Students Battle It Out In Real-World Property Competition

31 July 2017

Undergraduate students from leading universities in Australia and New Zealand will have the opportunity to participate in a real estate case competition hosted by the University of Sydney Business School and sponsored by Savills Australia.

The University of Sydney Business School Real Estate Case Competition is based upon a real-world Australian real estate case, giving students the opportunity to put their knowledge into first-hand practice.

The university chooses the assignment by selecting a property asset in Sydney and tasks the teams with analysing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal.

The teams will consist of four to six students and will be judged through their presentations, analysis, approach to problems and knowledge of the given case by senior representatives from the property industry.

The winning team will receive guaranteed entry and an all-expenses paid trip (up to $25,000), to compete in the global invite only ‘Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition’ where teams are judged by leading experts in Real Estate.

According to Paul Craig, CEO of Savills Australia and New Zealand, who will be part of the judging panel, “This is an incredible opportunity for a high calibre of students to compete for an exciting grand prize and trip to New York.”

“But more importantly, it is a real life working example of what these students are going to be doing in their property careers. This practical application and hands-on experience will help shape the next generation of property experts in Australia and New Zealand,” he said. “The mentoring the students will receive through the judging process will be invaluable to their future careers.”

The University of Sydney Business School Real Estate case competition will take place on Monday 25 September 2017 at The Abercrombie Building at the University of Sydney Business School in Sydney.


Key Contacts

Paul Craig

Paul Craig

CEO Australia & New Zealand


+61 (0) 2 8215 6000


Jessica Freeman

Jessica Freeman

National Director - Public Relations
Corporate Services


+61 (0) 2 8913 4826