Development

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...
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Finance & Investment

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...
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Finance & Investment

WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: Fulcrum Hospitality Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Boyer

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration’s Center for Real Estate Finance (CREF) in conjunction with Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Cheryl Boyer (SHA ’87) as a guest for the 2017 WX Panel Discussion, a panel of women executives who will share their experiences...
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Finance & Investment

Jeff DiModica: Strategy Behind Starwood Property Trust and Expectations for Starwood in the New Administration

Jeff DiModica, President of Starwood Property Trust, visited the Baker Program in Real Estate last week as the next key industry leader offering students and faculty insights by way of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his time at Starwood Property Trust both as President and a director, DiModica has...
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Finance & Investment

Distinguished Speaker Series: Starwood Property Trust President and Managing Director Jeffrey DiModica

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Jeffrey DiModica as the next featured guest for the 2016-2017 series. DiModica has served as the President of Starwood Property Trust since 2014, and as a director of Starwood Property Trust since its inception in 2009....
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Development

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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Finance & Investment

Trump: Winner of Presidency, Loser of Luxury Brand?

Donald Trump, the 45th President-Elect of the United States, is a controversial man and has been his entire life. From “The Apprentice” to “Miss Universe”, Trump has always found his way into mainstream media and has been known as one of the foremost developers in New York. During his presidential...
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Finance & Investment

Where’s the Hospitality Sector Headed in 2017?

With the hotel and hospitality industry being a leading indicator for U.S. real estate, it is essential that forecasts for 2017 take a macro-level view from the perspective of the hotel sector. The following discussion comes from a presentation by Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels,...
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