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Rawls Team Wins NAIOP Real Estate Case Competition

Trevor Bell

April 20, 2015

A team of master's students from the Rawls College of Business won the North Texas Chapter of NAIOP 10th Annual Case Competition in Dallas last week. Representing the Rawls College were Matthew Blake (Master of Architecture), Luke Goebel (M.S.B.A. with a concentration in Finance), Nina Winklerova (MBA), Sumer Miller (MBA) and Christina Stancu (MBA). The team was awarded a trophy and $5,000 for winning the competition. This marks the second time in four years that the Rawls College has won the competition.

Prior to the competition, the team received the case involving redevelopment of an old courthouse building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then had two weeks to create a solution for adaptive reuse of the property. Finally, the group had to present their solution to a panel of industry professionals. The team was supervised by Professors Paul Goebel, David Harrison and Mike Eriksen.

The competition also included teams from the University of Texas at Austin, SMU, Texas A&M, TCU, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, began in 1967 and comprises of more than 15,000 members throughout North America.

2015 NAIOP
(L to R) Matthew Blake, Luke Goebel, Nina Winklerova, Sumer Miller and Christina Stancu
This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.