Real Estate At Cornell

Shake it Up: Agents of Change in Commercial Real Estate

Technology is changing the landscape of many industries, and real estate is no exception. As we head into 2017, it is apparent that real estate is impacted by the tremendous technological changes in building materials, e-commerce, crowd-funding, and online marketplaces; Airbnb anyone? The 2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference on October...
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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

Cornell Real Estate Women (CREW) Formation

The Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to announce the formation of Cornell Real Estate Women (CREW), a newly established professional and graduate student organization at Cornell. The mission of CREW is the promotion and advancement of professional women in real estate. Starting with current graduate and professional students...
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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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Development

New Luxury Condos in a Historic Landmark: Converting the Waldorf Astoria

For nearly a century, the Waldorf-Astoria has been the definition of luxury hospitality in New York City. Its lavish suites and ornate Art Deco architecture have made the hotel a longtime favorite of celebrities and U.S. Presidents. Very soon, this landmark building will begin a new chapter in its famed history,...
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Finance & Investment

Marriott vs. Anbang: Takeover Battle For Starwood Is Reaching Historic Proportions

After Offer From Anbang-Led Group Puts Marriott-Starwood Deal In Jeopardy, Marriott Answers Right Back Takeover battles capture the imagination of Wall Street and the investing public.  The relative rarity of their occurrence in the Real Estate and Hospitality sector only adds to the intrigue when they happen.  This most...
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Finance & Investment

Hilton Granted Approval for REIT Spinoff

In December 2015, Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced that it was pursuing a spinoff of a portion of its portfolio into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).  This follows the industry trend and wider trend of non-purely real estate firms seeking to do the same in order to unlock shareholder value...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Paul Macpherson of Kerzner International Visits the Baker Program

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate cordially welcomes Paul Macpherson, Executive Vice President of Global Business and Real Estate Development of Kerzner International to the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. With over two decades of hospitality development experience, Macpherson brings a unique and significant skill set to the exclusive discussion. Macpherson began...
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Finance & Investment

Marriott Buying Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Largest Hotel Merger

As the week began this morning, the business world and indeed the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration were hit with the surprise news that Marriott International Inc. has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. in a deal valued at $12.2 billion.  The deal creates the...
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Finance & Investment

Paramount Lodging Advisors Founder Sanjeev Misra ’98 Visits Baker Program

On Thursday, November 19, the Baker Program cordially welcomes back to campus Sanjeev Misra to its Distinguished Speaker Series. Sanjeev is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) in 1998, and he received a Master of Business Administration degree from Ross School of Business at...
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