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

DSS Wrap-Up: Barry DiRaimondo (MBA ’85), CEO of SteelWave LLC

On September 27, 2018, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Barry DiRaimondo, Chief Executive Officer of SteelWave LLC, to campus as part of the program’s Distinguished Speaker Series.  SteelWave is a full-service real estate manager, operator and investor headquartered outside of San Francisco, California.  SteelWave’s portfolio consists of approximately 12 million square feet… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Barry DiRaimondo (MBA ’85), CEO of SteelWave LLC

DSS Wrap-up: Spencer Levy (IRL ’92), Americas Head of Research at CBRE (3 Mins)

  On Thursday, August 30th, 2018, the Baker Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series was honored to host its first speaker of the new school year, senior member of CBRE’s global research team and Americas Head of Research, Spencer Levy (ILR ’92).  In his position at CBRE, Spencer serves as the principal external spokesperson on real estate… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Spencer Levy (IRL ’92), Americas Head of Research at CBRE (3 Mins)

DSS Wrap-Up: Douglas Gottschalk of EY (3 mins)

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate was pleased to welcome Douglas Gottschalk, the U.S. head of corporate real estate at EY, to our Distinguished Speaker Series on March 22. Mr. Gottschalk shared his unique perspective on real estate consulting for corporate clients and all in attendance were treated to a lively discussion, full of both… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Douglas Gottschalk of EY (3 mins)

DSS Wrap-Up: Joshua Eisenberg, Executive Vice President and Co-General Counsel of Urban American (3 mins)

Last week, the Baker Program in Real Estate had the special honor of welcoming alumnus Mr. Joshua Eisenberg to speak at the weekly Cornell Real Estate Distinguished Speaker Series.  Mr. Eisenberg is an Executive Vice President and Co-General Counsel of Urban American Management, a real estate investment and management firm of multifamily properties in the… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Joshua Eisenberg, Executive Vice President and Co-General Counsel of Urban American (3 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Dennis Kessler, Co-Founder of Kessler Restaurants (4 mins)

  Last week the Baker Program was honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and restaurateur, Dennis Kessler, on campus to meet with students in the Distinguished Speaker Series. Dennis co-founded Kessler Restaurants LLC in 1975 with his brother and is a passionate philanthropist and business leader the greater Rochester community. Over the last 30 years, Kessler… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Dennis Kessler, Co-Founder of Kessler Restaurants (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Tammy Jones, Founder of Basis Investment Group (4 mins)

Last week the Baker Program had the pleasure to welcome an extremely accomplished Cornell alumna to the Distinguished Speaker Series. Tammy Jones is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office of Basis Investment Group, an investment management company located in New York City. Tammy graduated from Cornell with a bachelor’s in economics, and then went on… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Tammy Jones, Founder of Basis Investment Group (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Nick Lembo and Kirk Goodrich of Monadnock (4 mins)

Real estate development is a field ripe with innovation and potential for impact.  On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Baker Program of Real Estate hosted two guests for the Distinguished Speakers Series that exemplify both of these qualities: Nick Lembo, Founder and Chairman of Monadnock Construction, Inc. and Kirk Goodrich, Vice President and Director of… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Nick Lembo and Kirk Goodrich of Monadnock (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Paul MacPherson Returns to Ready Students for Dubai Trek

Last Thursday, Paul MacPherson returned to Cornell for his second time as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Paul is the Executive Vice President of Global Business and Real Estate Development of Kerzner International in Dubai. He has lived in Dubai for 12 years and his visit was in anticipation of the Second-year Baker student’s international… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Paul MacPherson Returns to Ready Students for Dubai Trek