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THINK YOU CAN SWIM WITH THE SHARKS? ULI/SA SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPER SHARK TANK

ULI San Antonio presents the 2017 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SHARK TANK, an interactive event that aims to entertain while educating, advising, and empowering aspiring real estate developers. We are soliciting real estate investment proposals from local entrepreneurs to be pitched at ULI San Antonio’s first ever Shark Tank.

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Shark Tank brings together aspiring real estate developers, veterans in the real estate community and a group of investors seeking real investment opportunities. TWO INVESTMENT PROPOSALS will be selected for presentation to the Sharks, a four-member expert panel of commercial real estate thought leaders. The Sharks will scrutinize projects using the same methodologies used in a closed-door investment committee meeting. Take-a-peek behind these doors as the Sharks use their years of experience to critique proposals and give insight. The opportunity to receive collective feedback from this panel of experts is invaluable. Presenters will gain the tools to fine tune their proposals, polish their presentation skills and, with any luck, catch an investor!

The fiery feedback and quick wit of the Sharks will challenge, often frustrate and educate presenters, all with the end goal of providing constructive feedback to San Antonio’s future city builders. Successful candidates will have real-world experience with real estate development, an active, well thought out and exciting deal to discuss and the ability to make a concise, captivating presentation. Please come with thick skin and a healthy sense of humor.

EVENT MODERATOR:
David Adelman, Owner / AREA Real Estate

SHARKS:
FINANCE – Laurie Griffith, Executive VP / Texas Capital Bank
DEVELOPMENT – Bill Shown
, Managing Director of Real Estate / Silver Ventures
ARCHITECTURE – Madison Smith, Principal / Overland Partners
SPECIAL GUEST SHARK TO BE ANNOUNCED

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS:  March 31, 2017 at 5pm.
Send submissions to sanantonio@uli.org.
ONLY TWO PROPOSALS WILL BE SELECTED FOR PRESENTING AT SHARK TANK.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-page cover letter expressing interest in participating in Shark Tank
  • Biography and resume of the proposed presenter/s
  • Outline summarizing the investment request and project description (no more than 2 pages on 8.5×11)
  • Renderings, maps, support graphics, etc. (no more than 5 pages up to 11×17)

PRESENTER EXPECTATIONS AND PROGRAM FORMAT

  • Firm/developer background and experience
  • Selected presenters will be notified on April 10, 2017.
  • Two mandatory proposal review sessions with the ULI Shark Tank advisory team will take place, via teleconference, on April 18th and April 25th.
  • A pre-event rehearsal and equipment test will take place in May 23 in the SA CCDO Board Room on the 19th Floor in Frost Tower.
  • Each presentation will consist of a 10 – 15 minute detailed, yet concise, PowerPoint presentation to the Shark panel, followed by a 15-minute Q&A and feedback from the Sharks.

KEY PRESENTATION COMPONENTS (IN PPT FORMAT) SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • Firm/developer background and experience
  • Specific funding request
  • Project summary
  • Market context
  • Project economics and returns
  • Prepared responses for moderated discussion time with Sharks and the audience

THE EVENT WILL OFFER PRESENTERS:

  • Constructive feedback from an equity investment committee perspective
  • A thorough vetting of all high-level project plans, assumptions, financials & timelines
  • Presentation experience and practice pitching your deal
  • Immediate access to ULI’s diverse network of real estate leaders in San Antonio

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS:  March 31, 2017 at 5pm.
Send submissions to sanantonio@uli.org.
ONLY TWO PROPOSALS WILL BE SELECTED FOR PRESENTING AT SHARK TANK.

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:
Juan Cano, Shark Tank Chair / juan.cano@hemisfair.org
Janis Ploetz, ULI San Antonio Manager,  janis.ploetz@uli.org

DOWNLOAD SHARK TANK CALL FOR PROPOSALS HERE

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