Case Competition

The Future of Housing

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual Boston College Corcoran Center Case Competition.  We invite you to participate in this rewarding and challenging competition.


The Corcoran Center Case Competition is a real estate case competition centered on affordable housing. It is open to undergraduates nationally.  Workshops prepare students for the interdisciplinary challenge of creating a development based on a real-world site and project that makes economic and social returns for the community, residents, and development team.

Signups are now open for the 2023 Case Competition to undergraduate students from US Colleges/Universities. They will close on February 24, 2023. The competition will be taking place in the spring. 

How It Works

The annual housing development case competition affords undergraduates an opportunity to compete, develop their knowledge, and learn from experts in the field through the analysis of an affordable housing real estate case. All competition activities are virtual. The registration deadline is final, late registrations are not accepted.

The competition is open to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities (not open to graduate students). Teams consist of 3–5 students. All team members must be from the same school.

The Case Competition includes two virtual workshops, taught by industry experts, that teach the material required to complete the case. You do not need to have taken prior courses in real estate to participate. 

After completing the two workshops, teams prepare solutions to the case. Four finalist teams are selected anonymously by a panel of judges. These finalists are given the opportunity to revise their submissions after consultation with an industry expert mentor. 

The finalist teams present their proposed development via 15 minute virtual presentations to a panel of industry leaders, who deliberate, offer feedback, and select the winner. 

$10,000 in Prizes

  • $5,000 — First Place Team
  • $2,500 — Second Place Team
  • $1,500 — Third Place Team
  • $500 — Fourth Place Team 

First-round judges will award Honorable Mention to teams not selected to the finals. Additional teams, as determined by the finalist judges, will recieve an Honorable Mention and awards. 

 5th Annual Corcoran Center Case Competition

In Partnership with Capital One

Supported by Redstone Equity and Citizens Bank





 Sign Ups Close

February 24, 2023  5:00pm  (Online)

 Information Session 

 Feburary 8th, 2023 

 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM


Workshop 1

March 24, 2023

 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM 


Workshop 2

March 31, 2023

 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM


Submissions Due 

April 16, 2023

 11: 59 PM


Round #1: Judging

April 18, 2023

 10:00 AM


3 Finalist Teams Announced

April 15, 2023

5:00 PM


Finalist Teams Meet w/Consultants

April 20, 2023

12:00 PM


Finalist Teams Submit Updated Cases/PP

April 23, 2023

5:00 PM (Online)

Finalists Compete and Winners are Annouced 

April 25, 2023

11:00 AM



Past Competitions

Lack of affordable Housing is a national crisis

The United States loses over 125,000 units of affordable housing each year. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is crucial to combating the affordable housing crisis.
Keith James, a Partner at Inland Group, leads a case workshop. Keith has over 20 years of experience in real estate development.

Keith James, a Partner at Inland Group, leads a case workshop. Keith has over 20 years of experience in real estate development.

In partnership with capital one, supported by citizens bank and red stone equity partners