Development

Is Digital the Next Vertical? Impact of Smart Cities on Real Estate

In the next decade, Smart Cities are likely to have a transformative impact on the way that we live, work, and play. With a projected cumulative global spend of $1.5 trillion on Smart City technologies by 2020 (Frost & Sullivan), implications will be felt across geographies and industries. Central...
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Development

CREF’s Annual WX Panel Discussion Addresses Industry Trends, Advice for Future Female Leaders

By Kelsey Padgham The Cornell community warmly welcomed five accomplished female leaders in the real estate industry for the annual WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate Panel Discussion on Thursday evening, hosted by the Center for Real Estate Finance. Members of Cornell Real Estate Women (CREW) assisted...
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WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate: Susan Swanezy, Partner at Hodes Weill & Associates

We are privileged to host Ms. Susan Swanezy – Partner at Hodes Weill & Associates for the WX: New York Women in Real Estate Panel Discussion. Hodes Weill & Associates is a real estate advisory boutique with a focus on the investment and funds management industry. Founded in 2009,...
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WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: Ellen Brown – EVP of Acquisitions and Development, Denihan Hospitality

We would like to introduce another prolific panelist for the WX: New York Women in Real Estate Panel discussion, Ellen Brown. Ellen is the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for Denihan Hospitality and has been with the organization for over 19 years. Denihan Hospitality has been in...
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WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: J.P. Morgan Chase Global Real Assets Tactical Direct Investments Analyst Amy Yao

WX, in association with the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance, Cornell Real Estate Women, and Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, presents WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate Panel Discussion.  WX is an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in...
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Finance & Investment

WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: Fulcrum Hospitality Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Boyer

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration’s Center for Real Estate Finance (CREF) in conjunction with Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Cheryl Boyer (SHA ’87) as a guest for the 2017 WX Panel Discussion, a panel of women executives who will share their experiences...
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Finance & Investment

Mr. Timothy Mayopoulos: The Force Behind Fannie Mae’s Resurrection

It was a phenomenal experience to sit across from Tim Mayopoulos to gain his insights on Fannie Mae, the economy, and many other subjects. Our interview began with understanding his journey of helping to resurrect Fannie Mae into a resounding success. As with all great leaders, he gave the credit...
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Finance & Investment

Jeff DiModica: Strategy Behind Starwood Property Trust and Expectations for Starwood in the New Administration

Jeff DiModica, President of Starwood Property Trust, visited the Baker Program in Real Estate last week as the next key industry leader offering students and faculty insights by way of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his time at Starwood Property Trust both as President and a director, DiModica has...
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Finance & Investment

Richard Baker (SHA ’88) In Talks to Acquire Macy’s

Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co., of which Baker Program in Real Estate benefactor Richard Baker (SHA ’88) is Governor and Executive Chairman, is in preliminary discussions regarding a potential takeover of leading U.S. department store chain Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing “people familiar with...
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