REAL ESTATE CHALLENGE

The 2018 Challenge Site is Revealed!

On November 15, our graduate student teams from the Ziman Center for 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 in our real estate competition to determine the highest and best use for a unique land site in the city of Tustin.

This year’s challenge involves two undeveloped parcels on 11 acres of land located at the southwest corner of Del Amo Avenue and Newport Avenue in Tustin. The city acquired the property in 2007 and it has been vacant since that time. The site is a highly-visible gateway infill location adjacent to the 55 freeway and near the massive Tustin Legacy, the 1600-acre former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, which is currently being redeveloped. The site sits in a planning area of the Pacific Center East Specific Plan which is a major employment center in Tustin that will continue to grow.

Be there when the students present their ideas for the highest and best uses that are feasible for this unique Orange County site that sits near a major airport, freeways and beach-proximate neighborhoods. And while the students are planning, our committee is finalizing the list of high-profile industry leaders who will review the student’s presentations and determine the winner of the coveted Silver Shovel!

It all takes place at Carnesale Commons on the UCLA campus. Fantastic sponsorships are available and also include tickets for the event.  Show your support for these outstanding future leaders and gain extra exposure for your company.  Online registration is also open – click here to register!

ABOUT REAL ESTATE CHALLENGE

Each year, USC and UCLA students compete in NAIOP SoCal’s Real Estate Challenge. Competing teams from the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC’s Marshall School of Business and Price School of Public Policy and UCLA’s Ziman Center for Real Estate at the Anderson School of Business prepare comprehensive development proposals for a location chosen by a committee of NAIOP SoCal members. The students spend six weeks in intensive research and preparation before presenting their cases before a panel of local real estate veterans and an enthusiastic audience of over 250. Learn what drives the students to compete each year:

The Real Estate Challenge is a valuable opportunity for the students who participate to gain hands-on, real-world experience in the industry; it’s a hallmark of NAIOP SoCal’s commitment to motivating, educating and engaging the next generation of real estate professionals. In addition to the student competition, the event is a great way for the real estate community to cheer on their favorite Bruins and Trojans. The event lines up with the fall football season and the historic match-up between USC and UCLA. To increase the competition, the Real Estate Challenge features commentary from well known former athletes on the upcoming football game.

Keep reading for more information on the Challenge and its importance to the schools, as well as the benefits of having your site be the subject of the Challenge Project.

The Real Estate Challenge has become one of NAIOP SoCal’s hallmark events, and the success of past student presentations is now evident in many sites that were previous subjects of the competition – and are now thriving, go-to locations.

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Thank you to the following Sponsors who have shown their support!

FIELD PASS SPONSOR

PRESS BOX SPONSOR


FIFTY-YARD LINE SPONSOR

● C.J. SEGERSTROM
● DEDEAUX PROPERTIES
● KTGY ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING
● OLIVER MCMILLAN
● SAA INTERIORS + ARCHITECTURE
● CITY OF TUSTIN
● UCLA ZIMAN CENTER
● WELLS FARGO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

MEDIA SPONSOR


CONNECT MEDIA

Have some great ideas?
Want to get involved with the Real Estate Challenge Committee?
Contact Us!

Chair
Mark Mattis
PMRG
310.215.8500

Vice Chair
Jim McFadden
Cushman & Wakefield
949.955.7656

Real Estate Challenge Advisor
Susan Orloff
818.543.4760