What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?

In 2017, Congress established a new community development program known as Opportunity Zones in order to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by… Continue Reading What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?

Cornell Real Estate Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas R. Arnold, Deputy Global Head & Head of Americas-RE, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Every year New York City hosts the Cornell Real Estate Council’s annual conference, bringing together esteemed professionals to discuss some of the most important issues within our industry. This year is no different, where the topic will be Mega Trends. To discuss the topic of Mega Trends affecting real estate, the Cornell Real Estate Council… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas R. Arnold, Deputy Global Head & Head of Americas-RE, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

DSS Wrap Up: Meir Cohen of Cohen Equities

On Thursday, September 7th, the Baker Program in Real Estate was honored to welcome Meir Cohen, Founder and CEO of Cohen Equities, to the Distinguished Speaker Series. Mr. Cohen’s entrepreneurial background and inspirational story captivated a full audience of students throughout his presentation.  Mr. Cohen began his talk with a short video about how future… Continue Reading DSS Wrap Up: Meir Cohen of Cohen Equities

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

Megachurches: A Growing Community Anchor

Author: Daniel Wright (Downloadable PDF) Real estate value reflects a factor of risk.  Community risk inherently is captured in real estate value and is a composition of such elements as employment, income, and population growth (Carr, et al., 2003).  These elements provide tenants to rent space and customers to buy products thereby increasing property value. … Continue Reading Megachurches: A Growing Community Anchor

Balancing Competing Corporate Objectives: The Case of Texmark Real Estate Company

Authors: Morgan Zollinger, Ravikanth Pamidimukkala (Downloadable PDF) As William Sullivan walked to his car to begin the commute home after a long day at work, he considered the different options before him. As the CEO of the Texmark Real Estate Company (TexREC), Sullivan was concerned about the future of the company he had been leading for… Continue Reading Balancing Competing Corporate Objectives: The Case of Texmark Real Estate Company

Alumni Highlight: Dylan Fonseca

Author: Harrison Willis We are pleased to recognize Dylan Fonseca as a Cornell alumnus. Dylan Fonseca (MBA ‘12) is a founding member of Fondo Atlas, an owner and operator of real estate in Florida focused on direct asset level investments in retail and residential properties. Fondo Atlas focuses on strategic acquisitions and best-in-class financial reporting… Continue Reading Alumni Highlight: Dylan Fonseca

Alumni Highlight: Jinseuk Lee

Author: Simon Kim Editor’s note: In December of 2016, the Baker Program took its first annual intercontinental real estate trek. The destination was Seoul, Korea. This essay was part of a series intended to introduce our readers to several of the incredible Baker Program alumni currently working in Korea. Jinseuk Lee is the chief representative… Continue Reading Alumni Highlight: Jinseuk Lee