The Future of Housing
Students from across the country competed in the 2021 Corcoran Center Case Competition
The Corcoran Center Case Competition
In Partnership with Boston Financial and Capital One
Supported by Citizens Bank
2022 Competition - Check back in Fall 2021 for additional information on the 4th annual competition.
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:
- $5000 First Place Team
- $2500 Second Place Team
- $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
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
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
Executive Vice President and COO & Director of Real Estate, Boston Capital
Managing Director, Citigroup