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 overseen the expansion of the company… Continue Reading Jeff DiModica: Strategy Behind Starwood Property Trust and Expectations for Starwood in the New Administration

Distinguished Speaker Series: Starwood Property Trust President and Managing Director Jeffrey DiModica

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Jeffrey DiModica as the next featured guest for the 2016-2017 series. DiModica has served as the President of Starwood Property Trust since 2014, and as a director of Starwood Property Trust since its inception in 2009. Prior to working at Starwood Property… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Starwood Property Trust President and Managing Director Jeffrey DiModica

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 highlights the first official day of… Continue Reading Seoul, Korea: Day One

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 Ithaca, NY, Dustin strives to deliver… Continue Reading Distinguished Speaker Series: Spring Semester 2017

Hospitality Mergers: Addressing the Changing Guest

Over the past year, the hospitality industry has witnessed the birth of a colossus. In the wake of the Marriott / Starwood merger, which recently received anti-trust approval in China, the hospitality industry has attempted to project what comes next. Many of the sentiments point to doomsday issues involving non-trivial concerns wrapped around ownership agreements, customer reward programs, and… Continue Reading Hospitality Mergers: Addressing the Changing Guest

2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference Panels: Analysis of Investment Trends

2016 Conference Panels: A Look Downstream: An Analysis of Investment Trends The 2016 Hodes Weill Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor and its findings will be discussed and summarized at the Cornell Real Estate Conference.  Immediately following the presentation by Dustin Jones and Douglas M. Weill (SHA ’88), a panel discussion on the topic of current global… Continue Reading 2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference Panels: Analysis of Investment Trends