What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?

In 2017, Congress established a new community development program known as Opportunity Zones in order to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by… Continue Reading What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?

Qatar Looks to Take Lead in US Real Estate Investments by Gulf Wealth Funds (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 4 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. While much of the news coming out of Qatar over the last few years has been its recent battle with its neighbors in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who established… Continue Reading Qatar Looks to Take Lead in US Real Estate Investments by Gulf Wealth Funds (6 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Richard Baker (SHA ’88) Governor and Executive Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company

  Last week the Baker Program was honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and the namesake benefactor of the program, Richard Baker, on campus to meet with students in the Distinguished Speaker Series. As the final speaker for the class of 2018, Richard shared his remarkable entrepreneurial story and offered parting wisdom to the to the… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Richard Baker (SHA ’88) Governor and Executive Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company

Short-Term Rental Gain vs. Long-Term Affordability Pain (5 mins)

Just days after key committees on the Los Angeles City Council backed a new set of short-term home sharing regulations limiting such activity to primary residences and capping short-term rentals to 120 days per year, a report from the Office of the Comptroller of New York quantified the estimated impact of home sharing on New… Continue Reading Short-Term Rental Gain vs. Long-Term Affordability Pain (5 mins)

Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings (4 min)

Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings When Amazon Go launched earlier this year in Seattle, some customers reported an awkward feeling as they were leaving the store. This new shopping experience was so unfamiliar that it made some customers feel like they had just shoplifted or gotten their groceries for free but… Continue Reading Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings (4 min)

The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

India’s economy is poised to leapfrog from its current seventh-place position to the third-largest economy in the world by 2027 with US$6 trillion gross domestic product according to a recent Morgan Stanley research paper. India’s e-commerce market has reached US$33 billion registering a 19.1 percent growth rate in 2016-2017, as per the recently-published Economic Survey 2018 by… Continue Reading The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 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)