The Opus Foundation® Supports NAIOP Colorado Real Estate Challenge


NAIOP Colorado recently held their 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. The challenge saw teams of graduate students from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and the University of Denver Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management and Daniels College of Business competing in a real-life real estate challenge.

The teams were tasked with evaluating and providing development recommendations on a land parcel in the town of Parker, an affluent community with 46,000 residents and projecting up to 60,000 residents. The University of Denver’s Six Sigma Development team took home the NAIOP Cup after envisioning a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly redevelopment called The Connection at Mainstreet. The proposed plan would help advance Parker’s Historic Downtown Core and Creative districts’ overall vision.

Advancing Opus’ commitment to NAIOP Colorado, the Opus Foundation provided the winning and runner-up teams scholarships totaling $10,000.

The Opus Foundation is building community for a better tomorrow by supporting projects and programs that make our communities better places to live, work and raise families through grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, community revitalization and pressing/emerging needs. Read more about the Foundation's work.