Development

2nd Annual Titans of Real Estate: David Simon

Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance is pleased to feature David Simon as one of this year’s panelists for the 2nd Annual Titans of Real Estate conference. Mr. Simon has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Simon Property Group since 2007, and has been the...
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Finance & Investment

Distinguished Speaker Series: Andrew Benioff, Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate is pleased to spotlight Andrew Benioff as the next featured guest in its Distinguished Speaker Series on April 13, 2017.  Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC, a real estate investment banking and advisory firm, and a principal at...
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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

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

WX Panel Discussion and Distinguished Speaker Series: Fulcrum Hospitality Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Boyer

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration’s Center for Real Estate Finance (CREF) in conjunction with Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Cheryl Boyer (SHA ’87) as a guest for the 2017 WX Panel Discussion, a panel of women executives who will share their experiences...
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Finance & Investment

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...
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Development

Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky: “The Ace Assembler”

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of welcoming Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky Capital and RedSky Management, to campus as our first Distinguished Speaker of 2017. Ben graciously shared some of the lessons that he’s learned since launching RedSky with fellow Cornell alum...
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Finance & Investment

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....
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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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