Real Property Markets Just Beyond the Horizon

Guidelines for real property ownership in new frontiers often develop as afterthoughts – reactive measures to adverse events rather than prescriptive ones – and this seems to be true even for the so-called “final frontier” of outer space.  Since the space race of the 1960’s and 70’s, little work has been done to advance the… Continue Reading Real Property Markets Just Beyond the Horizon

DSS Wrap-Up: Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88), Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking – M&A, Lazard

This past Thursday the Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of welcoming Cornell alumnus Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88) of Lazard, a global leader in merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services. Alan is a managing director of the real estate M&A group, a dynamic team that provides advisory services to a wide variety of… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Alan Riffkin (CALS ’88), Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking – M&A, Lazard

DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

On February 21, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Anpha Holdings and M.I.K. Corporation are leading luxury real estate development and consultancy firms based in Vietnam that have developed thousands of luxury… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google that is working with the city of Toronto in revitalizing 750 acres along the city’s Eastern Waterfront, made headlines this year. Controversy arose when questions surrounding data collection, privacy, and who owns the information collected in public began surfacing on the project, Sidewalk Toronto (Scola, 2018). This caused… Continue Reading SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

“Wicked” Problems and Real Estate Development

Real estate development occurring in the public domain often must grapple with the complicated perspectives of a variety of stakeholders. Practitioners must therefore be adept at addressing divergent values and priorities prudently and delivering results while simultaneously managing expectations. This article will examine one such recent scenario in the capital city of India. Indeed, over… Continue Reading “Wicked” Problems and Real Estate Development

Qatar Looks to Take Lead in US Real Estate Investments by Gulf Wealth Funds (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 4 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. While much of the news coming out of Qatar over the last few years has been its recent battle with its neighbors in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who established… Continue Reading Qatar Looks to Take Lead in US Real Estate Investments by Gulf Wealth Funds (6 mins)

The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

India’s economy is poised to leapfrog from its current seventh-place position to the third-largest economy in the world by 2027 with US$6 trillion gross domestic product according to a recent Morgan Stanley research paper. India’s e-commerce market has reached US$33 billion registering a 19.1 percent growth rate in 2016-2017, as per the recently-published Economic Survey 2018 by… Continue Reading The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 3 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. As the United States takes more of an “America First” approach towards foreign policy, China is looking to step in to the potential void left by the US as the dominant world… Continue Reading Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Grand Mosque Expansion Highlights Growth of Saudi Arabian Tourism Industry (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 2 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. Saudi Arabian crown prince Muhammad bin Salman is currently on a tour of the West meeting with leaders from France, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is his first solo… Continue Reading Grand Mosque Expansion Highlights Growth of Saudi Arabian Tourism Industry (6 mins)

Dharavi: When a Slum becomes a Goldmine (6 mins)

Mumbai is India’s financial and commercial capital, home to over 18.5 million people packed into just over 233 square miles (603 square kilometers).[1]  India has seen incredible growth in its GDP since the economic reforms of 1991, with economic growth often above 9% annually over the past 27 years.[2]  Because of this massive growth, Mumbai… Continue Reading Dharavi: When a Slum becomes a Goldmine (6 mins)