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Jim Tuman: Urban Retail Development

Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate was pleased to host Jim Tuman, Chief Development Officer of Grid Properties for its weekly Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, October 27th. Grid Properties is a developer, ...
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Aref H. Lahham: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Design

On the evening of October 20th, 2016, the Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Aref H. Lahham of Orion Capital Managers for the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. Aref was the first internationally based speaker ...
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New Luxury Condos in a Historic Landmark: Converting the Waldorf Astoria

For nearly a century, the Waldorf-Astoria has been the definition of luxury hospitality in New York City. Its lavish suites and ornate Art Deco architecture have made the hotel a longtime favorite of celebrities and ...
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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 ...
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Perspectives On Timber’s Re-Emergence as a Building Material

Public attention toward urban development naturally gravitates toward the tallest, biggest, and most prominent new fixtures in a city’s skyline.  However, equally as important, and certainly just as revered within real estate circles, are ...
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Railyard Rust to Glass & Steel: Baker Program’s Inaugural Trip to Vancouver, Part Two

“Why is Vancouver here?” Six-term Vancouver City Council Member Gordon Price queries the group of assembled Baker Real Estate students.  The group pauses, then a few hands raise. “Forestry?” “Fishing?” “Shipping?”  Bingo. Price perks up: ...
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