What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?

In 2017, Congress established a new community development program known as Opportunity Zones in order to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by… Continue Reading What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?

How FASB’s New Guidance on Lease Accounting Will Affect Co-Working Companies (4 mins)

Beginning December 15th, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) issued in February 2016 will go into effect, requiring organizations that lease assets to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The ASU will take effect for public companies for… Continue Reading How FASB’s New Guidance on Lease Accounting Will Affect Co-Working Companies (4 mins)

The Impact of Assault-Style Weapons Bans on Retail Real Estate (5 mins)

In response to the events from last month and the proposed measures in Congress, some retail giants have already put their own store policy reforms into place. Earlier this month, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell military-style semi-automatic rifles or high-capacity magazines and it will require customers to be at least… Continue Reading The Impact of Assault-Style Weapons Bans on Retail Real Estate (5 mins)

The Future of the Big-Box Industry with E-Commerce

        As many retailers continue to face reduced sales and store closures due to Amazon and other e-commerce alternatives, several of the big box names are pushing back with a combined tactic of partnering with Google, closing down and converting underperforming stores into distribution fulfillment centers, and focusing on growing stores near… Continue Reading The Future of the Big-Box Industry with E-Commerce

Creative Reuse: How Developers Can Take Advantage of Excess Retail Parking Space

As driverless cars begin to hit the market and ride share services such as Uber and Lyft continue to thrive in the majority of US cities, developers are beginning to reconsider the parking lot landscape in the multifamily, office, and retail arenas. This shift can be seen even more in retail, however, due to its… Continue Reading Creative Reuse: How Developers Can Take Advantage of Excess Retail Parking Space

Richard Baker, Hudson’s Bay Executive Chairman, and Laura Pomerantz, Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Accounts: Cornell Real Estate Conference How and Where We Shop Discussion Speakers

The 35th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference is pleased to feature Richard Baker (SHA ’88), Executive Chairman of Hudson’s Bay, and Laura Pomerantz, Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Accounts of Cushman & Wakefield, as part of the How and Where We Shop Discussion. This discussion will examine where the current shift from brick and… Continue Reading Richard Baker, Hudson’s Bay Executive Chairman, and Laura Pomerantz, Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Accounts: Cornell Real Estate Conference How and Where We Shop Discussion Speakers

2nd Annual Titans of Real Estate: Richard Baker (SHA ’88)

Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance is pleased to feature Richard Baker (SHA ’88) as this year’s moderator for the 2nd Annual Titans of Real Estate conference. Mr. Baker has served as Hudson’s Bay Company’s Governor since 2008, and also currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Company. Prior to his current role, Mr. Baker… Continue Reading 2nd Annual Titans of Real Estate: Richard Baker (SHA ’88)

WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: J.P. Morgan Chase Global Real Assets Tactical Direct Investments Analyst Amy Yao

WX, in association with the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance, Cornell Real Estate Women, and Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, presents WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate Panel Discussion.  WX is an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York. WX’s diverse membership includes… Continue Reading WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: J.P. Morgan Chase Global Real Assets Tactical Direct Investments Analyst Amy Yao

WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate: Tishman Speyer Project Executive Ana Bertuna by Kelsey Padgham

Kelsey Padgham: WX, in association with the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance, Cornell Real Estate Women, and Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, presents WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate Panel Discussion. WX is an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York. WX’s diverse membership… Continue Reading WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate: Tishman Speyer Project Executive Ana Bertuna by Kelsey Padgham