Passive Investors are Causing Concern in REIT Markets

Passive Investors are Causing Concern in REIT Markets: Passive equity investment vehicles such as stock market index funds have exploded in popularity over the last decade. In fact, as of this year there are now more index funds than there are actual public equities, a remarkable shift that has shown no sign of losing momentum (Bloomberg… Continue Reading Passive Investors are Causing Concern in REIT Markets

36TH ANNUAL CORNELL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE – PANEL WRAP UP – WALL STREET AND THE CAPITAL MARKETS

On October 19, 2018, the Cornell Real Estate Council (CREC) was pleased to welcome leaders in real estate finance and capital markets to the 36th annual Cornell Real Estate Conference. Our esteemed panel of Wall Street and capital markets professionals represent some of the largest and most influential real estate investment firms in the world.… Continue Reading 36TH ANNUAL CORNELL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE – PANEL WRAP UP – WALL STREET AND THE CAPITAL MARKETS

REIT Sector Likely to See More Consolidation

Consolidation in the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry has become more prevalent in recent years, a trend that is likely to continue. There are a variety of factors contributing to the accelerated consolidation of firms in the industry – from favorable current economic conditions that are generating increased economies of scale to optimization opportunities… Continue Reading REIT Sector Likely to See More Consolidation

EB-5 Financing Once Again Faces an Uncertain Future

Photo Credit:  Neil Moralee via Compfight Governmental sources of funding are often contentious or controversial in real estate projects, but perhaps none is more politically charged than EB-5 financing. Named after the United States Customs and Immigration program which provides, “employment based”  pathways for foreign citizens to gain green cards and, eventually, full citizenship, the… Continue Reading EB-5 Financing Once Again Faces an Uncertain Future

DSS Wrap-up: Tammy Jones, Founder of Basis Investment Group (4 mins)

Last week the Baker Program had the pleasure to welcome an extremely accomplished Cornell alumna to the Distinguished Speaker Series. Tammy Jones is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office of Basis Investment Group, an investment management company located in New York City. Tammy graduated from Cornell with a bachelor’s in economics, and then went on… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Tammy Jones, Founder of Basis Investment Group (4 mins)

Baker Program and Hodes Weill & Associates Present 5th Annual Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor Report

At the Cornell Real Estate Conference in New York City on October 13th 2017, the findings of the 5th annual global real estate Allocations Monitor were presented by the Co-Founder of Hodes Weill & Associates, Doug Weill. The Allocations Monitor has been serving institutional investors, asset managers and industry professionals in the real estate industry… Continue Reading Baker Program and Hodes Weill & Associates Present 5th Annual Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor Report

LIBOR: The World’s Most Important Number is Going Away, What’s Next?

Some called it the “world’s most important number” and by the end of 2021 it will no longer be published, according to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority. The absence of the now infamous LIBOR benchmark may force market participants to rethink credit calculations, standardized benchmarks, lease contracts, and financial reference calculations such as the “risk-free… Continue Reading LIBOR: The World’s Most Important Number is Going Away, What’s Next?

DSS Wrap-Up: Middle Market CRE Lending with Mark Fogel of ACRES Capital

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Mark Fogel of ACRES Capital to campus on August 31st for its first Distinguished Speaker Series event of the 2017-2018 academic year.  ACRES Capital has a unique business model that meets the needs of developers who are unable to secure debt from traditional sources, particularly for construction and… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-Up: Middle Market CRE Lending with Mark Fogel of ACRES Capital

Cornell Real Estate Review

Author: Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate (Downloadable PDF) The PDF which can be downloaded to read at your leisure represents the efforts and sacrifices of the entire Real Estate Review editorial staff. However, none of this could be accomplished without the guidance of Dr. Michael Tomlan, Baker Program Director, Dustin C. Jones Esq., and… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Review