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Real Estate Private Equity provides students who intend on pursuing careers in real estate the opportunity to learn how to design and execute projects of professional scope and quality under the guidance of an experienced professor and a specific company sponsor. The course includes instruction in project design, scoping, strategy, research, and execution. Presentation skills both oral and written are integral to the course and project.
Student groups, usually consisting of three to four students, work with an outside project sponsor to create a project presentation based on a current, real-world sponsor need.
Students wishing to enroll in Private Equity must have taken Corporate Finance (B6300) and Real Estate Finance (B8331), and either Real Estate Transactions (B8332) or have at least 1-year experience of real estate/transactions experience with instructor’s permission.
Private Equity Final Presentations
Students explore entrepreneurial real estate opportunities through Real Estate Private Equity. In the class, students work on group projects with industry sponsors. Under the founding idea of the competition, students working in groups are given an opportunity to take the kernel of an idea, develop it into a comprehensive business plan, and make an oral presentation of the plan to their class. Through their participation, students enhance their research, problem-solving, team work, and presentation skills.
Class participants present their plans to a group of senior professionals, faculty members, members of the Real Estate Circle, alumni, mentors, and peers. The Real Estate Private Equity Final Presentation event is followed by a reception and awards ceremony. Cash prizes are awarded to top-scoring plans as judged by a panel of Columbia Business School alumni and real estate practitioners. Some winners take their plans on to further success, additional funding, or mentoring. Students may also explore the annual Columbia Shark Tank Competition through the The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School.
Special thanks go to Daniele D. Bodini ’72, the sponsor of the 2009-2019 competitions, and Sheldon Seevak, the competition creator, as well as to the competition judges and industry participants. Read more →
Get Involved as a Project Sponsor
If you and your company are interested in sponsoring a project for this course, please contact: