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2023 Real Estate Challenge

Saturday, April 15

Holland & Knight, 150 N Riverside Plaza, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL


The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s Annual Real Estate Challenge matches teams from selected universities in a competition focusing on a high-profile development/redevelopment project in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Each team is assigned the same case site and provided the same essential information and assumptions about the property. The students’ development plan must constitute a comprehensive analysis and conclusion of how to maximize the potential of the property from both a quantitative (financial) and qualitative (feasibility) standpoint. The winning team(s) receive a scholarship of up to $5,000!


Step 1 – Create a Team 3 – 5 undergraduate or graduate students and one faculty advisor per team. Universities may enter one team per division (undergrad or grad).
Step 2 – Compete – Written report due on March 31, 2023. Final presentations will be held on April 15, 2023.

Key Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 31st (4pm CST) – Written Report Due
  • Fri, Apr 7th (4pm CST) – PPT Presentation Due
  • Sat, Apr 15th (TBD) – Final Presentations (Chicago & Virtual) at Holland & Knight (150 N Riverside Plaza, Suite 2700 in Chicago, IL)

2023 Challenge Brief can be found here


Donate to fund the educational endeavors of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation – programs like our Real Estate Challenge – and help open doors and close the opportunity gap for the next generation of industry leaders.



Undergraduate Division Winner: Marquette University

Team: Jane Eaton, George Haikal, Jenny Sims, Daniel Talar

Faculty Advisor: Michael Adetoro

Industry Mentors: Anthony Mulé, Michael Riopel, Patrik Modig

Graduate Division Winner: Roosevelt University

Team: Brett Berlin, Trace McGuire, Tatiana Nagornova, Michael Penicnak, Pamela Sanchez, Jennifer Warfield

Faculty Advisor: Jon Dennis, Andrew Savoy

Industry Mentors: Moses Hall, Trish Gordon





Thank You to our 2023 Real Estate Challenge Sponsors

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
540 W. Frontage Rd., Suite 2210   Northfield, IL 60093
847-433-3050   info@eisenbergfoundation.org