Finance & Investment

Hospitality Mergers: Addressing the Changing Guest

Over the past year, the hospitality industry has witnessed the birth of a colossus. In the wake of the Marriott / Starwood merger, which recently received anti-trust approval in China, the hospitality industry has attempted to project what comes next. Many of the sentiments point to doomsday issues involving non-trivial concerns wrapped around...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Disruption: Real Estate’s Hurdle

Disruption noun: 1. Forcible separation or division into parts; 2. A disrupted condition; 3. Business. A radical change in an industry, business strategy, etc., especially involving the introduction of a new product or service that creates a new market. The future of digital innovation exists right now....
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Real Estate At Cornell

Tom Vecchione: Innovation and Technology Pressing Real Estate Design Forward

  On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Cornell alum Tom Vecchione took to the stage at the Cornell Baker Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series.  He did not disappoint as the semester’s inaugural guest. Throughout Tom’s lively discussion, he impressed on the students values within real estate development moving forward. As the...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: Gensler Director of Design and Work Place Strategy Thomas Vecchione

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series will receive a jumpstart from Thomas Vecchione as its initial featured guest for the 2016-2017 school year. Known as a dynamic design professional and orator, Tom will bring his vast experience and perspective, enlightening the graduate students. With a progressive...
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Finance & Investment

Brexit and Real Estate: Part 2 – Effects on US Capital Flows

Note: This is Part 2 of a series of stories on the multitude of effects that the Brexit is having on global real estate markets now and in the future. As mentioned in Part 1, the British public’s decision to terminate the U.K.’s membership in the European Union (EU),...
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Development

CREC Conference NYC Chapter: Looking Backward to Lead Forward – Caitlin Elliott

On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Cornell Real Estate Council (CREC), New York City Chapter congregated at the offices of First American Title for a panel discussion: Looking Backward to Lead Forward. Moderated by CREC-NYC Executive Board Member, Firas Turkmani (SHA ’14 and Associate at Ackman-Ziff), the Cornell community experienced a...
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Finance & Investment

The Fed and Real Estate – Beyond the June FOMC Meeting

Three years ago, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman  Ben Bernanke opened the proverbial Pandora’s box by discussing the U.S. Federal Reserve’s intent to taper its purchases of long-term maturity bonds and mortgage-backed securities. At the time, the United States economy had rebounded to the point where additional stimulus had become a crucial talking...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Real Estate At Cornell: Titans of New York

To round out the 2015-2016 academic year, Cornell’s Center for Real Estate and Finance and The Baker Program in Real Estate presented for students, alumni, and affiliates the “Titans of New York” on Friday, May 6 in New York City.  With Richard Baker ’88, Governor of Hudson’s Bay Company,...
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