Distinguished Speaker Series: Andrew Benioff, Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC

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Paul Heydweiller

Paul Heydweiller is in the Baker Program’s Class of 2018 pursuing a development concentration. Paul interned with the Related Companies in Chicago, IL during Summer 2017, and he worked for six years for a boutique real estate valuation and advisory firm in Newport Beach, CA. Paul is a native of Rochester, NY and has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Andrew Benioff, Llenrock Group LLC

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to spotlight Andrew Benioff as the next featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on April 13, 2017.  Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC, a real estate investment banking and advisory firm, and a principal at Linden Lane Advisors, LLC, a value-added real estate investment firm. Llenrock Group, LLC is a real estate advisory and investment-banking firm that supports its clients in capitalizing commercial real estate projects between $5 million and $50 million. Llenrock’s specialties include capital placement and structured finance.

Andrew has 15 years’ experience in the operation and management of luxury hotels. He has held management and executive level positions at Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, Nikko Hotels International, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in the U.S., and a traditional Ryokan (Inn) in Atami, Japan. Prior to founding Llenrock Group, Andrew previously served as managing partner and head of the hospitality and leisure finance group at a Philadelphia-based real estate investment-banking company. In less than three years, he helped increase the firm’s yearly transaction volume from $200M to more than $800M while also leading an extensive restructuring and rebranding of the firm.Author of numerous articles, Mr. Benioff has discussed real estate finance in the pages of Scotsman’s Guide, Hotel Business, Hotel Real Estate, and the Cornell Real Estate Review. He has appeared as a guest speaker for the real estate programs of Cornell University, Villanova University, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and Temple University, and has served as a panelist or moderator at numerous national real estate conferences.

Mr. Benioff is co-chairman of the Philadelphia chapter of the Cornell Real Estate Council and is Founder and Chairman of the Philadelphia Real Estate Council. He serves on the Philadelphia regional board for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Andrew Benioff received his M.B.A. with a focus on Finance and Real Estate from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and holds a B.A. from Connecticut College. The students and faculty of the Baker Program are excited to welcome Andrew back to the Cornell campus.

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