The Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development and Developer, David Hillman, are co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary design and development competition and the winning team will walk away with $15,000. The second place prize is a not so shabby, $10,000.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
This is a challenging real estate case competition requiring complex and challenging design and development concepts with marketing and financial feasibility to be proposed for 250 undeveloped acres adjacent to the Bear Creek Mountain Ski Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, PA (2 ½ hours from Washington, DC).
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPETITION
There is no limit on the number of teams that may apply. Each team needs a faculty sponsor to register with them. There will be a Design and Development CONCEPT Phase I of the competition, after which 6 teams will be selected by an independent third party "review board" to compete in the FINAL FEASIBILITY PROPOSALS Phase II. All members of the 6 finalist teams plus their sponsor will be guests of the Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center for 2 nights and 1 day for an orientation to the site on October 19 - 21, 2009. Travel, meals and lodging during the stay are compliments of David Hillman, CEO and Founder of Southern Management Corporation and the owner of the Resort.
Multidisciplinary Teams with maximum of 5 students from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, development, urban planning, civil engineering, finance and business, with a minimum requirement for at least 3 different disciplines, may register and compete.
Teams can register at any time. Background information packets will be available after all teams have registered and formed (post September 19, 2009) contact Susanna Florance at the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland, firstname.lastname@example.org Registrations are due by 6 pm September 19, 2009. Register by email, surface mail or hand delivery: Architecture Building 145, Room 1243, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
First Place Team $15,000
Second Place Team $10,000
Registration September 19, 2009
Concept Proposal DUE October 12, 2009
Six Finalist TEAMS Announce October 15, 2009
Team Visits to Bear Creek, PA October 19 -21, 2009
Final Proposals DUE November 16, 2009
CASE PRESENTATIONS November 21, 2009
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