MONMOUTHUNIVERSITY STUDENTS WIN 3RD PLACE AT VILLANOVA REAL ESTATE CHALLENGE
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S. Reinhart, Esq., director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth
University is pleased and proud to announce that a team
of Monmouth University students took third place in last week’s Villanova Real
Estate Challenge. The event brought together universities throughout the nation
including: Cornell, Drexel, Florida State University, Lehigh University,
Monmouth University, New York University, Penn State University, University of
North Carolina, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, University of
Southern California, Villanova University and Virginia Commonwealth
University. The winning team was Lehigh University followed by Wharton in
was the first time that Monmouth had entered into a team competition involving
real estate majors. Team members were seniors Anderson Haxton and Jason Miller,
and juniors Lawrence Vecchio and Christopher Cianfarini.
Monday morning, each team was given the identical real estate case problem to
analyze and prepare both a written and oral presentation to a panel of judges.
The competition rules did not allow for any faculty or outside assistance other
than any free research available on the internet or in their course materials.
The written presentations were delivered Thursday evening followed by oral
presentations to the judges Friday morning. Following the morning round, four
finalists were selected and oral presentations delivered Friday afternoon. The
winners were announced immediately following the afternoon round.
Reinhart said, “I am so proud of the hard work and dedication our team
demonstrated. They worked throughout the day and night to analyze a very
complex and challenging problem. Their solutions demonstrated incredible
creativity and knowledge of real estate. I am also very grateful to Dr. Donald Moliver,
the founder of the Kislak Real Estate Institute and now Dean of the Leon Hess
Business School, for his vision in establishing the real estate concentration
and his steadfast support of the program. I also commend our faculty for giving
the team the knowledge and background to enable them to analyze and develop
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