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Ideas to Foster Beneficial Social and Environmental Impact

The Impact Investing in Commercial Real Estate Competition is hosted annually by the Miami Herbert Business School and sponsored by the School’s Real Estate Advisory Board.

Impact investing refers to investments made in commercial real estate projects with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside an appropriate financial return. The case competition tasks teams with identifying such projects and presenting a plan for bring them to fruition.

The 2019-2020 competition is in the books! Due to the impact of COVID 19, this year, final case presentations took place virtually. As we know, these measures are taken in solidarity with the most vulnerable members of our society; such solidarity falls precisely within the spirit of our competition. In a hotly contested race, the competition was won by the team from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with teams from Cornell and Villanova taking second and third places.

Competition Goals and Guidelines

2020 Competition

Projects to Transform Communities

Three schools were invited to the final judging, held virtually, in April 2020. Normally, final presentations take place in person in Miami.

Past Competition Highlights

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