Academic Challenge

Student teams from universities and academic institutions around the world are invited to compete in an academic challenge in which students will be asked to play the role of an internal corporate real estate team in order to address a real-world issue facing companies around the globe:

Create strategies that align their company’s global real estate portfolio with a focus on environmental stewardship in a post-pandemic culture. Specifically, your team must develop a proactive strategy that identifies the aspects of the company’s global real estate portfolio which contribute to climate change and prepare strategies to mitigate and replace them.

How can corporate real estate professionals take a leadership role in helping their companies solve what is becoming an existential crisis? Will there be a lasting impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and forthcoming health and safety protocols and practices on the environment and climate change?

2021AC10 Virtual Competition -

  • Congratulations to our finalist teams: IIT Kharagpur, New York University, University of Denver, and the University of Washington.
  • Be sure to join CREweek on Thursday, 18 March at 11:00 (EDT) to watch the final presentations
  • Read the competition brief (PDF)

AC10 : Virtual finalists :

IIT Kharagpur team, India is the winner of the Academic Challenge 6.0

CoreNet Global is grateful to Cushman & Wakefield, KI and AI : Interior Architect for their support of this important program :