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: Richard Baker (SHA ’88) Governor and Executive Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company

  Last week the Baker Program was honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and the namesake benefactor of the program, Richard Baker, on campus to meet with students in the Distinguished Speaker Series. As the final speaker for the class of 2018, Richard shared his remarkable entrepreneurial story and offered parting wisdom to the to the… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Richard Baker (SHA ’88) Governor and Executive Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company

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: Martin Stern, CBRE Senior Managing Director

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate was honored to have Martin Stern of CBRE as a featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on November 9, 2017.  A Cornell alumnus (ENG ’68), Martin Stern serves as the Senior Managing Director of CBRE Chicago’s the Real Estate Advisory Services Group as he utilizes his background in… Continue Reading DSS Wrap Up: Martin Stern, CBRE Senior Managing Director

Cornell Real Estate Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas R. Arnold, Deputy Global Head & Head of Americas-RE, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Every year New York City hosts the Cornell Real Estate Council’s annual conference, bringing together esteemed professionals to discuss some of the most important issues within our industry. This year is no different, where the topic will be Mega Trends. To discuss the topic of Mega Trends affecting real estate, the Cornell Real Estate Council… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas R. Arnold, Deputy Global Head & Head of Americas-RE, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Distinguished Speaker Series: Meir Cohen, Cohen Equities

By Dustin Dunham Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is honored to welcome Meir Cohen, CEO of Cohen Equities, as the next featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on September 7, 2017. Cohen Equities is an institutional quality real estate investment platform with an exceptional track record of opportunistic acquisitions. Under Mr. Cohen’s leadership,… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Meir Cohen, Cohen Equities

Distinguished Speaker Series: Mark Fogel, Founder – ACRES Capital

  The new semester begins with a bang! Our first speaker for the Distinguished Speaker Series is Mark Fogel, founder of ACRES Capital, a debt fund headquartered in Long Island. Since, I had the pleasure of working in acquisitions with Mark over winter break, I look forward to my classmates getting a glimpse of his… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Mark Fogel, Founder – ACRES Capital

Distinguished Speaker Series: Michael Gross, Vice Chairman of WeWork

The Cornell Baker Program is delighted to welcome Michael Gross, Vice Chairman of WeWork, back to Cornell to wrap up our Distinguished Speaker Series for the year. Founded in 2010, WeWork has quickly become a widely-recognized entity in the real estate industry and is on pace to become the fastest-growing lessee of new space in… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Michael Gross, Vice Chairman of WeWork

Distinguished Speaker Series: Steve Benjamin, Managing Partner of Stromiga Real Estate Development

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is honored to showcase Steve Benjamin of Stromiga Real Estate Development as the next featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on April 27, 2017.  Now in its second generation of family leadership, Stromiga Inc. develops and manages a portfolio of properties in Western Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan), California, and Arizona. Stromiga’s portfolio… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Steve Benjamin, Managing Partner of Stromiga Real Estate Development