2018 Summer Internships: Jimin Won, ACRES Capital, LLC.

When I came to the Baker Program, I aimed to gain a better understanding of real estate finance to propel my capacity as a developer and entrepreneur. I chose to spend my summer at ACRES Capital due to its multi-asset approach, national coverage, and the leadership’s expertise in real estate valuation and risk assessment as… Continue Reading 2018 Summer Internships: Jimin Won, ACRES Capital, LLC.

2018 Summer Internships: Lera Covington, Albanese Organization, Inc. (4 min)

  I entered the Baker Program in Real Estate in 2017 as a career switcher.  Having cut my teeth in the financial services industry, I desired to pivot into a career in real estate development where I could create innovative projects with positive social impact.  I decided to intern with Albanese Organization, Inc. this summer… Continue Reading 2018 Summer Internships: Lera Covington, Albanese Organization, Inc. (4 min)

2018 Summer Internships: Ali Daye, SAS – Corporate Real Estate

The short nature of internships and the level of commitment required allows them to provide an opportunity to explore, unlike full-time jobs. This sense of wanting to branch out and explore something new is what I sought in my internship this summer. So, for my real estate internship, I decided to not work for a… Continue Reading 2018 Summer Internships: Ali Daye, SAS – Corporate Real Estate

DSS Wrap-up: Joe Levine ’02, Managing Partner – Mercer Street Partners (5 mins)

The week’s Distinguished Speaker Series marked another example of how this series highlights the power of a Cornell education and the many places it can take you. For this iteration of the series, The Baker Program welcomed back to campus Hotel School alum (SHA’02) Joseph Levine, who, since leaving Cornell, has gone onto cofound Mercer… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Joe Levine ’02, Managing Partner – Mercer Street Partners (5 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Daniel Zelson, Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development (5 mins)

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Baker Program of Real Estate had the privilege of hosting Daniel Zelson, (A&S ’88), for its Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS).  Dan is Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development.  Charter is a real estate investment, development, and leasing company that specializes in retail properties.  During his visit Dan… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Daniel Zelson, Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development (5 mins)

Treasure Island – San Francisco’s Green Response to the City’s Housing Crisis (6 mins)

For most of the 20th century, Treasure Island sat quietly on the San Francisco Bay despite its prominent location. Nestled between downtown San Francisco and Oakland, the man-made, 405-acre island is now home to one of the country’s largest redevelopment projects. Essentially the entire island, along with parts of neighboring Yerba Buena Island will be completely… Continue Reading Treasure Island – San Francisco’s Green Response to the City’s Housing Crisis (6 mins)

The dilemma of foreign capital chasing residential real estate in Vancouver and other gateway markets (8 mins)

The challenge of finding a home to buy in Vancouver can be hard to address. To address the housing crisis, the city recently implemented an annual tax on empty or under-utilized residential properties called the Empty Homes Tax. Properties deemed empty will be subject to a tax of 1% of the property’s assessed taxable value.[1]… Continue Reading The dilemma of foreign capital chasing residential real estate in Vancouver and other gateway markets (8 mins)