Real Estate Challenge Committee - 2022


Outgoing Chair: McKenzie Darr, The Wolff Company
Co-Chairs: Walt Busch, Coughlin Porter Lundeen and Josh McDonald, Legacy Partners
Board Liaison: Bill Bieber, Exxel Pacific, Inc. 


Our vision is to engage and challenge students from a diversity of backgrounds to study a current real estate opportunity and creatively develop a proposal that maximizes a property’s potential, socially and financially. The process offers NAIOPWA members and sponsors insight into a specific market and contact with those who know it best, while simultaneously providing students with the opportunity to interact with industry leaders and subject matter experts. Ultimately, the goal of the Real Estate Challenge is to create a useful and enjoyable learning experience for the membership by showcasing the Challenge's comprehensive coverage of all aspects of urban real estate development from the market environment to finance and execution.


  • Host the Real Estate Challenge Competition, the best regional real estate competition for university students of the Pacific Northwest
  • Promote the site sponsor’s competition site and achieve their goals
  • Provide NAIOP members the opportunity to engage with students as mentors, assumption reviewers, and judges
  • Create an engaging breakfast program that showcases the students' presentations and a relevant panel


  • Sponsor the Real Estate Challenge. Click here for sponsorship information. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.
  • Attend the presentation breakfast Wednesday, March 16. Visit our event calendar for more information and to register.  
  • The Real Estate Challenge Committee meets 12-1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each monthContact us at [email protected] for information about joining; you must be a NAIOPWA member to serve on committees.