University of Georgia Wins 2017 Real Confidence University Challenge

The University of Georgia has been named winner of the 2017 Real Confidence™ University Challenge, a year-long competition focused on public and private commercial real estate investing.

The competition included students from 38 universities in North America and Europe. The University of Georgia student team managed the best portfolio with a return of 35.38 percent across four quarters and placed first to win the $30,000 grand prize.

Each university team allocated $1 billion in theoretical capital among a variety of commercial real estate investment opportunities found within the public and private equity and the public and private debt sectors. The performance of each sector’s weighted investment selection was calculated with its respective benchmark return data provided by Nareit, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), Markit and Giliberto-Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index.

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