Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

Developers and landlords are faced with a perennial issue: how can they more fully utilize their properties, particularly during lease-up? The period from building completion to stabilization, and any other period of considerable vacancy in a multi-tenant property, can be a challenging time for landlords. At the same time, consumer behavior is causing creative destruction… Continue Reading Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

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: 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

Is PUBLIC Hotel the Answer to Airbnb?

At a lodging conference in December 2016, Laura Paugh, Marriott International’s SVP of Investor Relations, remarked that Airbnb hasn’t “[made] headway in the corporate environment, which is really [Marriott’s] bread-and-butter business.”[i] This statement is reflective of the hospitality industry’s general stance on Airbnb: the platform hasn’t yet made a material impact because Airbnb does not… Continue Reading Is PUBLIC Hotel the Answer to Airbnb?

Cornell Real Estate Review

Author: Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate (Downloadable PDF) The PDF which can be downloaded to read at your leisure represents the efforts and sacrifices of the entire Real Estate Review editorial staff. However, none of this could be accomplished without the guidance of Dr. Michael Tomlan, Baker Program Director, Dustin C. Jones Esq., and… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Review

Summer 2017: Internships for Baker Program 2018 Candidates

With the Spring 2017 Semester coming to a close, the 2018 candidates for the Baker Program in Real Estate have begun to see the fruits of their efforts in securing highly touted summer internships. These internships will solidify,  and grow the knowledge base of the candidates gained during their first 2 semesters in Ithaca. Currently,… Continue Reading Summer 2017: Internships for Baker Program 2018 Candidates

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: Andrew Benioff, Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to spotlight Andrew Benioff as the next featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on April 13, 2017.  Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC, a real estate investment banking and advisory firm, and a principal at Linden Lane Advisors, LLC, a value-added… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Andrew Benioff, Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC

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 (CornellREW) assisted in hosting the panelists throughout the… Continue Reading CREF’s Annual WX Panel Discussion Addresses Industry Trends, Advice for Future Female Leaders

WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: Ellen Brown – EVP of Acquisitions and Development, Denihan Hospitality

We would like to introduce another prolific panelist for the WX: New York Women in Real Estate Panel discussion, Ellen Brown. Ellen is the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for Denihan Hospitality and has been with the organization for over 19 years. Denihan Hospitality has been in the business for more than 50… Continue Reading WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: Ellen Brown – EVP of Acquisitions and Development, Denihan Hospitality