The Need for Privatized Student Housing

In today’s hyper-competitive college application process, student housing is a focus for many institutions of higher learning.  The administrations and boards of trustees often believe that, by creating more attractive housing opportunities, they can improve their institution’s ability to attract and retain students and faculty residents.  College housing preferences have changed drastically as students are… Continue Reading The Need for Privatized Student Housing

Alternative Financing — Real Estate Crowdfunding

Online crowdfunding is a model that has become increasingly popular over the past decade.  Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by obtaining small amounts from individuals via the Internet. Several crowdfunding platforms exist and each one serves a different purpose.  Some of the most popular are:  Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdrise, Razzo,… Continue Reading Alternative Financing — Real Estate Crowdfunding

DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

On February 21, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Anpha Holdings and M.I.K. Corporation are leading luxury real estate development and consultancy firms based in Vietnam that have developed thousands of luxury… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Michael Dang MMH ‘07, President of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K. Corporation

DSS Wrap-up: Richard Latella, Executive Managing Director (Cushman & Wakefield)

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Richard Latella for his second time at the Distinguished Speaker Series.  Mr. Latella has had a long and industrious career at Cushman & Wakefield, which he joined in 1983 as a Senior Appraiser.  Today, he serves as an Executive Managing Director and leads the retail valuation… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Richard Latella, Executive Managing Director (Cushman & Wakefield)

DSS Wrap-Up: Seth Singerman (SHA ’99) CEO of Singerman Real Estate

On February 7th, 2019, the Baker Program welcomed Seth Singerman (SHA ’99) back to campus to present as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series. As a leader in real estate private equity, Seth has built a multi-billion-dollar firm on the principles of discipline and integrity. His firm, Singerman Real Estate is a value investor with… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Seth Singerman (SHA ’99) CEO of Singerman Real Estate

Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel.  Online sales are projected to grow by over $600 billion… Continue Reading Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

DSS Wrap-Up: Bruce Menin, Principal, Crescent Heights

On November 8, 2018, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Bruce Menin, Principal of Crescent Heights, to campus as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Crescent Heights is a vertically-integrated real estate firm that specializes in the development and operation of architecturally distinctive residential high-rises in gateway markets across the country.  After a… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Bruce Menin, Principal, Crescent Heights

Seth Klarman, CAS ’79 – Keynote Speaker – 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

On October 19, 2018, the Cornell Real Estate Council (CREC) was pleased to welcome alumnus Seth Klarman (CAS ’79) to the 36th annual Cornell Real Estate Conference as the keynote speaker. Mr. Klarman is the CEO of The Baupost Group, a privately held investment management company with approximately $30 billion in assets. Mr. Klarman has… Continue Reading Seth Klarman, CAS ’79 – Keynote Speaker – 36th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference