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NAIOP San Diego to Host 11th Annual University Challenge

NAIOP San Diego will virtually host its 11th annual University Challenge on April 22. Student teams from San Diego State University’s Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, UC San Diego’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and University of San Diego’s Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate will compete head-to-head in the real estate competition.

This next generation of real estate leaders will present plans for the highest and best use for a proposed mixed-use redevelopment site in Kearney Mesa, where a recently updated community plan is spurring developer interest. Potential issues to be addressed include financing, transit-oriented issues, sustainable development, traffic patterns, community impact and feasibility.

University Challenge entries will be judged by San Diego real estate professionals Kelly Moden of cREate Development, Mike McNereny of LOWE, Ben Badiee of Badiee Development, Dennis Cruzan of CRUZAN, Dan Feldman of Sunroad Enterprises, Tim Nguyen of the Kearney Mesa Planning Group, Zach Holderman of CBRE, Mike Mahoney of Ryan Companies, Bryan Clark of JLL and Casey Brown of the Casey Brown Company.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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