UCLA vs USC Real Estate Challenge Celebrates 20 Years

Be there November 16 at the Omni Hotel in downtown LA for the 20th anniversary celebration of the UCLA vs USC Real Estate Challenge, an exciting competition between two of Southern California’s finest universities.

This year’s NAIOP SoCal Real Estate Challenge welcomes Frank Mottek, Senior Money Anchor of KNX 1070, as Emcee. Also appearing will be special guests and Honorary Team Captains Cory Paus, former UCLA quarterback, and John “JJ” Jackson, former USC wide receiver. During the event, Paus and Jackson will provide pre-game commentary on the upcoming UCLA vs. USC football game.

Frank Mottek is the voice of business news in Los Angeles. An award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 30 years of experience, Frank currently anchors the morning drive Money reports on CBS station KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO and hosts the one-hour business and consumer news program “Mottek On Money.” He is frequently called to lead some of the highest profile business discussions including economic forecast events for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, The Milken Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Los Angeles Business Journal

Cory Paus graduated from UCLA in 2002 with a BA in History, where he was also the starting quarterback for four years. He is a past board member at Serra High School in Gardena, and regularly speaks on behalf of charities and non-profits for fundraising and awareness. Cory is currently serving as Vice President of HUB International Insurance Services in Los Angeles. He uses the leadership skills learned in his football career to manage his team, providing the most comprehensive and cost-effective insurance programs available.

John “JJ” Jackson is a former star wide receiver for USC and serves as the sideline radio analyst for USC broadcasts on ESPN-710. He is also a color commentator for the FSN Prime Ticket high school game of the week and co-host of the Lexus Gauntlet show and Pete Carroll Press Conference show. A former All Pac-10 performer at USC in both football and baseball, JJ graduated from USC as the all-time leading receiver in school history while also holding the record for most catches by an opponent in a single game at Notre Dame Stadium.  After spending four years in the NFL and then playing professional baseball, he returned to USC to earn his MBA degree. He is currently an account executive with First American Title Company.

This 2017 site is in the City of El Segundo within the Northrop Grumman campus. Our graduate student teams from the Ziman Center of Real Estate at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business and the Lusk Center at USC’s Marshall School of Business and Price School of Public Policy will compete head-to-head on their proposals for the highest and best use for an excess eight acres of land.

The competition also features a high-level panel of judges from the Southern California commercial real estate industry. Don’t miss the chance to hear what the student teams envision and to root for your favorite Bruins and Trojans!