Undergrad team wins DDR case competition | Weatherhead

Undergrad team wins DDR case competition

Posted 11.16.2015

Weatherhead juniors Scott Cielinski (Finance), Ayush Gupta (Economis) and Evan Harris (Finance, Entrepreneurship) were the winners of the third annual DDR real estate case competition, which took place on Friday, November 13 at DDR headquarters in Beachwood.

Cielinski, Gupta and Harris won the Weatherhead "bake off" several weeks ago, earning the opportunity to represent Weatherhead vs. the winning teams from Colgate University, John Carroll University and The Ohio State University.

There were four topics the teams could choose from, including REIT strategies and valuation, the impact of millennials on retailing strategies, challenges in Puerto Rico and portfolio mix strategies.  Our team chose REIT strategies and valuation. 

This marks the first time a Weatherhead team has won this important competition.  The judges included the entire senior management team at DDR, including the CEO, CFO and several other senior officers. Their feedback to the Weatherhead team indicated they were the clear and unanimous winner.

The team receives $5,000 in cash, an opportunity to interview for an internship/full-time job and bragging rights.

Congratulations, Ayush, Scott, and Evan!

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