at Reno, an 800 bed property, servicing students who attend University of Nevada, Reno. Your team will develop a solution to your choice of ONE of four issues.

REALtech Villanova is a student competition for currently enrolled Villanova University undergraduate and graduate students. The competition spans one semester and allows students to take the first steps in solving a real estate related issue through technology.



2019 Winners


2018 Winners
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For More Information

Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate
Villanova School of Business
800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-4476

Shawn Howton, PhD
Faculty Director

Jessica Taylor

Benjamin Scheick
Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair

Charlie Davidson
Assistant Professor of the Practice

Carly Gulasarian
Program Administrator

Tony Ziccardi
Center Fellow