Texas Tech University

Rawls Team Wins NAIOP Real Estate Case Competition

Trevor Bell

April 12, 2016

A team of students from Texas Tech won the North Texas Chapter of NAIOP 11th Annual Case Competition in Dallas last week. Representing the Rawls College were Jonathan Lowe, Paige Crowley, Christina Stancu, Logan Johnson, Trevor Rathbun - all of whom are pursuing a Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance - and John Lesly, from the College of Architecture. The team was awarded a trophy and $5,000 for winning the competition. This marks the third time in five years that the Rawls College has won the competition.

For the competition, the team received a case involving the historic Brown Cracker and Candy Co. building in the West End of Dallas. The students then had two weeks to create a solution for an adaptive reuse of the property. Finally, the group had to present their solution to a panel of industry professionals. The team was supervised by Interim Dean Paul Goebel and Professor Jared Harrell.

NAIOP Conference 2016
(L to R) John Lesly, Jonathan Lowe, Paige Crowley, Christina Stancu, Logan Johnson and Trevor Rathbun

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

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.