Finance & Investment

Mark Fogel, President of ACRES Capital Speaks About Transitional-Asset Lending

In his October visit to Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, Mark Fogel sat down with the Cornell Real Estate Review to discuss the company he founded, ACRES Capital, and the broader market for mezzanine, and transitional-asset real estate lending.  Fogel brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience,...
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NYC Conference Recap of Investment Strategies for Multifamily Real Estate

After the poignant discussion on market capital flows at the annual Cornell Real Estate Conference, a highly esteemed panel consisting of Joshua Eisenberg (Urban American), John Jacobsson (The Related Companies), William Macklowe (William Macklowe Company), and Jonathan Moore (The Brookfield Property Group) forged into uncovering the truths within New...
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Ben Bernstein ’06 Makes Moves in Brooklyn Residential & Commercial Market

Ben Bernstein is a name that is becoming increasingly familiar to the New York City real estate community at a rapid pace.  Bernstein currently serves as President and Co-Founder of RedSky Capital, an integrated real estate development and investment firm based in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York. ...
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Marriott Buying Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Largest Hotel Merger

As the week began this morning, the business world and indeed the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration were hit with the surprise news that Marriott International Inc. has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. in a deal valued at $12.2 billion.  The deal creates the...
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Paramount Lodging Advisors Founder Sanjeev Misra ’98 Visits Baker Program

On Thursday, November 19, the Baker Program cordially welcomes back to campus Sanjeev Misra to its Distinguished Speaker Series. Sanjeev is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) in 1998, and he received a Master of Business Administration degree from Ross School of Business at...
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Who’s Buying Greece? Investors Flock to Luxury Real Estate Bargains

With Greece facing continued liquidity pressure, what happens to its famed islands and real estate? Since the credit crisis found its way to European shores, non-exporting nations participating in the Eurozone like Greece have had difficult times. Many chose austerity to bring their bottom line in phase with GDP growth...
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Imran Ahmed, Executive Managing Director at CBRE Capital Markets to Address Baker Students

Imran Ahmed, Executive Managing Director at CBRE Capital Markets will be addressing Baker students on February 19th for the program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. Ahmed brings with him an extensive background in real estate finance and investments, having been involved in over $100 billion of transaction activity with extensive...
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Deal-Making Fundamentals & Insights Shared by Real Estate Leaders

“There’s never been a bad day with that team,” remarked Stephen Furnary, in reference to a $5.5 billion industrial portfolio and team he had acquired from Trammel Crow Company as Chairman and CEO of Clarion Partners. Clarion had no previous industrial properties, but with one big deal, they had...
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Jacob Vallo ’99 on Social and Economic Development-Based Investing: DSS Speaker Series

The Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to welcome Jacob Vallo (Baker ’99) to campus on October 16th.  After over 15 years in the real estate industry, Vallo, a Cornell Program in Real Estate graduate and advisory board member, has launched a new firm called...
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Fall Course Spotlight: Economics and Financing of Neighborhood Preservation and Conservation

Economic, ecological and social responsibility are three fundamental aspects of sustainable development. Several Baker Program in Real Estate students are expanding their knowledge in these areas this semester in the elective course Economics and Financing of Neighborhood Preservation and Conservation. This course is led by Nathanial Guest (M.A. ’12)...
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