Jindal School Team Heads to Texas ICSC Undergraduate Case Competition

Nikkhil LaCoul, Lawren Miller, Kenneth Messer, and James Brandt

The 2015 Texas ICSC Undergraduate Case Competition team from JSOM includes (from left) Nikkhil LaCoul, Lawren Miller, Kenneth Messer, all senior finance majors, and James Brandt, a junior business administration major.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management is once again fielding a team for the Texas International Council of Shopping Centers — ICSC — Undergraduate Case Study Competition, an annual student contest taking place this year Nov. 4 in Dallas. The competition has become part of the Texas Conference and Deal Making, a yearly gathering at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center where brokers, developers, lenders, municipalities, shopping center owners, property asset managers, and product and service providers exhibit goods and services, and meet and make new business partners.

The case study competition calls upon participating university students to demonstrate their retail real estate knowledge by solving a reality-based problem with multiple components that range from construction complications and real estate value fluctuations to parking lot traffic and tenant mix. The competition “prompt” will call upon teams to overcome various obstacles and answer several key questions put to them by industry experts.

The winner will be announced at the conference on Nov. 5.