With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City

On Tuesday of last week, to a packed audience at a conference in Riyadh, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced the conception of a new mega city to be built in Saudi Arabia. Neom, which means “New Future” is an ambitious attempt by the Kingdom to propel itself upon the world stage by creating… Continue Reading With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City

Sustainability in Industrial Real Estate

When Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” debuted in 2006, the concept of “sustainability” and “green” initiatives became more commonplace in both individual and corporate environments. The main idea behind it was that, as humans, we had a responsibility to care for our environment and minimize environmental damages. In real estate, the first concepts of renewable… Continue Reading Sustainability in Industrial Real Estate

One On One: WeWork

One on One with WeWork It is with great pleasure that the Baker Program in Real Estate and the Cornell Real Estate Council will host WeWork Vice Chairman, Michael Gross (SHA ’97) as the Morning Keynote Speaker at the 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference. To learn more about WeWork and the real estate industry,… Continue Reading One On One: WeWork

Richard Baker (SHA ’88) In Talks to Acquire Macy’s

Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co., of which Baker Program in Real Estate benefactor Richard Baker (SHA ’88) is Governor and Executive Chairman, is in preliminary discussions regarding a potential takeover of leading U.S. department store chain Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Many commentators and analysts… Continue Reading Richard Baker (SHA ’88) In Talks to Acquire Macy’s

A peek into the world of luxury hospitality with J Allen Smith

It was a pleasure hearing one of our speakers Mr. J. Allen Smith at the Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference in New York City on the 14th of October. Mr. Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels Ltd. He oversees the company’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and branded residences… Continue Reading A peek into the world of luxury hospitality with J Allen Smith

John Livingston, Co-Founder and CEO of AECOM Capital: A Developers Mindset

Last week at the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of hosting John Livingston, the Co-founder and Chief Executive for AECOM Capital. As shared by Mark Hughes, 2018 Baker Program student who had lunch with the speaker, “Mr. Livingston reminiscenced his experience of partaking in the transformation of Times Square… Continue Reading John Livingston, Co-Founder and CEO of AECOM Capital: A Developers Mindset

2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference Speaker: Adam Metz, Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group

Adam Metz, a veteran of real estate investing, is a co-chair for the 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference. Mr. Metz is the Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group. At Carlyle, he overlooks investments assets ranging across Asia, Europe and US, for its 10 funds. Prior to Carlyle, Mr.… Continue Reading 2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference Speaker: Adam Metz, Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group

2016 Summer Internships: Scott Guo – Exeter Property Group

For my summer internship, I wanted to learn how real estate investment managers could create alpha, or put in another way, beat the market. At Exeter Property Group, a fund shop based out of suburban Philadelphia, I was able to learn how one elite organization creates alpha by keeping the freshest pulse on the market,… Continue Reading 2016 Summer Internships: Scott Guo – Exeter Property Group