Paul Macpherson of Kerzner International Visits the Baker Program

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate cordially welcomes Paul Macpherson, Executive Vice President of Global Business and Real Estate Development of Kerzner International to the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. With over two decades of hospitality development experience, Macpherson brings a unique and significant skill set to the exclusive discussion. Macpherson began his post with Kerzner International 12… Continue Reading Paul Macpherson of Kerzner International Visits the Baker Program

Baker Program DSS, February 4, 2016: B. Kevin Thompson and Gwyneth Cote of Bell Partners

Since the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, multi-family residential properties have led the resurgence of the real estate market; however, some analysts are beginning to wonder how long this trend will continue. To discuss the current state of the multi-family residential market, the Baker Program in Real Estate is excited to welcome B. Kevin Thompson… Continue Reading Baker Program DSS, February 4, 2016: B. Kevin Thompson and Gwyneth Cote of Bell Partners

Cornell Hosts Ken Himmel ‘70, President and CEO of Related Urban

On Friday, January 29, when Ken Himmel (‘70), President and CEO of Related Urban, had the opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Hilton West Palm Beach – a project he had worked on for over 10 years – the CEO chose to speak at his alma mater instead. Himmel shared… Continue Reading Cornell Hosts Ken Himmel ‘70, President and CEO of Related Urban

Chinese Ghost Cities: Planning Ahead for More Urbanization?

In the world of urban development, there is perhaps no more interesting case study than the recent building boom in the People’s Republic of China. Over the past decade, China has literally built hundreds of new cities, many of them springing up seemingly overnight. It has been a building frenzy unmatched in all of human… Continue Reading Chinese Ghost Cities: Planning Ahead for More Urbanization?

Is Building Resiliency More Important Than Sustainability?

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. At the time, Manhattan had the largest collection of sustainably-designed buildings in the United States but still incurred $19 billion in storm-related damage. The juxtaposition of this poses the question, “How sustainable is a building that is not designed to be resilient?” Even the most… Continue Reading Is Building Resiliency More Important Than Sustainability?

Capital Impact Gives Great Insight into Lending Climate

Cornell’s 33rd Annual Real Estate Conference was held in NYC from Oct 15-16. The forum was highlighted by several panels of experts sharing industry insight with Baker students and conference attendees. Throughout the day, these panels opined on different trends affecting the markets and different asset classes. The Capital Impact Panel, in particular, noted the differences… Continue Reading Capital Impact Gives Great Insight into Lending Climate

Mark Fogel, President of ACRES Capital Speaks About Transitional-Asset Lending

In his October visit to Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, Mark Fogel sat down with the Cornell Real Estate Review to discuss the company he founded, ACRES Capital, and the broader market for mezzanine, and transitional-asset real estate lending.  Fogel brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, and as Chief Executive Officer and President… Continue Reading Mark Fogel, President of ACRES Capital Speaks About Transitional-Asset Lending

Recap of Capital Flows Discussion at the Cornell Real Estate Conference

Each year, the highlights of the annual Cornell Real Estate Conference are the featured speaker panels.  At the 2015 conference, held on October 15-16 in New York City, panel topics included Capital Flows, Trends in Multi-Family, and Energy Efficient Commercial Development.  The morning portion of the schedule was kicked off by an introductory discussion from… Continue Reading Recap of Capital Flows Discussion at the Cornell Real Estate Conference

NYC Conference Recap of Investment Strategies for Multifamily Real Estate

After the poignant discussion on market capital flows at the annual Cornell Real Estate Conference, a highly esteemed panel consisting of Joshua Eisenberg (Urban American), John Jacobsson (The Related Companies), William Macklowe (William Macklowe Company), and Jonathan Moore (The Brookfield Property Group) forged into uncovering the truths within New York City’s growing multifamily development market.… Continue Reading NYC Conference Recap of Investment Strategies for Multifamily Real Estate

Ben Bernstein ’06 Makes Moves in Brooklyn Residential & Commercial Market

Ben Bernstein is a name that is becoming increasingly familiar to the New York City real estate community at a rapid pace.  Bernstein currently serves as President and Co-Founder of RedSky Capital, an integrated real estate development and investment firm based in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York.  In this capacity, Bernstein oversees all… Continue Reading Ben Bernstein ’06 Makes Moves in Brooklyn Residential & Commercial Market