Finance & Investment

Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr. Timothy J. Mayopoulos, the President and CEO of Fannie Mae

On February 9th, we have the distinct honor of hosting Mr. Tim J. Mayopoulos ’80, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fannie Mae for the distinguished speaker series. Tim started his career with investment banking and held positions with at Deutsche Bank, First Boston and Credit Suisse. He...
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Development

Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky: “The Ace Assembler”

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of welcoming Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky Capital and RedSky Management, to campus as our first Distinguished Speaker of 2017. Ben graciously shared some of the lessons that he’s learned since launching RedSky with fellow Cornell alum...
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Finance & Investment

Distinguished Speaker Series: Starwood Property Trust President and Managing Director Jeffrey DiModica

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Jeffrey DiModica as the next featured guest for the 2016-2017 series. DiModica has served as the President of Starwood Property Trust since 2014, and as a director of Starwood Property Trust since its inception in 2009....
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Development

Fidel has Passed on, Now What for Cuba and Hospitality? (Part One)

With the death of Fidel Castro, Cuba has the opportunity for a fully invested relationship with the United States. Obviously, this projected relationship depends on the policies ushered forward jointly between Raul Castro and President Donald Trump, along with the current Republican dominated U.S. Congress. For fifty years, no...
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Development

Songdo, Korea: Day 3

On December 19-22, 2016, Second-Year Baker students visited Seoul, South Korea to participate in the program’s inaugural intercontinental real estate trek.  Having completed an exciting, revised curriculum that highlights the importance of the global economy in real estate, the trip enabled students’ knowledge to come full circle in their...
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Seoul Korea: Day Two

With an exciting revised curriculum which highlights the importance of global real estate, second year Baker students participated in the first intercontinental real estate trek from December 19- 22, 2016. For this inaugural intercontinental trip, students visited South Korea. This highlights the second day of the trip, and is...
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Development

Seoul, Korea: Day One

On December 19-22, 2016, Second-Year Baker students visited Seoul, South Korea to participate in the program’s inaugural intercontinental real estate trek.  Having completed an exciting, revised curriculum that highlights the importance of the global economy in real estate, the trip enabled student’s knowledge to come full circle.  This article...
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Finance & Investment

US Real Estate Investment in post-Brexit Great Britain

Nearly seven months have passed since the United Kingdom’s June 23, 2016 vote to exit the European Union – a referendum commonly referred to as Brexit. The referendum has had wide-ranging economic consequences within the United Kingdom and throughout the global economy. Prior to the results of the June...
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Finance & Investment

Trump: Winner of Presidency, Loser of Luxury Brand?

Donald Trump, the 45th President-Elect of the United States, is a controversial man and has been his entire life. From “The Apprentice” to “Miss Universe”, Trump has always found his way into mainstream media and has been known as one of the foremost developers in New York. During his presidential...
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Finance & Investment

Where’s the Hospitality Sector Headed in 2017?

With the hotel and hospitality industry being a leading indicator for U.S. real estate, it is essential that forecasts for 2017 take a macro-level view from the perspective of the hotel sector. The following discussion comes from a presentation by Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels,...
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