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Villanova Takes Second Place in International Real Estate Competition

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Villanova, PA, May 2, 2013 - Six Villanova School of Business (VSB) students placed second in the USC International Real Estate Case Competition that took place at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC).  Michael O’Neill ’14 VSB, Michael Torsiello ’13 VSB, Paul Mascola ’13 VSB, Anthony DiSilvestro ’13 VSB, Kyle Grant ’14 VSB, and Nicholas Turchak ’13 VSB comprised Villanova’s team.  The team outperformed NYU and USC in morning rounds and the University of Wisconsin in the finals.

The International Real Estate Case Competition consisted of a written report and oral presentation responding to a real estate case that was presented before a panel of judges.  Teams were given five days to complete their analysis and presentation.  The event was limited to a handful of universities with leading real estate finance programs including USC, San Diego, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, NYU, Ohio State, Singapore and Villanova.  Cash prizes were awarded to the top three teams.

 The Real Estate co-major or minor at the Villanova School of Business provides students with an understanding of real estate investment and development.  The curriculum connects commercial real estate theory and practices through site visits, case studies, expert perspectives, and industry-standard software tools.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #15 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers of Excellence (Center for Business Analytics, Center for Global Leadership, Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, Center for the Study of Church Management, the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit

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