Development

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 (CREW) assisted...
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Development

Lou Marquet: The Psychology Behind Development and New Urbanism

On Thursday, February 16th, the Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Lou Marquet, Principal at Leyland Alliance, during the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series. Lou has over forty years of real estate related experience, from his time in youth as a carpenter, to his present-day development of large scale, mixed-use projects....
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Finance & Investment

Mr. Timothy Mayopoulos: The Force Behind Fannie Mae’s Resurrection

It was a phenomenal experience to sit across from Tim Mayopoulos to gain his insights on Fannie Mae, the economy, and many other subjects. Our interview began with understanding his journey of helping to resurrect Fannie Mae into a resounding success. As with all great leaders, he gave the credit...
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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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Development

Songdo, Korea: Day 3

On December 19-22, 2016, Second-Year Baker students visited Seoul, South Korea to participate in the program’s inaugural intercontinental real estate trek.  Having completed an exciting, revised curriculum that highlights the importance of the global economy in real estate, the trip enabled students’ knowledge to come full circle in their...
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Development

Seoul, Korea: Day One

On December 19-22, 2016, Second-Year Baker students visited Seoul, South Korea to participate in the program’s inaugural intercontinental real estate trek.  Having completed an exciting, revised curriculum that highlights the importance of the global economy in real estate, the trip enabled student’s knowledge to come full circle.  This article...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: Spring Semester 2017

Since Program Director, Dustin C. Jones, has taken the reigns to the Baker Program in Real Estate, he has looked to fulfill a mission that exposes the Masters candidates to all things real estate. Whether the location be Vancouver, Dallas, Seoul, Manhattan, San Francisco, or the program’s home in...
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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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Development

Christopher Albanese: Strategy Behind the Albanese Organization and Green Development

Christopher Albanese, President of the Albanese Organization, visited the Baker Program in Real Estate last week to offer insights to students and faculty by way of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his time at the Albanese Organization, Albanese has been instrumental in pushing the company toward its current focus...
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Development

A New Housing Crisis? How US cities are building far too little to meet demand

With towers that reach toward the sky and people brushing quickly past each other on the streets, the life and lights of our cities may be the very heartbeat of America. For many, the excitement is palpable and the opportunities seem endless! The previous decade has seen a tremendous...
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