The Future of Housing
We are pleased to announce the 6th 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 2024 Case Competition. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about registration or the competition.
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
- $3,500 — Second Place Team
- $1,500 — Third 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.
2024 6th Annual Corcoran Center Case Competition
|Sign Ups Close||February 23, 2024||5:00 PM||(Online)|
|Workshop 1||March 15, 2024||1:00-3:00 PM||(Online)|
|Workshop 2||March 22, 2024||1:00-3:00 PM||(Online)|
April 16, 2024
|11: 59 PM|
Round #1: Judging
April 18, 2024
4 Finalist Teams Announced
April 19, 2023
Finalist Teams Meet w/Consultants
April 20, 2024
Finalist Teams Submit Updated Cases/PP
April 23, 2024
Finalists Compete and Winners are Annouced
April 25, 2024
2023 Corcoran Center Case Competition Winners
WILK Development, Temple University
Nathan Wakefield, Jake Lewis, Brianna Boughton, Taylor Henry, Luis Engleton-Sapon
Watch the 2023 Case Competition Finals
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.