DSS Wrap-Up: Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88), Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking – M&A, Lazard

This past Thursday the Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of welcoming Cornell alumnus Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88) of Lazard, a global leader in merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services. Alan is a managing director of the real estate M&A group, a dynamic team that provides advisory services to a wide variety of… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88), Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking – M&A, Lazard

DSS Wrap-Up: Karl Mistry (’04), Group President at Toll Brothers

On Thursday, March 7, Karl Mistry returned to Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate to deliver an insightful lecture about an oft-ignored topic in professional real estate: single-family home building. Mr. Mistry, who graduated from the program in 2004, has recently attained the title of Group President for the Virginia and Maryland regions of Toll… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Karl Mistry (’04), Group President at Toll Brothers

Alternative Financing — Real Estate Crowdfunding

Online crowdfunding is a model that has become increasingly popular over the past decade.  Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by obtaining small amounts from individuals via the Internet. Several crowdfunding platforms exist and each one serves a different purpose.  Some of the most popular are:  Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdrise, Razzo,… Continue Reading Alternative Financing — Real Estate Crowdfunding

Is a Multi-branded Hotel the Right Option for You? Things to Consider Before Investing in a Multi-Branded Hotel Asset

Have you ever heard the phrase “kill two birds with one stone?”  If so, you are not alone.  The growing number of dual- and triple-branded hotels opening up across the U.S. suggests that many hospitality owners, developers and brands are expertly applying this logic to the lodging industry.  Dual- and triple-branded hotels, jointly referred to… Continue Reading Is a Multi-branded Hotel the Right Option for You? Things to Consider Before Investing in a Multi-Branded Hotel Asset

DSS Wrap-up: David Philp (Cornell ’84) – Executive Vice President, Canyon Group

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed another Cornellian and stalwart of the hospitality industry, David Philp.  Today, after a long and industrious career in luxury development, Mr. Philp serves as the Executive Vice President of the Canyon Group.  The Canyon Group services the ultra-luxury boutique hospitality development market and is focused on… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: David Philp (Cornell ’84) – Executive Vice President, Canyon Group

Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Day Two

On the second day of their domestic trek to Los Angeles, first year Baker students visited three office to hotel conversions as well as a luxury apartment building.  The three hotels were owned and developed by Seaview Investors, LLC (Seaview), a California-based real estate investment management company owned by Robert (Bob) Alter (SHA ’73), the… Continue Reading Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Day Two

DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

On February 21, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Anpha Holdings and M.I.K. Corporation are leading luxury real estate development and consultancy firms based in Vietnam that have developed thousands of luxury… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation