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2020 Pitch Competition.

Saturday, October 24, 2020 

About the 2020 Pitch Competition.


The hybrid event took place on Saturday, October 24th, 2020. The five finalist teams pitched their hearts out and the Datcher team representing Cornell University Baker Program in Real Estate won the purse, $50,000 in deal equity.

Left to Right: Lera Covington, Kristen Collins & Joanne Angbazo


Fernweh Partners took home dual prizes as the runner-up winning $5,000 in cash and the Viewers' Choice Award.

Meet the winners and the other 2020 participants below.

2020 Finalists.

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La Jane

A Boutique Hotel

A 60-key lifestyle-boutique hotel repositioning located in historic downtown Scottsdale, Arizona. Hear more!


The Fernweh Project

This new construction project is a 135-key Hyatt Place in San Jose, California. Hear more!


The Straight,

An Autograph Collection

An 80-key Autograph Collection by Marriott adaptive reuse of a bank, located in Detroit, Michigan. Hear more!

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Project Rise

Project Rise is a mixed-use development located in the heart of Nashville with a new lifestyle hotel honoring Nashville's music, history and legends. Hear more!

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The Brick House

A 90-key reconverted sugar refinery under the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, located in New Orleans. Hear more!


Thank you to those who attended the LIVECAST on October 24th.

2020 Judges.

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