Finance & Investment

New York REIT and JBG Cos. – A Case Study of REIT Misalignment

One of the most followed real estate sagas of 2016 was the case of New York REIT (NYRT), in which shareholders actively and publicly faced off against NYRT management in their opposition to an agreed-upon merger with Washington, D.C.-based JBG Companies (JBG). The NYRT-JBG story highlights several modern day...
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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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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: Forest City Ratner, Senior VP Kate Bicknell

Within the Cornell real estate community, few development projects have been as eagerly anticipated as Cornell’s new Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island. This campus promises to be a connective hub, where students and tech professionals come together to explore and refine new technologies and ideas. At the center of...
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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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Real Estate At Cornell

Save the Date: Announcing the 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference, October 13-14

34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference in NYC When: October 13th – 14th Where: The Westin – Times Square, New York City, New York This year’s program will feature an array of speakers, including: MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, and the 2016 Cornell Real Estate...
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2016 Journal

Impact of Rapid Transit on the Residential Market in Hudson County, New Jersey

Ravikanth Pamidimukkala Introduction The New York Metropolitan region is one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world, and the single largest in North America.  It is also one of the most prominent economic centers, with New York City at the epicenter of its growth.  With the entire...
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2016 Journal

Affordable Housing Policies: An Overview

Anastasia Kalugina Introduction As urban housing markets throughout the United States increasingly exhibit challenges of affordability, federal, state, and local governments have placed renewed emphasis on housing, specifically mixed-income housing, which integrates affordable housing incentives into multifamily development projects. With such incentives, one must wonder what comprises a successful...
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