Colvin Case Study Challenge: 2022

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for the application has been extended to October 6, 2022 (5 pm EST)

The Colvin Case Study Challenge is a national intercollegiate real estate case study competition for full or part-time students enrolled in a college or a university real estate program (undergraduate or graduate or a university sanctioned real estate club/organization). The Challenge is to document a recent innovative real estate project within the team’s metropolitan region. Unlike many other case competitions, this is a post-development report and documentation of a recently completed project (or project phase). The Challenge is designed to hone professional skills and reveal the knowledge base and understanding of markets, project valuation, finance, urban design and sustainability, entitlement processes and operational issues.

 The competition may be offered for (a) course credit, (b) as part of a course requirement, or (c) as an extracurricular activity.  The number of teams from an individual school or program is not limited.

  • Round 1: Teams submit a written case study of an existing real estate development project.
  • Round 2: Four teams will be chosen to present their case study, in person, to an industry panel of judges at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Extended! Submit Application:                        October 6, 2022

Team Submission:                                           November 17, 2022 (11:59 PM)

Announcement of Finalists:                       November 22, 2022

Present at UMD:                                                December 10, 2022*

Awards Reception:                                           December 10, 2022


*Finalists are responsible for airfare, ground travel and incidentals. Hotel accommodations will be provided by the University of Maryland (up to 3 team members plus one sponsor/mentor/faculty).



FIRST PLACE                            $10,000

SECOND PLACE                       $2,500

THIRD PLACE                           $2,500

FOURTH PLACE                       $2,500


Details and an application are found in the PDF's below.