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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

On Friday 29 April Dr Franz Fuerst the Course Director for Real Estate Finance and Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner at Bidwells met to congratulate the winning team of this year’s Bidwells Prize for best RM02 group presentation.

Property consultancy Bidwells sponsored the prize for work which is part of the MPhil Real Estate Finance course.


Successful real estate development requires a broad multi-disciplinary approach and good teamwork skills. This is no different in the academic real estate development project that we set for our MPhil courses every year.

Dr Franz Fuerst

While the members of the prize jury were impressed with the high standards achieved by all the groups regarding visual presentation and the delivery of a well-rounded concept, the winning team (Team 9) stood out because of the depth of their analysis and their ability to derive actionable recommendations based on this analysis.

A sponsored prize always provides additional motivation for students but it also fosters our critical dialogue with the property industry which is why we are particularly grateful to Bidwells for sponsoring this prize.

Patrick McMahon presented the prize of iTunes vouchers to the winning team, and said:

We sponsored the coursework and also helped to set the task along with a panel of assessors and the standard of work this year was truly exceptional.  We are delighted to sponsor the project as we feel it is important to support the industry’s next generation who are tomorrow’s talent.