Real estate developer Stanley E. Hunt was a big proponent of helping young people in their careers, and he asked nothing in return except that they do the same in the future. Since 2008, the Stanley E. Hunt Case Series established in his honor has provided Kelley School students with highly valuable real-world learning in the area of real estate development.
Each fall semester, the real estate appraisal and development course features a case study designed for the Stanley E. Hunt Case Series. Students work in groups to propose development plans for the site featured in the case study, and at the end of the semester, the student groups voted to have the best overall presentations win cash awards. As part of the case study curriculum, professionals from the Bloomington community who have experience with the selected case study site speak to the class.
The creation of the case studies is overseen by Douglas McCoy, JD, Senior Lecturer and Al & Shary Oak Director of Real Estate. The case study series is funded through an endowment with a lead gift provided by Steven D. Hardin, Partner at Faegre Drinker LLP in Indianapolis, and his wife, Judy Hardin, with the following individuals contributing:
- Alex D. Oak, Chairman & CEO, Cripe Charitable Foundation
- Nancy Hunt
- Allen Rosenberg, President, The Marina Limited Partnership
- Hayes O'Brien
- Dick Richwine, Principal, The Richwine Real Estate Group