Real Estate Challenge 2018

The Real Estate Challenge is an annual contest matching teams from real estate programs from regional universities in a competition that focuses on a development/redevelopment project in the Puget Sound area. Teams are tasked with forming a proposed investment strategy based on the site sponsor’s needs. Site selection begins in early August and the contest itself runs from January through mid-March. 


Site Requirements

  • Minimum Size: 10,000-square-foot land area (no maximum)
  • Zoning: Flexible zoning that allows multiple uses; density preferred
  • Location: Puget Sound
  • Timing: Immediate
  • Project Type: Adaptive re-use, value-add, ground-up development, major retrofit

Benefits of Site Sponsorship

  • All Real Estate Challenge events (kickoff, assumption review, judging, Developing Leaders happy hour, breakfast) will be centered around your company and site, including an entire NAIOP WA Breakfast program
  • Site and company will be mentioned synonymously with NAIOP WA Real Estate Challenge for the year
  • Receive a fresh perspective from graduate and undergraduate university students
  • Exposure to the entire northwest commercial real estate community including Vancouver, B.C., and Portland
  • Company and site featured on numerous marketing materials
  • Networking opportunities with multiple principal members
  • Networking opportunities to meet new, young, bright talent

Other sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Please contact Kristen Link,, or Brendan Mason,, if you have a site or a suggested site, with any questions about REC or for additional sponsorship details.