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Smeal REIT Stock Pitch Competition

2017 REIT Stock Pitch Competition

The third annual REIT Stock Pitch Competition, hosted by the Institute for Real Estate Studies, took place on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.

In the final round, each student presented a three minute pitch for the REIT they chose, followed by ten minutes of Q&A with the panel of judges. The competition was judged by industry experts including Diane Wade of CBRE Clarion Securities, Eugene Nusinzon of JP Morgan, Brad Burke of Goldman Sachs, and Todd Thomas of KeyBanc Capital Markets.

The 2017 Smeal REIT Stock Pitch Competition winners are:

    • First Place: Frank Vozza - a senior Finance major, receiving a $2000 scholarship for his presentation on Stag Industrial
    • Second Place: Patrick Jackson - a junior Finance major, receiving a $1000 scholarship for his presentation on American Tower
    • Third Place: Michael Miller - a sophomore Finance major, receiving a $500 scholarship for his presentation on WellTower

Timeline:

    • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by 4:00pm: Application Due
    • Monday, February 6, 2017: Notification will be sent to participants with directions for submitting materials
    • Monday, February 27, 2017 by 4:00pm: All of the documents, a video (1-3 minutes in length), the written research report (3 page max), and a PowerPoint presentation (optional) must be uploaded 
    • Thursday, March 2, 2017 by 5:00pm: All preliminary round participants will receive notification regarding their status 
    • Monday, March 20, 2017 by 5:00pm: For finalists, the written report and optional PowerPoint presentation must be uploaded
    • Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Final round

Resources:

2017 Smeal REIT Stock Pitch Competition:
Application
Dates & Instructions
Informational Meeting
REIT Introduction Lecture
REIT Performance Evaluation Supplement
REIT Valuation Lecture

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Winners of the 2017 REIT Stock Pitch Competition
Winners of the 2017 REIT Stock Pitch Competition L-R: First place, Frank Vozza, second place, Patrick Jackson, third place, Michael Miller

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!
Winners of the 2016 REIT Stock Pitch Competition
Winners of the 2016 REIT Stock Pitch Competition L-R: First place, Shane Kaminski; second place, Kieran Ryan; third place, Kevin Grant McClernon

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE REIT STOCK PITCH COMPETITION!