Taft’s Real Estate group is a sponsor of the 2016 Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition, to be held on April 27 at Venue 610, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.
Real Estate Chair Kathryn Kovitz Arnold is a member of the preliminary investment committee for the competition. Taft is one of 17 firms who will attend and review the pitches of the competing MBA students.
The winning team will receive $100,000 in cash and prizes, plus the opportunity to secure as much as $10 million in equity funding. Teams from the top global MBA programs compete for prizes.
About the Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition
The Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition is hosted by the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. The conference will provide industry and research updates and relevant market information. The Venture 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 million 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.