CORENETGLOBAL ACADEMIC CHALLENGE

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Your ideas could earn you world travel and global networking with the greatest minds in corporate real estate.

We invite students from around the world to think creatively about a problem facing real estate professionals for renowned companies like Google, Duke Energy, AstraZeneca, Whirlpool, and many others. Challenge your mind power by competing with your peers from around the world. Gain international experience. Connect with experts. Win US $5,000 for your team.

You and your teammates will engage in a contest with competing institutions from all over the globe. Your job is to address challenges like creating an employee experience that attracts millennials while retaining all other generations of employees; or reducing the gap between the speed of business and the typical speed of real estate.

Budding professionals welcome! We’re seeking your ingenuity and creativity. The competition is open to all students (undergraduate/graduate, full-time/part-time) who are currently registered at a recognized university. All past Academic Challenge presentations are viewable via the Source.

There is no registration fee.

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Academic Challenge Competition

We invite students from around the world to think creatively about a problem facing real estate professionals for renowned companies like Google, Duke Energy, AstraZeneca, Whirlpool, and many others.

In exchange? Travel the world with an all-expense paid trip to one of our Global Summits in Asia or North America. Challenge your mindpower by competing with your peers from around the world. Gain international experience. Connect with experts. Win USD $5,000 for your team.


Richardo Chacon

ACADEMIC CHALLENGES

 

Read the Competition Brief

Student teams from universities and academic institutions in Africa, Europe, and the Americas are invited to compete in an academic challenge wherein students are asked to play the role of an internal corporate real estate team to address a real-world issue facing companies around the globe:

In consultation with colleagues in IT and Legal, develop an enterprise-level strategy for the corporate real estate portfolio that takes maximum advantage of emerging AI technologies while minimizing associated risks.

What should corporate real estate expect from artificial intelligence? No one wants to be left behind because they didn’t embrace technology - but as organizations feel pressure, they will be forced to forge a new direction. To channel that energy the right way though, the most effective corporate real estate teams must have a clear purpose – and while the methods that we use to create that new direction will be highly tech-augmented, the purpose of why we’re doing it must remain deeply rooted in our humanity.

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Student teams from universities and academic institutions in Africa, ANZ, Asia-Pacific, and Europe 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:

Address the changing nature of work and its impact on the function of corporate real estate and the corporate real estate portfolio. With the rise of remote and hybrid work arrangements, corporate real estate professionals must find creative solutions to provide a range of workspaces that support how and where employees will work now and in the future; reframe, realign, and repurpose existing real estate assets to reflect this new reality; and ensure that the workplace, broadly and holistically defined in the emerging era of technology-enabled hybrid working, supports and drives employee productivity, experience, and wellbeing; talent attraction and retention; and corporate imperatives for greater performance in both sustainability and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Winner: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Student teams from universities and academic institutions in Europe and the Americas 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:

Address the changing nature of work and its impact on the function of corporate real estate and the corporate real estate portfolio. With the rise of remote and hybrid work arrangements, corporate real estate professionals must find creative solutions to provide a range of workspaces that support how and where employees will work now and in the future; reframe, realign, and repurpose existing real estate assets to reflect this new reality; and ensure that the workplace, broadly and holistically defined in the emerging era of technology-enabled hybrid working, supports and drives employee productivity, experience, and wellbeing; talent attraction and retention; and corporate imperatives for greater performance in both sustainability and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Winner: Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

 

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:

develop strategies for the corporate real estate portfolio that prepare the company for a fluid workforce where virtual and augmented reality are practically applied to deal with the expected blend of remote and office workers.

Winner: Universiti Malaya

    Academic Challenge 13 Finalists

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    Universiti Malaya

    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:

    develop a proactive strategy to: (a) “Recession-proof”, to the extent possible, the corporate real estate portfolio, (b) continue to support the business objectives of the corporation and (c) ensure that such a strategy does not negatively impact the company in the unlikely event that a recession does not materialize.

    Winner: The University of Reading, Malaysia

    Academic Challenge 12 Finalists

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    University of Reading,

    Malaysia

    Winner: Georgia Tech School of Building Construction

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    Georgia Tech School of Building Construction

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    Fox School of Business at Temple University

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    Winner: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur!

    Academic Challenge 10 Finalists

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    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

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    New York University

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    Winner: TU Delft!

    Academic Challenge 9 Finalists

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    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

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    Delft University of Technology

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    University of Sydney

     

     

    Winner: Vanderbilt University!

      Academic Challenge 8 Finalists

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      Breda University of Applied Sciences

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       Vanderbilt University

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      University of Washington

       

       

      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:

      Identify the potential technology disruptors your team believes are most likely to impact your client’s global corporate real estate footprint. Then, create short-term and long-term strategies that put the corporate real estate at the forefront of technological innovation – and enable business success.

      Winner: University of Melbourne!

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        National University of Singapore

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         University of Illinois

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        The University of Melbourne

         

         

        Winner: National University of Singapore!

          Academic Challenge 6 Finalists

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          National University of Singapore

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          Temple University

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          University of South Carolina

           

           

          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:

          How to reduce risk in a company’s worldwide physical footprint (i.e., real estate portfolio) and thereby reduce overall risk exposure to the corporation.

          Winner: Georgia Institute of Technology!

            Academic Challenge 5 Finalists

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            Georgia Institute of Technology

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            Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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            National University of Singapore

             

             

            Winner:  Emory University!

              Academic Challenge 4 Finalists

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              Columbia University

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              Delft University of Technology

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              Emory University

               

               

              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:

              How to attract, retain, and motivate the next generation of knowledge workers.

              Winner:  University of Cincinnati!

                Academic Challenge 4 Finalists

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                Georgia Institute of Technology

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                Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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                University of Cincinnati

                 

                 

                Winner:  University of Illinois!

                Academic Challenge 4 Finalists

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                Eindhoven University of Technology

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                Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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                University of Huston

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                University of Illinois

                 

                 

                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:

                Determine how to close the gap between the speed of real estate and the speed of business — all within the context of an uncertain global environment. Provide a strategic solution that optimizes a corporate real estate portfolio and positions the corporation for the greatest flexibility and success.

                Winner:  Tsinghua University!

                Academic Challenge 4 Finalists

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                Arizona State University

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                University of Illinois

                 

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                University of Nottingham, Malaysia

                 

                 


                 

                 

                SPONSORS

                CoreNet Global is grateful to all of our sponsors for their support of this important program.

                 

                CONTACT

                If you have suggestions about additional resources or other ways we can help you along your career journey, don’t hesitate to contact Dean Jordan, VP of University Relations & External Relations. 

                Dean JordanDean H. Jordan
                Vice President, University & External Relations
                Phone: +1 404.589.3218
                Email: djordan@corenetglobal.org

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