DSS Wrap-up: Daniel Zelson, Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development (5 mins)

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Baker Program of Real Estate had the privilege of hosting Daniel Zelson, (A&S ’88), for its Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS).  Dan is Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development.  Charter is a real estate investment, development, and leasing company that specializes in retail properties.  During his visit Dan… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Daniel Zelson, Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development (5 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Alumni panel (5 mins)

The alumni panel for the Distinguished Speaker Series for 2018 had the following Cornell alumni talk to students about their success in the industry:   Jonathan Cohen ’10 Jonathan has been in the real estate and construction industry for over 12 years. As a builder, Jonathan has overseen over 400 million dollars of construction including, residential,… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Alumni panel (5 mins)

DSS Wrap-Up: Douglas Gottschalk of EY (3 mins)

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate was pleased to welcome Douglas Gottschalk, the U.S. head of corporate real estate at EY, to our Distinguished Speaker Series on March 22. Mr. Gottschalk shared his unique perspective on real estate consulting for corporate clients and all in attendance were treated to a lively discussion, full of both… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Douglas Gottschalk of EY (3 mins)

DSS Wrap-Up: Joshua Eisenberg, Executive Vice President and Co-General Counsel of Urban American (3 mins)

Last week, the Baker Program in Real Estate had the special honor of welcoming alumnus Mr. Joshua Eisenberg to speak at the weekly Cornell Real Estate Distinguished Speaker Series.  Mr. Eisenberg is an Executive Vice President and Co-General Counsel of Urban American Management, a real estate investment and management firm of multifamily properties in the… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Joshua Eisenberg, Executive Vice President and Co-General Counsel of Urban American (3 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Dennis Kessler, Co-Founder of Kessler Restaurants (4 mins)

  Last week the Baker Program was honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and restaurateur, Dennis Kessler, on campus to meet with students in the Distinguished Speaker Series. Dennis co-founded Kessler Restaurants LLC in 1975 with his brother and is a passionate philanthropist and business leader the greater Rochester community. Over the last 30 years, Kessler… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Dennis Kessler, Co-Founder of Kessler Restaurants (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Tammy Jones, Founder of Basis Investment Group (4 mins)

Last week the Baker Program had the pleasure to welcome an extremely accomplished Cornell alumna to the Distinguished Speaker Series. Tammy Jones is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office of Basis Investment Group, an investment management company located in New York City. Tammy graduated from Cornell with a bachelor’s in economics, and then went on… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Tammy Jones, Founder of Basis Investment Group (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Nick Lembo and Kirk Goodrich of Monadnock (4 mins)

Real estate development is a field ripe with innovation and potential for impact.  On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Baker Program of Real Estate hosted two guests for the Distinguished Speakers Series that exemplify both of these qualities: Nick Lembo, Founder and Chairman of Monadnock Construction, Inc. and Kirk Goodrich, Vice President and Director of… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Nick Lembo and Kirk Goodrich of Monadnock (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Paul MacPherson Returns to Ready Students for Dubai Trek

Last Thursday, Paul MacPherson returned to Cornell for his second time as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Paul is the Executive Vice President of Global Business and Real Estate Development of Kerzner International in Dubai. He has lived in Dubai for 12 years and his visit was in anticipation of the Second-year Baker student’s international… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Paul MacPherson Returns to Ready Students for Dubai Trek

DSS Wrap Up: Sylvia Melikian of MacFarlane Partners

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the distinct privilege of hosting Sylvia Melikian for the Thursday, October 19th installment of the Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS).  Ms. Melikian is a 1986 graduate of the Johnson School of Business.   She is currently a Principal at MacFarlane Partners where she is responsible for overseeing the real… Continue Reading DSS Wrap Up: Sylvia Melikian of MacFarlane Partners