Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings (4 min)

Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings When Amazon Go launched earlier this year in Seattle, some customers reported an awkward feeling as they were leaving the store. This new shopping experience was so unfamiliar that it made some customers feel like they had just shoplifted or gotten their groceries for free but… Continue Reading Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings (4 min)

How FASB’s New Guidance on Lease Accounting Will Affect Co-Working Companies (4 mins)

Beginning December 15th, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) issued in February 2016 will go into effect, requiring organizations that lease assets to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The ASU will take effect for public companies for… Continue Reading How FASB’s New Guidance on Lease Accounting Will Affect Co-Working Companies (4 mins)

Office investment activity in India

When I was working at Deloitte, many of our clients that were US based real estate investment management companies approached us to help structure exits for their investments in India. The regulations laid down several restrictions on foreign investors. The added layer of complexity was the absence of a mechanism for absorption of stabilized product.… Continue Reading Office investment activity in India

Cornell Real Estate Conference Wrap Up: Morning Panels

On October 13, 2017, the 35th annual Cornell Real Estate took place at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. Over 300 people attended the conference, including students, faculty, and industry professionals. The topic of the conference was “Mega Trends Impacting The Real Estate Industry”. The conference was an attempt to ask the major changes in where… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Conference Wrap Up: Morning Panels

One On One: WeWork

One on One with WeWork It is with great pleasure that the Baker Program in Real Estate and the Cornell Real Estate Council will host WeWork Vice Chairman, Michael Gross (SHA ’97) as the Morning Keynote Speaker at the 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference. To learn more about WeWork and the real estate industry,… Continue Reading One On One: WeWork

The rise of Brooklyn as a hotbed for TAMI

For decades, Manhattan has monopolized the office market in New York City (‘NYC’). However, Brooklyn is gaining momentum as the 4th largest office submarket in NYC after Midtown, Midtown South and Downtown. Brooklyn stands out due to its lower rents, specifically to TAMI (technology, advertising, media and information) tenants that are inclined towards providing a… Continue Reading The rise of Brooklyn as a hotbed for TAMI

Cornell Tech: Innovating by Example

On September 13th, 2017, Cornell University dedicated the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The dedication celebrated the official opening of the campus, which will house 300 graduate students this year and will eventually scale to service over 2,000. The dedication was attended by academic, political and business leaders, including:… Continue Reading Cornell Tech: Innovating by Example

Moving Towards a Healthier Office

The average office worker typically spends more than one third of his or her day indoors. The conditions that a worker is exposed to indoors may potentially have an effect on their overall health. In 2013 Delos Company founded The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) with the goal of improving individual health and wellbeing through… Continue Reading Moving Towards a Healthier Office

Distinguished Speaker Series: Meir Cohen, Cohen Equities

By Dustin Dunham Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is honored to welcome Meir Cohen, CEO of Cohen Equities, as the next featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on September 7, 2017. Cohen Equities is an institutional quality real estate investment platform with an exceptional track record of opportunistic acquisitions. Under Mr. Cohen’s leadership,… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Meir Cohen, Cohen Equities