Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate has the honor of hosting Richard A. Weidel III for this week’s Distinguished Speaker Series. In what hopes to be an annual event, Richard will participate in a Young Alumnus Panel facilitated by the Real Estate Review. Richard has the responsibility of Executive Vice President for Princeton Mortgage, Princeton Assurance, and Weidel Real Estate. Through these organizations Richard believes in creating value for people – thoughts, habits and skills – that allow them to take advantage of their gifts and be successful. As the steward of the previously mentioned companies, Richard focuses on the Company Purpose:

  • To foster an environment where motivated people can excel
  • Deliver wow experiences for their clients
  • Create scalable, predictable revenue growth; and
  • Operate the business efficiently.

Being of a select few to have both a undergraduate and masters degree from Cornell University, Richard completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics 2009 and Masters in Real Estate Finance (Baker Program in Real Estate) 2011. Richard initiated his real estate career with Goldman Sachs in New York, where he functioned in the Real Estate Financing and Mortgage Group within the Investment Banking Division. Richard’s responsibilities revolved around sourcing, origination, structuring, and securitization of over $5bn of mortgage originations.

Following Goldman Sachs, Richard joined one of the largest private real estate owners in Florida as Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management. Through his leadership, Richard spearheaded the successful turnaround of a 15-asset portfolio and the acquisition of additional shopping centers valued at approximately $200m through partnerships with several of the largest firms in institutional real estate.

In Richard’s return to campus, moderator Matthew R. Green MBA/Baker, Executive Editor of the Real Estate Review, will look to extract the wisdom Richard brings to the proverbial table. Please help us in welcoming Richard A. Weidel III back to Cornell University.

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