Is a Multi-branded Hotel the Right Option for You? Things to Consider Before Investing in a Multi-Branded Hotel Asset

Have you ever heard the phrase “kill two birds with one stone?”  If so, you are not alone.  The growing number of dual- and triple-branded hotels opening up across the U.S. suggests that many hospitality owners, developers and brands are expertly applying this logic to the lodging industry.  Dual- and triple-branded hotels, jointly referred to… Continue Reading Is a Multi-branded Hotel the Right Option for You? Things to Consider Before Investing in a Multi-Branded Hotel Asset

DSS Wrap-up: David Philp (Cornell ’84) – Executive Vice President, Canyon Group

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed another Cornellian and stalwart of the hospitality industry, David Philp.  Today, after a long and industrious career in luxury development, Mr. Philp serves as the Executive Vice President of the Canyon Group.  The Canyon Group services the ultra-luxury boutique hospitality development market and is focused on… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: David Philp (Cornell ’84) – Executive Vice President, Canyon Group

Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Day Two

On the second day of their domestic trek to Los Angeles, first year Baker students visited three office to hotel conversions as well as a luxury apartment building.  The three hotels were owned and developed by Seaview Investors, LLC (Seaview), a California-based real estate investment management company owned by Robert (Bob) Alter (SHA ’73), the… Continue Reading Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Day Two

DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

On February 21, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Anpha Holdings and M.I.K. Corporation are leading luxury real estate development and consultancy firms based in Vietnam that have developed thousands of luxury… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

Look Out for the Smart Hotel: The Hospitality Industry is On the Verge of Embracing the Internet of Things

From smart buildings to smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly shaping the way human beings interact with the built environment and various real estate asset classes. Implementing technology into the built environment now allows us to tailor the inhabitant experience and collect and analyze user data to make better decisions for efficiencies… Continue Reading Look Out for the Smart Hotel: The Hospitality Industry is On the Verge of Embracing the Internet of Things

The Rise of an Urban-Suburban

Come 2019, millennials are projected to overtake baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation (Fry, 2018).  It is imperative to understand how this shift will drive transformation of the built environment in the near future.  Key among millennials preferences, is that of a live-work-play triad characterized as a flexible lifestyle that is experiential in nature… Continue Reading The Rise of an Urban-Suburban

SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google that is working with the city of Toronto in revitalizing 750 acres along the city’s Eastern Waterfront, made headlines this year. Controversy arose when questions surrounding data collection, privacy, and who owns the information collected in public began surfacing on the project, Sidewalk Toronto (Scola, 2018). This caused… Continue Reading SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

Mass Timber is Ushering in a New Era of Wood Building

In recent years a small renaissance has taken place in North America regarding wood buildings, propelled by the emergence of “mass timber” construction.  The increased popularity of mass timber is allowing wood buildings to stretch new heights beyond traditional wood-frame construction, ushering in an era of high-rise wood buildings.  For example, the 18-story Brock Commons… Continue Reading Mass Timber is Ushering in a New Era of Wood Building

DSS Wrap-Up: Bruce Menin, Principal, Crescent Heights

On November 8, 2018, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Bruce Menin, Principal of Crescent Heights, to campus as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Crescent Heights is a vertically-integrated real estate firm that specializes in the development and operation of architecturally distinctive residential high-rises in gateway markets across the country.  After a… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Bruce Menin, Principal, Crescent Heights

Re-shaping the Built Environment for the Changing Landscapes of Shared Mobility

Among the many aspects of the sharing economy, perhaps none have the ability to influence the built environment as much as shared space and shared mobility. While shared accommodation and work spaces have allowed for an evolution of typologies that embrace large collaborative areas with smaller shared private areas, we have yet to see the… Continue Reading Re-shaping the Built Environment for the Changing Landscapes of Shared Mobility