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Real Estate Private Equity Club

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Strategic Partnership With 

About Harrison Street

Harrison Street is a leading investment management firm exclusively focused on alternative real assets. Headquartered in Chicago and London with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the Firm has more than 260-employees and nearly $56 billion in assets under management. Clients of the Firm include a global institutional investor base domiciled in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America.

About the Harrison Street x REPEC Case Competition

Spearheaded by REPEC's Faculty Advisor Mark Eppli, and three former executive board members – Lukas Schmidt, Michael Crivello, and Nick Fisher – the Harrison Street Case Competition will feature judges from Harrison Street, along with representatives from other Real Estate Private Equity firms. Teams of undergraduate and master's students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the top-ranked real estate program in the United States, are invited to participate in this case-based real estate competition. This provides an opportunity to work alongside leading industry executives and gain real-world experience.

2023 Competition Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists of the case competition:


First Place: Evan Walczyk, Brenna Paul, Alex Lortscher, Thomas Dupont

Second Place: Keegan Crapitto, Monika Multhauf, Anna Zimmerman, John Shea

Third Place: Aidan Witte, Aidan McCarthy, Finley Wistom, Noah Heller

Fourth Place: Kevin John, PJ Sitzer, Avery Berry, Penny Berens

See this article for more information about our Case Competition!

Case Competition Leadership

Lukas Schmidt

Director of Operations

Senior, Class of 2024

Lukas is a founding member and former president of REPEC. He is currently the head of our club's Case Competition. This past summer, and continuing into this fall, Lukas has been working as an Analyst Intern at Avante Properties, a local Madison development firm. Previously, Lukas interned at Magnolia Capital, an investment management firm that operates in over 20 markets and has overseen transactions worth more than $2 billion.

Michael Crivello

Operations Officer

Senior, Class of 2024

Michael, previously the Vice President of REPEC, currently serves as the Lead Operations for the Case Competition. This past summer, Michael worked at Northwestern Mutual in their Real Estate Private Equity Group, where he will be joining upon graduation this upcoming spring.

Nick Fisher

Operations Officer

Senior, Class of 2024

Nick, the former communications chair for REPEC, is now a part of the club's case competition team, where he serves as an Operations Officer. This summer, Nick worked as a Brokerage Summer Intern at Founder 3, Wisconsin's largest independent full-service commercial real estate brokerage and management firm.

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