DSS Wrap-Up: Mark Fogel, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACRES Capital

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Mark Fogel, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ACRES Capital, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Mr. Fogel has more than twenty years of experience in commercial real estate finance, with a focus on providing debt and equity solutions for transitional,… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Mark Fogel, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACRES Capital

D.S.S. Wrap-Up: Erica Henning ’96 (A&S), ’97 (MPA)

  This past Thursday, the Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) had the pleasure of welcoming Cornell alumna Erica Henning back to campus. After leaving Cornell in 1997 with a Bachelor’s in history and a Master’s degree in public administration, Erica held consultant and financial analyst positions in New York City while… Continue Reading D.S.S. Wrap-Up: Erica Henning ’96 (A&S), ’97 (MPA)

How Algorithms Will Threaten the American Dream

In commercial real estate the single-family housing market is often treated as a different industry entirely.  Indeed, transactions in single family housing are often conducted between non-sophisticated owners and, more often than not, the financial aspect of the transaction is just one of many factors influencing a prospective buyer’s decision.  Brokers often say a home… Continue Reading How Algorithms Will Threaten the American Dream

DSS WRAP-UP: DARIEN WRIGHT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT BROOKWOOD HOTELS

On Thursday, April 11th, Darien Wright joined Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate to lead an insightful discussion on extended stay hotels.  Mr. Wright began his tenure with Brookfield Property Partners in November of 2017 as Vice President of Asset Management and in February of 2018 ascended to his new role as the Chief Operating… Continue Reading DSS WRAP-UP: DARIEN WRIGHT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT BROOKWOOD HOTELS

DSS Wrap-Up: Karl Mistry (’04), Group President at Toll Brothers

On Thursday, March 7, Karl Mistry returned to Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate to deliver an insightful lecture about an oft-ignored topic in professional real estate: single-family home building. Mr. Mistry, who graduated from the program in 2004, has recently attained the title of Group President for the Virginia and Maryland regions of Toll… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Karl Mistry (’04), Group President at Toll Brothers

Kenneth Himmel (SHA ’70) Honored with the 2018 Industry Leader Award at the 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

Each year at the Cornell University Real Estate Conference in New York City, the editors of the Cornell Real Estate Review honor a leader who has made a demonstrable impact on the real estate industry at a global scale, as well as a service-minded contribution to society.  The 2018 recipient of the Industry Leader Award… Continue Reading Kenneth Himmel (SHA ’70) Honored with the 2018 Industry Leader Award at the 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – How We Live, Work, and Play in 2028

The Cornell Real Estate Council’s 36th annual conference  took place in New York City on October 19th with a “focus on the future”. Of course, most trades invest heavily in predicting consumer behavior to varying degrees, but real estate professionals take a particularly sober interest in future trends because our products are inherently durable and… Continue Reading 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – How We Live, Work, and Play in 2028

DSS Wrap-Up: Prashant Arul Raj (MPS RE ’00), Head of Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance

This past Thursday the Baker Program had the pleasure of welcoming back to campus Prashant Arul Raj, Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance at Guggenheim Partners. Prashant is a graduate (MPS RE ‘00) of the Cornell Real Estate Master’s program prior to its sponsorship by Richard Baker. Having been back on campus for the first… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Prashant Arul Raj (MPS RE ’00), Head of Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance