2015 Distinguished Speaker Series Kicks Off With Brad Thomas

The Baker Program in Real Estate is proud to begin its 2015-16 Distinguished Speaker Series with Brad Thomas. Thomas currently writes the Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter in addition to a  weekly column on REITs for Forbes.com and Forbes magazine. In addition, Thomas publishes several articles per week on Seeking Alpha, the largest financial commentary website… Continue Reading 2015 Distinguished Speaker Series Kicks Off With Brad Thomas

Darin Buchalter of Navigant Consulting Joins Students April 21st

The Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to welcome Darin L. Buchalter, Managing Director and head of the Real Estate practice at Navigant Consulting for the Distinguished Speaker Series talk on April 21st. In his role as the Americas practice leader of the Global Construction practice, Buchalter provides expertise in financial, operational, organizational, and… Continue Reading Darin Buchalter of Navigant Consulting Joins Students April 21st

Students Learn Asset Management Tools in New Course

Real estate asset managers fulfill an important role in portfolio managers as property managers. Successful asset managers provide decision-making support for owners and depending on the asset type and manager, can be deeply involved in the operation and long-term planning for the property. The School of Hotel Administration has developed a comprehensive new course, Hospitality… Continue Reading Students Learn Asset Management Tools in New Course

AREC Crew Goes to Boston for a Property Trek

An eleven-member group of the Cornell Associate Real Estate Club (AREC) went to Boston over the weekend of October 25th to visit several properties in various phases of development and speak with representatives and developers about the status and challenges of each project. Students visited the Avalon and Ava Somerville projects at Assembly Square by… Continue Reading AREC Crew Goes to Boston for a Property Trek

Brands, Customers, Community, Vision: The Gensler Approach

The Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to welcome Thomas Vecchione to campus for the Distinguished Speaker Series on November 6th at 4:30pm. Vecchione is Principal and Director of Real Estate Strategy at Gensler, and is currently serving as a member of Gensler’s firmwide Management Committee. His background in urban planning and architecture directs… Continue Reading Brands, Customers, Community, Vision: The Gensler Approach

Conference Recap: Spector and Rubenstein Lead Keynote Fireside Chat at Battery Gardens

The 32nd annual Cornell Real Estate Conference was held in New York City on Thursday and Friday October 9th and 10th 2014. The annual real estate conference offers current Cornell students, Cornell alumni and other real estate industry professionals an open forum to discuss trends in the industry and an opportunity to network. This year’s… Continue Reading Conference Recap: Spector and Rubenstein Lead Keynote Fireside Chat at Battery Gardens

Baker Program Welcomes David Doupe of JLL for Distinguished Speaker Series on October 23, 2014

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” (Henry Ford). This is the motto to live by proclaims David Doupe (BS ’78) of Jones Lang LaSalle, who has built his career on molding and cultivating successful relationships within the real estate industry. Doupe is the International Director of the firm’s… Continue Reading Baker Program Welcomes David Doupe of JLL for Distinguished Speaker Series on October 23, 2014

Developer John Novarr on Collegetown Terrace, DSS Speaker Series

Baker students had the pleasure of hearing from Ithaca-based developer John Novarr on Thursday, September 18th, and learned from his experiences in planning, assembling, and executing one of the largest student housing projects in the country in recent years: Collegetown Terrace, at the base of lower Collegetown in Ithaca, NY. Novarr heads-up a development partnership… Continue Reading Developer John Novarr on Collegetown Terrace, DSS Speaker Series