Case Competition

Congratulations ACE Real Estate - 2021 Corcoran Center Case Competition Winners

Clockwise from Left: Alexander Felitto CSOM '24, Eva Van Pelt CSOM '22, Catherine Van Pelt CSOM '24 Photo: Rose Lincoln

Congratulations Team ACE Real Estate - 2021 Corcoran Center Case Competition Winners

Second Place: CHG Development

Third Place: Stone Hill Development


The Future of Housing

Students from across the country competed in the 2021 Corcoran Center Case Competition
Watch the case city introduction video below

The Corcoran Center Case Competition

In Partnership with Boston Financial and Capital One

Supported by Citizens Bank

Key Dates

2022 Competition - Check back in Fall 2021 for additional information on the 4th annual competition. 

Competition FAQs

An annual business case competition that 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 US colleges and universities (not open to graduate students).

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. Finalists 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. 

Case Prizes are awarded:

  1. $5000 First Place Team
  2. $2500 Second Place Team
  3. $1500 Third Place Team

Undergraduate Students From US Colleges/Universities Eligible To Sign Up

Teams of 3-5, All Team Members From The Same School

Congressman Joe Kennedy III

The competition was kicked off by Congressmen Joe Kennedy III

Competition at a Glance


Undergraduates teams entered the competition


Cash prize to the winning team


Prepatory workshops led by four industry experts

The workshops and case, prepared by experts in the field, introduce low income housing tax credits as a valuable tool in the battle to maintain and expand affordable housing in America.

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.

The 2020 Competition

Golden Eagle Development

Philip Giordano '21, Max Greyson Cohen '21, Michael Morretta '20

Congratulations to the winners, Golden Eagle Development!

Watch the Corcoran Center Case Competition 2020 Finals

2020 Competition Judges

A panel of distinguished industry experts provides students with feedback, advice, and guidance, and ultimately select the winning team.

Joseph J. Corcoran

President, Joseph J. Corcoran Company

Jeff Goldstein

Executive Vice President and COO & Director of Real Estate, Boston Capital

Kathy Millhouse

Managing Director, Citigroup

Keith James

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