Development

Aref H. Lahham: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Design

On the evening of October 20th, 2016, the Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Aref H. Lahham of Orion Capital Managers for the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. Aref was the first internationally based speaker to attend the event this semester. Headquartered in London, Orion Capital Partners has offices and...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jim Tuman Chief Development Officer Grid Properties

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to spotlight Jim Tuman as the next featured guest in its 2016-2017 Distinguished Speaker Series.  Jim is the Chief Development Officer for Grid Properties Inc., a developer, owner, and operator of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in historically and culturally...
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Real Estate At Cornell

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...
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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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Real Estate At Cornell

Class of 2016 Career Beginnings: Jason Spencer

The Baker Program in Real Estate is known for its ability to help students transition into a real estate career from all types of industries. Jason Spencer, a Baker alum, is a great example of a student transitioning from a technical field into a traditional development role. Jason came...
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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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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: Forest City Ratner, Senior VP Kate Bicknell

Within the Cornell real estate community, few development projects have been as eagerly anticipated as Cornell’s new Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island. This campus promises to be a connective hub, where students and tech professionals come together to explore and refine new technologies and ideas. At the center of...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Jeremy Thomas to Discuss Cornell Real Estate at This Week’s Distinguished Speaker Series

As a land grant institution, the success of Cornell University has been intricately linked to real estate since the school’s very inception. With a central campus comprising 745 acres, and a total of 11,000 acres in Tompkins County alone, managing Cornell’s vast real estate portfolio is no small task....
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