Development

Is Digital the Next Vertical? Impact of Smart Cities on Real Estate

In the next decade, Smart Cities are likely to have a transformative impact on the way that we live, work, and play. With a projected cumulative global spend of $1.5 trillion on Smart City technologies by 2020 (Frost & Sullivan), implications will be felt across geographies and industries. Central...
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CREF’s Annual WX Panel Discussion Addresses Industry Trends, Advice for Future Female Leaders

By Kelsey Padgham The Cornell community warmly welcomed five accomplished female leaders in the real estate industry for the annual WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate Panel Discussion on Thursday evening, hosted by the Center for Real Estate Finance. Members of Cornell Real Estate Women (CREW) assisted...
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Lou Marquet: The Psychology Behind Development and New Urbanism

On Thursday, February 16th, the Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Lou Marquet, Principal at Leyland Alliance, during the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. Lou has over forty years of real estate related experience, from his time in youth as a carpenter, to his present-day development of large scale, mixed-use projects....
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Real Estate At Cornell

Dallas, Texas: Day Three, Afternoon

From January 18-21, 2017, the Baker Program in Real Estate Class of 2018 visited Dallas, Texas to participate in their domestic intersession trek. The purpose of these treks is to expose Baker students to real estate markets with diverse characteristics, particularly those that are in contrast to our familiar...
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How will Trump’s Policies Affect Construction Labor?

With the inauguration of a new U.S. President, there is guaranteed to be some uncertainty about the future. Ironically, for a man who made his fortune as a real estate developer, Donald Trump’s presidency is creating considerable uncertainty within the construction industry. Image credit: Gerald Lau via Compfight Labor...
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Lou Marquet, Principal at Leyland Alliance

The Baker Program in Real Estate is excited to welcome Lou Marquet this Thursday evening to speak to students as a Distinguished Speaker. Mr. Marquet is a Principal at Leyland Alliance, heading its talented design and development team. He has been instrumental in setting new standards for construction innovation...
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Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky: “The Ace Assembler”

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of welcoming Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky Capital and RedSky Management, to campus as our first Distinguished Speaker of 2017. Ben graciously shared some of the lessons that he’s learned since launching RedSky with fellow Cornell alum...
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Fidel has Passed on, Now What for Cuba and Hospitality? (Part One)

With the death of Fidel Castro, Cuba has the opportunity for a fully invested relationship with the United States. Obviously, this projected relationship depends on the policies ushered forward jointly between Raul Castro and President Donald Trump, along with the current Republican dominated U.S. Congress. For fifty years, no...
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