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2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference: Douglas M. Weill – Founding and Managing Partner Hodes Weill & Associates

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Tiya Jain

Tiya Jain is a Baker Program in Real Estate graduate student. Prior to Baker she completed her chartered accountancy course in India (Equivalent to the CPA) and has 6 years of post-qualification experience with multinationals such as Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte etc. Her last position at Deloitte involved advising large developers and private equity funds on funding, structuring and cost saving transactions in line with the local laws and regulations. Prior to Deloitte, she helped Aldia Capital, a boutique investment advisor in India, set up base in Mumbai. She was responsible for creating trusting relationships with the local real estate developers for the firm to secure $100 mm mandates. Tiya also strengthened local banking and financial relationships to the firm to tie up both ends of the deal making process. She is also interested in sustainable energy solutions, solar technology and she implemented the same for 3 housing societies in her neighborhood in Mumbai to cut energy costs by 25%. At Cornell, Tiya is the VP of Events for the Cornell Real Estate Women’s club that looks at leveraging opportunities for professional growth for women and eliminating the gender differences in the real estate industry. Tiya is also a Junior editor for the Cornell Review. The assignment involves contributing high quality research articles for the Cornell yearly journal and also interviewing real estate industry leaders who speak at the Distinguished Speaker Series. She enjoys playing Sudoku and practicing eastern philosophies such as yoga and meditation in her free time. Post Baker she would like to work in real estate investments and finance.

douglas-m-weillDouglas M. Weill will be a speaker and a moderator at the 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference. Douglas is a Founding and Managing Partner at Hodes Weill and Associates, a boutique real estate advisory firm. Since its inception in 2009, Hodes Weill has been assisting global real estate players with institutional capital raising, transactions, co-investment, M&A, strategic and restructuring advice, valuation and fairness analysis. The firm recently was highly commended the ‘Capital Advisory Firm of the Year’ title at the inaugural PIE Europe Property awards

Prior to Hodes Weill, Douglas was Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he helped found the real estate private equity business known as REPFG in 2000. In 2008, he also assumed responsibility of co-managing the Real Estate Investments Group at Credit Suisse.

Douglas Weill graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell, and he currently serves on the advisory board for the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell.

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