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

Government Officials’ Shortsighted Port Investment Hampers Industrial Market

Industrial real estate in the U.S. is booming.  Fueled by e-commerce companies such as Amazon, the industrial real estate sector is experiencing one of the longest and strongest expansions on record.  According to a report by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), the industrial sector just reached its 28th consecutive quarter of gain in net occupancy with… Continue Reading Government Officials’ Shortsighted Port Investment Hampers Industrial Market

Shifting Fundamentals Shaping Senior Living

Senior living – including senior apartments, retirement homes, and nursing homes – has been a growing area of interest among real estate students here in the Baker Program. With an aging generation of baby boomers and a healthy investment environment for pension funds, broad population demographics in the US seem poised to support growth in… Continue Reading Shifting Fundamentals Shaping Senior Living

Industrial Real Estate Impacts from a Flourishing Cannabis Market

On November 6, 2012, Colorado Amendment 64 was passed by initiative, thereby legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. Once Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the law into place, a brand-new industry was born: the cannabis industry. Since then, seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Naturally, industrial… Continue Reading Industrial Real Estate Impacts from a Flourishing Cannabis Market

Distinguished Speaker Series: Mark Fogel, Founder – ACRES Capital

  The new semester begins with a bang! Our first speaker for the Distinguished Speaker Series is Mark Fogel, founder of ACRES Capital, a debt fund headquartered in Long Island. Since, I had the pleasure of working in acquisitions with Mark over winter break, I look forward to my classmates getting a glimpse of his… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Mark Fogel, Founder – ACRES Capital

Summer Olympics 2028: The Route for Los Angeles to Earn the Gold Medal

With the IOC recently coming to agreement with Paris and Los Angeles to host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games respectively, the earnest work begins for each city to deliver on its promises. As both cities have the experience of hosting large sprawling city events almost annually – this will be each city’s third… Continue Reading Summer Olympics 2028: The Route for Los Angeles to Earn the Gold Medal

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Retail Centers

The electric vehicle market is experiencing massive growth, with the popularity of EVs such as the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf, and the Tesla leading the charge. While gas-powered cars rely on one of the hundreds of thousands of gas stations across the nation for refueling their cars, most EV drivers currently use the home… Continue Reading Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Retail Centers

Ms. Susan Dollinger: MD of Citibank and Inspirational Leader

On the 20th of April, 2017, we had the honor of hosting Ms. Susan Dollinger, Managing Director at Citibank, over a skype conversation for the Distinguished Speaker Series. Ms. Dollinger has stretched the boundaries to define success for women. Working for a large multinational corporation around the globe has made her an authority in the… Continue Reading Ms. Susan Dollinger: MD of Citibank and Inspirational Leader

Summer 2017: Internships for Baker Program 2018 Candidates

With the Spring 2017 Semester coming to a close, the 2018 candidates for the Baker Program in Real Estate have begun to see the fruits of their efforts in securing highly touted summer internships. These internships will solidify,  and grow the knowledge base of the candidates gained during their first 2 semesters in Ithaca. Currently,… Continue Reading Summer 2017: Internships for Baker Program 2018 Candidates

Emerging Technology: A Conversation with Daniel Rosenzweig of KettleSpace and Scott Trench of BiggerPockets

As an industry that has historically thrived primarily on building personal relationships, real estate has been relatively slow to embrace the technological boom brought forth from the internet. While companies such as Zillow and CoStar have helped make data more accessible to the masses, there has been a noticeable lack of innovation and creativity in… Continue Reading Emerging Technology: A Conversation with Daniel Rosenzweig of KettleSpace and Scott Trench of BiggerPockets