Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 4 – GuocoLand and the Far East Organization

Day 4 of the trek saw Baker students begin the morning with an in-depth tour of Singapore’s tallest building, Guoco Tower. First opened in 2017, the tower was developed by GuocoLand, one of Asia’s premier luxury developers. In addition to its location above the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, the property, known in Singapore as an… Continue Reading Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 4 – GuocoLand and the Far East Organization

Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 1: PGIM and the Marina Bay Sands

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate Class of 2020 kicked off its international trek in Singapore on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Singapore’s phenomenal urban transformation since its independence in 1965 has been internationally recognized as a case study in the advocacy for and potential of a strong, centrally planned and state-backed guidance of real… Continue Reading Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 1: PGIM and the Marina Bay Sands

2019 Summer Internship Series: Wilson Blum, Rialto Capital

This Summer I had the opportunity to join Rialto Capital as a Summer Associate.  Rialto was formed in 2007 by industry veteran Jeff Krasnoff as a subsidiary of Lennar, the nationally recognized homebuilder.  Krasnoff was previously president of LNR, another prior subsidiary of Lennar that was formed in the early 90’s to take advantage of… Continue Reading 2019 Summer Internship Series: Wilson Blum, Rialto Capital

D.S.S. Wrap-Up: Erica Henning ’96 (A&S), ’97 (MPA)

  This past Thursday, the Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) had the pleasure of welcoming Cornell alumna Erica Henning back to campus. After leaving Cornell in 1997 with a Bachelor’s in history and a Master’s degree in public administration, Erica held consultant and financial analyst positions in New York City while… Continue Reading D.S.S. Wrap-Up: Erica Henning ’96 (A&S), ’97 (MPA)

DSS Wrap-Up: Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88), Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking – M&A, Lazard

This past Thursday the Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of welcoming Cornell alumnus Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88) of Lazard, a global leader in merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services. Alan is a managing director of the real estate M&A group, a dynamic team that provides advisory services to a wide variety of… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88), Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking – M&A, Lazard

Seth Klarman, CAS ’79 – Keynote Speaker – 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

On October 19, 2018, the Cornell Real Estate Council (CREC) was pleased to welcome alumnus Seth Klarman (CAS ’79) to the 36th annual Cornell Real Estate Conference as the keynote speaker. Mr. Klarman is the CEO of The Baupost Group, a privately held investment management company with approximately $30 billion in assets. Mr. Klarman has… Continue Reading Seth Klarman, CAS ’79 – Keynote Speaker – 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

DSS Wrap-Up: Prashant Arul Raj (MPS RE ’00), Head of Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance

This past Thursday the Baker Program had the pleasure of welcoming back to campus Prashant Arul Raj, Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance at Guggenheim Partners. Prashant is a graduate (MPS RE ‘00) of the Cornell Real Estate Master’s program prior to its sponsorship by Richard Baker. Having been back on campus for the first… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Prashant Arul Raj (MPS RE ’00), Head of Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance