Dharavi: When a Slum becomes a Goldmine (6 mins)

Mumbai is India’s financial and commercial capital, home to over 18.5 million people packed into just over 233 square miles (603 square kilometers).[1]  India has seen incredible growth in its GDP since the economic reforms of 1991, with economic growth often above 9% annually over the past 27 years.[2]  Because of this massive growth, Mumbai… Continue Reading Dharavi: When a Slum becomes a Goldmine (6 mins)

With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City

On Tuesday of last week, to a packed audience at a conference in Riyadh, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced the conception of a new mega city to be built in Saudi Arabia. Neom, which means “New Future” is an ambitious attempt by the Kingdom to propel itself upon the world stage by creating… Continue Reading With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City

2017 Summer Internships: Rawinthira Narksusook, Real Estate Development in “The Land of Smiles”

By Rawinthira Narksusook Spending one full year in the United States gave me exposure to many aspects of life and introduced me to new highs of international real estate. This exposure reaffirmed to me that real estate professionals are expected to contribute more than a single-disciplinary proficiency. I knew that my expertise in architectural design… Continue Reading 2017 Summer Internships: Rawinthira Narksusook, Real Estate Development in “The Land of Smiles”

2017 Summer Internships: Archie Preissman, Real Estate In the Silicon Savannah – Part 2

By Archie Preissman On June 5th, I reported for my first day as a Summer Associate at Cytonn Investments. Cytonn Investments is a small boutique investment bank in Nairobi. The Kenyan 10-year government bond currently yields 13% and the growth per an annum in residential real estate in Nairobi is around 25%. So currently Cytonn… Continue Reading 2017 Summer Internships: Archie Preissman, Real Estate In the Silicon Savannah – Part 2

2017 Summer Internships: Archie Preissman, Real Estate In the Silicon Savannah – Part 1

By Archie Preissman As a former United States Army Ranger, I was looking for not only real estate development experience, but also an adventure during my 2017 summer internship. I thought “Why not use the summer internship experience to further myself as a person, not just a future real estate developer?” So, I started looking… Continue Reading 2017 Summer Internships: Archie Preissman, Real Estate In the Silicon Savannah – Part 1

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 United States President had formal interaction… Continue Reading Fidel has Passed on, Now What for Cuba and Hospitality? (Part One)

Distinguished Speaker Series: Aref H. Lahham, Managing Director Orion

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to announce Aref H. Lahham as the next guest of the 2016-2017 Distinguished Speaker Series held weekly on campus. Aref serves as the Managing Director and Founding Partner of Orion Capital Managers, L.P. He directs the acquisition activities at the firm throughout Europe, and leads the asset… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Aref H. Lahham, Managing Director Orion