DSS Wrap-Up: Jim Dow, Head of Acquisitions, St. Bride’s Managers LLC

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed back Cornell alumnus Jim Dow (BA, Economics ‘91) for its Distinguished Speaker Series. Jim is an experienced real estate private equity executive with an extensive background in opportunistic real estate investment management. Jim began his career at Lehman Brothers in the early 90’s and has since… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Jim Dow, Head of Acquisitions, St. Bride’s Managers LLC

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

DSS Wrap-up: Julie Romey (Baker ’99), Senior Principal, Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.

This week, the Baker program in Real Estate welcomed back an alumna, Julie Romey (Class of 1999), for its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Julie is the Senior Principal at Keyser Marston Associates, Inc., and specializes in Affordable Housing Strategies, Programs, and Transactions.  Over the last two decades, she has built an expertise in the New Market… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Julie Romey (Baker ’99), Senior Principal, Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.

DSS Wrap-up: Matthew D. Shore (’00), Chief Investment Officer – DRA Advisors

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed back another alumnus of Cornell, Matthew Shore (Cornell ‘00), for its Distinguished Speaker Series. Matthew is the Chief Investment Officer at DRA Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in real estate investment and management services for institutional and private investors with over $11 billion in assets… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Matthew D. Shore (’00), Chief Investment Officer – DRA Advisors

DSS Wrap-Up: Barry DiRaimondo (MBA ’85), CEO of SteelWave LLC

On September 27, 2018, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Barry DiRaimondo, Chief Executive Officer of SteelWave LLC, to campus as part of the program’s Distinguished Speaker Series.  SteelWave is a full-service real estate manager, operator and investor headquartered outside of San Francisco, California.  SteelWave’s portfolio consists of approximately 12 million square feet… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Barry DiRaimondo (MBA ’85), CEO of SteelWave LLC

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

DSS Wrap-up: Joe Levine ’02, Managing Partner – Mercer Street Partners (5 mins)

The week’s Distinguished Speaker Series marked another example of how this series highlights the power of a Cornell education and the many places it can take you. For this iteration of the series, The Baker Program welcomed back to campus Hotel School alum (SHA’02) Joseph Levine, who, since leaving Cornell, has gone onto cofound Mercer… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Joe Levine ’02, Managing Partner – Mercer Street Partners (5 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Derek Olsen (Class of ’92), Senior Vice President with CHMWarnick (5 mins)

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, the Baker Program in Real Estate had the privilege of hosting Derek Olsen, Class of 1992, for its Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS).  Derek is a Senior Vice President with CHMWarnick (CHMW).  CHMW is a highly regarded hospitality asset manager and provider of owner advisory services.  Derek’s responsibilities include overseeing “financial… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Derek Olsen (Class of ’92), Senior Vice President with CHMWarnick (5 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Spencer Levy (IRL ’92), Americas Head of Research at CBRE (3 Mins)

  On Thursday, August 30th, 2018, the Baker Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series was honored to host its first speaker of the new school year, senior member of CBRE’s global research team and Americas Head of Research, Spencer Levy (ILR ’92).  In his position at CBRE, Spencer serves as the principal external spokesperson on real estate… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Spencer Levy (IRL ’92), Americas Head of Research at CBRE (3 Mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Richard Baker (SHA ’88) Governor and Executive Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company

  Last week the Baker Program was honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and the namesake benefactor of the program, Richard Baker, on campus to meet with students in the Distinguished Speaker Series. As the final speaker for the class of 2018, Richard shared his remarkable entrepreneurial story and offered parting wisdom to the to the… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Richard Baker (SHA ’88) Governor and Executive Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company