Students from Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate won the 2013 Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation (HEEF) Midwest Real Estate Challenge, which took place on April 6 at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago.
Seven other schools competed in this third Eisenberg Challenge including Indiana University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Marquette University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Notre Dame to receive a trophy and a $5,000 scholarship for the University.
The Roosevelt team was comprised of real estate students Moruf Animashaun, Karlen Beitman, Jessica Caffrey, Holly Kavis, David Lambiaso, Nida Mehtab, Chase Morris, Sarah Rothman, Andrew Savoy, and Drakia Wilkins.
Terri Friel, dean of the Heller College of Business, had nothing but praise for the winning Roosevelt students. "I was extremely proud of our students as they presented the first proposal," she said. "They were polished professionals with a comprehensive plan who brought letters of interest from potential residents of the new site, something no other team offered. Their vision, their understanding of the site and the people who would use it were empathic as well as sound business. They not only presented a great plan but they presented a plan that was consistent with the mission of the college and university providing sustainable practices and social justice."
"This achievement versus some very good universities is further proof that we are an outstanding college and university where education and heart combine," Friel said.
The team is grateful to the academic assistance of Professors Sofia Dermisi and Jon DeVries and class adjuncts Dennis Harder and Jonathan Dennis as well as the HEEF advisors Steve Rachman and Terry McCollom.
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