Marriott vs. Anbang: Takeover Battle For Starwood Is Reaching Historic Proportions

After Offer From Anbang-Led Group Puts Marriott-Starwood Deal In Jeopardy, Marriott Answers Right Back Takeover battles capture the imagination of Wall Street and the investing public.  The relative rarity of their occurrence in the Real Estate and Hospitality sector only adds to the intrigue when they happen.  This most recently happened earlier this year with… Continue Reading Marriott vs. Anbang: Takeover Battle For Starwood Is Reaching Historic Proportions

Interview with Andrew Isikoff of the Silverfern Group

The Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series features many successful real estate practitioners who are also alumni of Cornell. The resulting ability to relate to current students experiences and subsequent knowledge of post-Cornell career paths make these individuals among the best who come to Baker. On February 18, the Baker Program’s signature Distinguished… Continue Reading Interview with Andrew Isikoff of the Silverfern Group

Home Price Indices, Sales and Economic Releases for February

United States economic data released the past week provided ups and downs for investors across all sectors, including key information for real estate in Q4 2015. The releases started on Tuesday, February 23 with Existing Homes Sales, then New Home Sales on Wednesday, and finished with GDP on Friday. On the whole, investors have reasons to be… Continue Reading Home Price Indices, Sales and Economic Releases for February

Capital Impact Gives Great Insight into Lending Climate

Cornell’s 33rd Annual Real Estate Conference was held in NYC from Oct 15-16. The forum was highlighted by several panels of experts sharing industry insight with Baker students and conference attendees. Throughout the day, these panels opined on different trends affecting the markets and different asset classes. The Capital Impact Panel, in particular, noted the differences… Continue Reading Capital Impact Gives Great Insight into Lending Climate

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, and as Chief Executive Officer and President… Continue Reading Mark Fogel, President of ACRES Capital Speaks About Transitional-Asset Lending

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 York City’s growing multifamily development market.… Continue Reading NYC Conference Recap of Investment Strategies for Multifamily Real Estate

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.  In this capacity, Bernstein oversees all… Continue Reading Ben Bernstein ’06 Makes Moves in Brooklyn Residential & Commercial Market

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 world’s largest hotel company and concludes… Continue Reading Marriott Buying Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Largest Hotel Merger