Schulich to host Developers’ Den IV invitational case competition

Schulich School of Business
Schulich School of Business

Twelve teams of MBA and graduate students from leading business schools will compete to win the fourth annual invitational Developers’ Den case competition at York University’s Schulich School of Business Friday.

This intense one-day case competition allows the best and brightest real estate and planning students to showcase their skills before a panel of judges composed of industry leaders. The annual competition is organized by a committee of Schulich alumni, hosted by Schulich’s Real Estate and Infrastructure Program and sponsored by RealNet Canada, the country’s leading real estate information services company.

Seymour Schulich BuildingTeams of graduate students from the following schools will compete in this year’s competition: the Schulich School of Business; the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York; the Rotman School of Management; the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University; and the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University.

The event will begin with competitors receiving a real-world case study Feb. 28 at 9am. Presentations of the five finalist teams will be made to judges at 3pm. The winning team, to be announced by 5pm, will receive a $3,000 cash prize, while the second place team will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Judges for this year’s event are Michael Emory, CEO, Allied Properties REIT; David Gerofsky, president & COO, Great Gulf Group of Companies; Martin Blake, vice-president, Daniels Corporation; James Ritchie, senior vice-president Sales & Marketing, Tridel Corporation; and Pierre Bergevin, managing partner, Brookfield Financial.

For more information, contact Andre Kuzmicki, executive director, Program in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, at 416-736-2100 ext. 20993 or akuzmicki@schulich.yorku.