Joe LeVine and Ben Pfinsgraff: An Uncommon Vision Creating Community

On Thursday, February 13th, 2020, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the unique pleasure of hosting two speakers during the week’s Distinguished Speaker Series – Joe Levine and Ben Pfinsgraff. Levine is co-founder of Mercer Street Partners, a New York City-based value-add real estate investment firm, where he leads the acquisitions and asset… Continue Reading Joe LeVine and Ben Pfinsgraff: An Uncommon Vision Creating Community

WARREN DE HAAN, LENDING SAVANT, ON “EQ” AND “IQ”

This past Thursday, January 30th, 2020, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Warren de Haan of ACORE Capital. Mr. de Haan is a Managing Partner at ACORE, which he founded with his long-time partners Boyd Fellows, Chris Tokarski, and Stew Ward. De Haan is a storyteller with a knack for developing relationships and… Continue Reading WARREN DE HAAN, LENDING SAVANT, ON “EQ” AND “IQ”

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – Silver Tsunami

An afternoon panel at the Cornell Real Estate Conference moderated by Seth Singerman (Singerman Real Estate) offered an insightful discussion about the senior housing market and the prospects of new developments in the space.  Seth Singerman was joined by Mark Alexander (Atria Senior Living), Billy Butcher (KKR), Guy Geller (Grace Management), and Adam Kaplan (Solera… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – Silver Tsunami

Cornell Real Estate Review’s 2019 Industry Leader Award: Jonathan Gray

Since 2007, the editors of the Cornell Real Estate Review have annually recognized exceptional real estate professionals to receive the prestigious “Industry Leader Award.”  Recipients of this award are individuals who have made significant contributions to the global real estate industry while serving their community.  This year the award was presented to Jonathan Gray, President… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Review’s 2019 Industry Leader Award: Jonathan Gray

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – PropTech: The New Buzzword

On October 18, 2019, the Cornell Real Estate Council welcomed leading investors and operators in real estate technology — or “PropTech” — to the 37th annual Cornell Real Estate Conference.  The esteemed panel provided valuable insights into the exciting world of PropTech and the changing real estate environment in light of the ever-growing pervasiveness of… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – PropTech: The New Buzzword

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – The CEO’s Check-In

The theme of the 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference was “20/20: Hindsight and Foresight” and featured panelists who discussed the unfolding challenges, disruptions, and opportunities in commercial real estate as 2020 approaches. Opening remarks by the Cornell Real Estate Council’s Chairman Paul Rubacha, Co-Founder and Principal of Ashley Capital, and Board Member Lynn Zuckerman… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – The CEO’s Check-In

Middle-Tier Suburban Retail: A Southern Anomaly?

The mass population exodus to the suburbs in the 1950’s and 1960’s resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of new suburban homes across the country, and thus, the birth of the suburban shopping center. While suburban growth rates naturally varied by region, the Southeastern United States benefited from multiple factors which encouraged the… Continue Reading Middle-Tier Suburban Retail: A Southern Anomaly?

Construction Costs: On the Rise

The commercial real estate industry is currently riding the wave of the 11th year of its cycle, interest rates are continually getting cut, money is cheap to borrow, and cities are sprawling at a booming rate. With the recent appearance of traditional recessionary indicators, many cautiously optimistic professionals in the industry are wondering what may… Continue Reading Construction Costs: On the Rise

Student Housing in India – The Next Big Thing?

India, a country with one of the largest steadily growing economies in the world, is home to the second-largest student population pursuing post-secondary education.  The current gross enrollment ratio (GER) in post-secondary education is 26.3% (Ministry of Human Resource Development, 2019).  In addition, the Indian government has set a target to enroll 30% of the… Continue Reading Student Housing in India – The Next Big Thing?

2019 SUMMER INTERNSHIP SERIES: JOHN THOMPSON, FATHOM COMPANIES

This summer I had the opportunity to join Fathom Companies as a Development Associate. Fathom Companies is a real estate development, management, and investment company based in Portland, Maine. Though Jim Brady co-founded the company only recently in 2017, the combined hospitality management and development experience of its leadership extends far deeper.  For example, Jim’s… Continue Reading 2019 SUMMER INTERNSHIP SERIES: JOHN THOMPSON, FATHOM COMPANIES