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Northwestern's Kellogg Real Estate Venture - March 20

The Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition is hosted by the Kellogg Real Estate Program and the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.  The team-based competition showcases MBA students, who have the opportunity to pitch to a high-profile panel of judges. The winning team not only receives $100,000 in cash and prizes, but also the opportunity to secure as much as $10,000,000 in equity funding. The primary purpose of the competition is to encourage entrepreneurial real estate ventures. The event also serves as an opportunity to promote top student talent before prominent industry professionals.

The Judges Consortium consists of distinguished industry professionals engaging with Kellogg’s Real Estate Program through their willingness to serve as judges in a given year for the Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition. Three to five of these distinguished professionals will serve as judges each year.

Erwin Aulis
Chief Operating Officer, Northwood Investors

Joseph Azrack
Chairman, Apollo Real Estate

Neil Bluhm
Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital; Chairman, Rush Street Gaming

Frank Cohen
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Group, Blackstone Group

Jeffrey Furber
CEO, AEW Capital Management and Chairman of the Board, AEW Europe

Dan Gilbert
Founder and Chairman, Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans

Deborah Harmon
Co-Founder and CEO, Artemis Real Estate Partners

Jeffrey Johnson
CEO, Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund

Merrick “Rick” Kleeman
Founder and Managing Partner, Wheelock Street Capital

Esko Korhonen
Founder and Managing Partner, Federal Capital Partners

John Z. Kukral
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwood Investors

Alan M. Leventhal
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Beacon Capital Partners

Barry Malkin
Senior Managing Partner, GEM Realty Capital

Christopher Merrill
Co-Founder, President and CEO, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Adam Metz
Managing Director, Head of International Real Estate, The Carlyle Group

Eric Mogentale
Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital

Michael Moritz
Chairman, Sequoia Capital

Mark Oei
Managing Director, Sequoia Capital

Stephen Quazzo
Co-Founder and CEO, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Randy Rowe
Chairman and Founder, Green Courte Partners

Laura Rubin
Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management, Starwood Capital Group

John Schreiber
President, Centaur Capital Partners; Co-Founder and Partner, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors

Robert Stuckey
Managing Director and Fund Head, U.S. Real Estate, The Carlyle Group

Maury Tognarelli
CEO, Heitman

Sam Zell
Founder and Chairman, Equity Group Investors; Founder and Chairman, Equity International