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

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 Benjamin Stokes (CALS ’06) after graduating… Continue Reading Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder and Principal of RedSky: “The Ace Assembler”

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

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 United States President had formal interaction… Continue Reading Fidel has Passed on, Now What for Cuba and Hospitality? (Part One)

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 second year.  This article highlights the… Continue Reading Songdo, Korea: Day 3

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 the second part in a three… Continue Reading Seoul Korea: Day Two

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

US Real Estate Investment in post-Brexit Great Britain

Nearly seven months have passed since the United Kingdom’s June 23, 2016 vote to exit the European Union – a referendum commonly referred to as Brexit. The referendum has had wide-ranging economic consequences within the United Kingdom and throughout the global economy. Prior to the results of the June 23 referendum, the inter-bank exchange rate… Continue Reading US Real Estate Investment in post-Brexit Great Britain

Dallas, Texas: Preview of Domestic Trek for 1st Year Baker Students

By Alejandro Garza, Baker ’18 Commencing Wednesday, January 18, 2017, First-Year Baker Program in Real Estate students will travel to Dallas for their annual domestic trek. The Baker Program identified Dallas as a dynamic, fast growing hub with many learning opportunities for students. According to Chris Hipps, managing director of CBRE Investor Services, Dallas ranked… Continue Reading Dallas, Texas: Preview of Domestic Trek for 1st Year Baker Students