Solar Development: Projections and Trends for the 2020’s

The past decade proved to be an extremely volatile one for the solar industry in the United States. The outlook on the industry in 2010 anticipated high growth as it looked towards 2020, as advances in solar module efficiencies resulted in continuously declining costs. MIT research found that solar module costs fell by 97% from… Continue Reading Solar Development: Projections and Trends for the 2020’s

Baker Program Miami Trek Visit: Oppenheim Architecture

The first stop of the Cornell Baker Program’s Class of 2021 Miami Trek was a visit to the office of Chad Oppenheim, Principal and Lead Designer of Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture.  The class gathered in the mezzanine conference room inside Oppenheim’s Miami office located in the famous Design District.  The building itself is covered in greenery… Continue Reading Baker Program Miami Trek Visit: Oppenheim Architecture

Joe LeVine and Ben Pfinsgraff: An Uncommon Vision Creating Community

On Thursday, February 13th, 2020, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the unique pleasure of hosting two speakers during the week’s Distinguished Speaker Series – Joe Levine and Ben Pfinsgraff. Levine is co-founder of Mercer Street Partners, a New York City-based value-add real estate investment firm, where he leads the acquisitions and asset… Continue Reading Joe LeVine and Ben Pfinsgraff: An Uncommon Vision Creating Community

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – The CEO’s Check-In

The theme of the 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference was “20/20: Hindsight and Foresight” and featured panelists who discussed the unfolding challenges, disruptions, and opportunities in commercial real estate as 2020 approaches. Opening remarks by the Cornell Real Estate Council’s Chairman Paul Rubacha, Co-Founder and Principal of Ashley Capital, and Board Member Lynn Zuckerman… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – The CEO’s Check-In

Middle-Tier Suburban Retail: A Southern Anomaly?

The mass population exodus to the suburbs in the 1950’s and 1960’s resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of new suburban homes across the country, and thus, the birth of the suburban shopping center. While suburban growth rates naturally varied by region, the Southeastern United States benefited from multiple factors which encouraged the… Continue Reading Middle-Tier Suburban Retail: A Southern Anomaly?

Construction Costs: On the Rise

The commercial real estate industry is currently riding the wave of the 11th year of its cycle, interest rates are continually getting cut, money is cheap to borrow, and cities are sprawling at a booming rate. With the recent appearance of traditional recessionary indicators, many cautiously optimistic professionals in the industry are wondering what may… Continue Reading Construction Costs: On the Rise

DSS Wrap-Up: Matt Mitchell, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SteepRock Capital

  On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Cornell Alumnus Matt Mitchell (ILR ’97) back to campus as its featured speaker in the second Distinguished Speaker Series event of the Fall 2019 semester. Matt is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SteepRock Capital, a real estate investment firm based… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Matt Mitchell, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SteepRock Capital