Real Estate At Cornell

Shake it Up: Agents of Change in Commercial Real Estate

Technology is changing the landscape of many industries, and real estate is no exception. As we head into 2017, it is apparent that real estate is impacted by the tremendous technological changes in building materials, e-commerce, crowd-funding, and online marketplaces; Airbnb anyone? The 2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference on October...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Alex Klatskin of Forsgate Industrial, The Importance of e-Commerce

The Distinguished Speaker Series of the Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of hosting Alex Klatskin, General Partner Forsgate Industrial Partners last Thursday, September 22. In his talk, Alex explained the industrial asset class’ significance driving value in the investment space. Raising funds for industrial projects was particularly...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: John T. Livingston, Chief Executive and co-founder of AECOM Capital

The Baker Program in Real Estate welcomes Mr. John T. Livingston, CEO of AECOM Capital, to this week’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Since its formation in 2013, AECOM Capital has invested in 14 projects with a total development value of 3.5 billion dollars. AECOM Capital is a subsidiary of AECOM...
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Finance & Investment

Ben Butcher: Strategy Behind STAG and Industrial REITs

Ben Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of STAG Industrial, visited the Baker Program in Real Estate last week as the next key leader offering students and faculty insights by way of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his time at STAG, Butcher has overseen the...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: STAG Industrial CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board Benjamin Butcher

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to showcase Benjamin Butcher as the next featured guest for the 2016-2017 series. Butcher has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial since 2010. Butcher has also served...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Disruption: Real Estate’s Hurdle

Disruption noun: 1. Forcible separation or division into parts; 2. A disrupted condition; 3. Business. A radical change in an industry, business strategy, etc., especially involving the introduction of a new product or service that creates a new market. The future of digital innovation exists right now....
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Finance & Investment

The GICS Reclassification and its Implications For REITs

August 31, 2016.  This day has been highly anticipated by REIT professionals and investors alike since last year’s announcement that exchange-listed Equity REITs will be elevated into a separate headline sector in the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  In the future, the REIT Industry may look back on 2016...
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Real Estate At Cornell

2016 Summer Internships: Ana Kalugina – Hodes Weill

When I made the decision to pursue a Masters degree, the real estate industry was my primary focus. While going through the process, my greatest trepidation stemmed from my lack of experience in the industry. However, I know now that pursuing the Baker Program fit my purpose the best. Not only have...
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Finance & Investment

Brexit and Real Estate: Part 1 – Effects on UK-based Property Funds

Note: This is Part 1 of what will be a series of stories on the multitude of effects that the Brexit is having on global real estate markets now and in the future.  For Part 2 please click here. The most significant financial and economic news story so far in...
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Finance & Investment

The Fed and Real Estate – Beyond the June FOMC Meeting

Three years ago, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman  Ben Bernanke opened the proverbial Pandora’s box by discussing the U.S. Federal Reserve’s intent to taper its purchases of long-term maturity bonds and mortgage-backed securities. At the time, the United States economy had rebounded to the point where additional stimulus had become a crucial talking...
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