Finance & Investment

David Rodgers & His Insights on the CMBS Market

Last week, the Baker Program in real estate had the honor of hosting David Rodgers at the Distinguished Speaker Series. David is the founder of Park Bridge Financial and his company provides the entire gamut of services related to debt, though the primary focus is investments and surveillance of...
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Finance & Investment

Distinguished Speaker Series: David Rodgers, Founding Partner of Park Bridge Financial LLC

This week The Baker Program has the pleasure of hosting David Rodgers as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. David is an expert in Commercial Mortgaged-Backed Securities (“CMBS”) with a career spanning over 30 years working in different market scenarios. He is the founder and principal of Park Bridge Financial...
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Development

Is Digital the Next Vertical? Impact of Smart Cities on Real Estate

In the next decade, Smart Cities are likely to have a transformative impact on the way that we live, work, and play. With a projected cumulative global spend of $1.5 trillion on Smart City technologies by 2020 (Frost & Sullivan), implications will be felt across geographies and industries. Central...
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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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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

Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr. Timothy J. Mayopoulos, the President and CEO of Fannie Mae

On February 9th, we have the distinct honor of hosting Mr. Tim J. Mayopoulos ’80, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fannie Mae for the distinguished speaker series. Tim started his career with investment banking and held positions with at Deutsche Bank, First Boston and Credit Suisse. He...
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Development

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...
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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 Two

With an exciting revised curriculum which highlights the importance of global real estate, second year Baker students participated in the first intercontinental real estate trek from December 19- 22, 2016. For this inaugural intercontinental trip, students visited South Korea. This highlights the second day of the trip, and is...
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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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