Master of real estate candidate David Holland was part of the first team from Texas A&M to get on the winner’s list in the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

The urban design team, which consisted of Holland and four other students from land development, architecture and construction management, was one of five honorable mentions in the competition. That puts the team in the top 10 percent of the 104 competing teams in 2007, and helps put Texas A&M real estate education on the map for those in the Urban Land Institute, or ULI.

Past winners include teams from such schools as Harvard, Berkley and Columbia.
ULI members include everyone from architects, land developers, manager of real estate investment trusts and real estate professionals.