Alternative Financing — Real Estate Crowdfunding

Online crowdfunding is a model that has become increasingly popular over the past decade.  Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by obtaining small amounts from individuals via the Internet. Several crowdfunding platforms exist and each one serves a different purpose.  Some of the most popular are:  Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdrise, Razzo,… Continue Reading Alternative Financing — Real Estate Crowdfunding

DSS Wrap-up: David Philp (Cornell ’84) – Executive Vice President, Canyon Group

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed another Cornellian and stalwart of the hospitality industry, David Philp.  Today, after a long and industrious career in luxury development, Mr. Philp serves as the Executive Vice President of the Canyon Group.  The Canyon Group services the ultra-luxury boutique hospitality development market and is focused on… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: David Philp (Cornell ’84) – Executive Vice President, Canyon Group

Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Day Two

On the second day of their domestic trek to Los Angeles, first year Baker students visited three office to hotel conversions as well as a luxury apartment building.  The three hotels were owned and developed by Seaview Investors, LLC (Seaview), a California-based real estate investment management company owned by Robert (Bob) Alter (SHA ’73), the… Continue Reading Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Day Two

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

Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Orange County

The following series highlights various experiences from first year Baker Students’ winter trek to Los Angeles. Day 1 Tustin Legacy On the first day of the Baker Program’s Los Angeles trek, students visited Tustin Legacy, a 1600-acre development site that is among the largest undeveloped land tracts in Southern California.  This site was constructed and… Continue Reading Los Angeles Real Estate Trek: Orange County

DSS Wrap-up: Richard Latella, Executive Managing Director (Cushman & Wakefield)

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Richard Latella for his second time at the Distinguished Speaker Series.  Mr. Latella has had a long and industrious career at Cushman & Wakefield, which he joined in 1983 as a Senior Appraiser.  Today, he serves as an Executive Managing Director and leads the retail valuation… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Richard Latella, Executive Managing Director (Cushman & Wakefield)

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

Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

Developers and landlords are faced with a perennial issue: how can they more fully utilize their properties, particularly during lease-up? The period from building completion to stabilization, and any other period of considerable vacancy in a multi-tenant property, can be a challenging time for landlords. At the same time, consumer behavior is causing creative destruction… Continue Reading Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit