How Algorithms Will Threaten the American Dream

In commercial real estate the single-family housing market is often treated as a different industry entirely.  Indeed, transactions in single family housing are often conducted between non-sophisticated owners and, more often than not, the financial aspect of the transaction is just one of many factors influencing a prospective buyer’s decision.  Brokers often say a home… Continue Reading How Algorithms Will Threaten the American Dream

Real Property Markets Just Beyond the Horizon

Guidelines for real property ownership in new frontiers often develop as afterthoughts – reactive measures to adverse events rather than prescriptive ones – and this seems to be true even for the so-called “final frontier” of outer space.  Since the space race of the 1960’s and 70’s, little work has been done to advance the… Continue Reading Real Property Markets Just Beyond the Horizon

DSS Wrap-Up: Daniel Sax (BPRE ’12), Sensi Properties

Baker Program in Real Estate students were treated to an engaging and lively discussion led by Daniel Sax of Sensi Properties as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  Based in Toronto, Mr. Sax’s real estate investment portfolio is dedicated solely to properties which operate in the medical and recreational marijuana space.  Between manufacturing, procurement, warehousing,… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Daniel Sax (BPRE ’12), Sensi Properties

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

Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Orange County

The following series highlights various experiences from first year Baker Students’ winter trek to Los Angeles. Day 1 Tustin Legacy On the first day of the Baker Program’s Los Angeles trek, students visited Tustin Legacy, a 1600-acre development site that is among the largest undeveloped land tracts in Southern California.  This site was constructed and… Continue Reading Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Orange County

Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel.  Online sales are projected to grow by over $600 billion… Continue Reading Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

Developers and landlords are faced with a perennial issue: how can they more fully utilize their properties, particularly during lease-up? The period from building completion to stabilization, and any other period of considerable vacancy in a multi-tenant property, can be a challenging time for landlords. At the same time, consumer behavior is causing creative destruction… Continue Reading Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – How We Live, Work, and Play in 2028

The Cornell Real Estate Council’s 36th annual conference  took place in New York City on October 19th with a “focus on the future”. Of course, most trades invest heavily in predicting consumer behavior to varying degrees, but real estate professionals take a particularly sober interest in future trends because our products are inherently durable and… Continue Reading 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – How We Live, Work, and Play in 2028