Congratulations to the Participants and Winners of the 2016 NAIOP Collegiate Challenge!
NAIOP would like to thank all the participants, judges, volunteers and university faculty who supported the 2016 NAIOP Collegiate Challenge. The event had graduate students from NOVA Southeastern’s Masters in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program evaluating the sale and redevelopment of Miller Construction Company’s Headquarters at 614 S. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Each team presented their development strategy to a group of industry leading judges during the NAIOP Collegiate Challenge on Saturday, April 30th at Miller Construction Company’s Headquarters.
During the awards ceremony held at Nova SE Flight Deck in the Student Center on the Davie Campus, Tarpon Shoppes and Offices was announced as the winner with the redevelopment of the Miller site. The winning team (pictured below) as well as both runner up teams project summaries, biographies, and contact information can be found in the 2016 Game Day Booklet.
Tarpon Shoppes and Offices
Erica Williams, Marianela Pimentel, Rebecca Steinhouse, Brandon Nudelman, Chad Maxey, Quincy D. Smith.
The NAIOP Collegiate Challenge was created to provide unique and valuable industry exposure to college students in a competitive and realistic environment. The spirit of the program is to provide positive exposure and experience for all involved and to provide a “real world” experience for the students. The participant teams must be currently enrolled as a graduate student from a participating Florida university.
All the student teams will evaluate a single site provided by the NAIOP Collegiate Challenge Committee and will be governed by the ground rules set forth. The event runs through the Spring semester with each team submitting their entire development strategy to NAIOP by a stated deadline towards the end of the Spring semester. Once submitted, each team should prepare for an oral presentation to a group of industry leading judges during the NAIOP Collegiate Challenge a week later with an awards ceremony to follow. There will be more details listed on the NAIOP South Florida calendar in the beginning of 2017.
The team submittals will be evaluated based on their financial analysis and economic feasibility, property and market analysis, development strategy, design and entitlement viability, as well as the quality of the written submission. The students will also make an oral presentation to the judges. The students will be evaluated based upon their organization of the presentation, their knowledge of the topic, their persuasiveness and their ability to support concept by answering questions from the judges. The submittals will be done completely by the students utilizing their research, their knowledge base, access to public records, and access to professionals in the industry. The student teams may have the ability to utilize outside resources in order to complete their project design within the event guidelines and ground rules.
Please contact the NAIOP Collegiate Challenge Committee for more details.