How Vulnerable is Commercial Real Estate to a Cyber Attack? (4 mins)

Issues around cyber security are nothing new for companies in the digital age but considering the recent headlines around the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the Equifax Credit Reporting hack, a new emphasis on how we in commercial real estate think about data protection might be warranted. Data breaches commonly involve the taking of consumer data,… Continue Reading How Vulnerable is Commercial Real Estate to a Cyber Attack? (4 mins)

Innovations in “Big Data” Are Impacting Real Estate Investment (4 mins)

  Big data analysis and data science techniques applied to public and private datasets is nothing new, but recent growth in the quality of information and its use in commercial real estate is. Commercial real estate is a $12 trillion industry and the ability to make better data-driven decisions can save time and money for… Continue Reading Innovations in “Big Data” Are Impacting Real Estate Investment (4 mins)

Bitcoin is Impacting Multi-Family Real Estate Transactions, What’s Next?

Blockchain technologies, specifically cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been making headlines lately as the world begins to utilize them in various transactions. Once stigmatized as a tool to enable money laundering, drug dealing, murder for hire and other illicit “dark web” transactions on sites like Silkroad, these technologies have shed their stigma, gone mainstream and minted… Continue Reading Bitcoin is Impacting Multi-Family Real Estate Transactions, What’s Next?

Cornell Real Estate Conference Wrap Up: Afternoon Panels

The 2nd half of the 35th Cornell Real Estate Conference was an engaging session consisting of a speech by the recipient of the Industry Leader Award of the year, Jonathan Rose, followed by two major panels. Mr. Rose spoke about his recent book ‘The Well-Tempered City’ that covers the major trends that affect cities and… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Conference Wrap Up: Afternoon Panels

DSS Wrap Up: Don Reid, EVP of Strategy – Sustainable Living Solutions

On October 5, Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of hosting Don Reid, Executive Vice President of Strategy at Sustainable Living Innovations (SLI). Mr. Reid has an extensive history in finance with years of experience in energy and power (including renewables), infrastructure, and real estate. He was former co-head of Morgan Stanley’s… Continue Reading DSS Wrap Up: Don Reid, EVP of Strategy – Sustainable Living Solutions

Emerging Technology: A Conversation with Daniel Rosenzweig of KettleSpace and Scott Trench of BiggerPockets

As an industry that has historically thrived primarily on building personal relationships, real estate has been relatively slow to embrace the technological boom brought forth from the internet. While companies such as Zillow and CoStar have helped make data more accessible to the masses, there has been a noticeable lack of innovation and creativity in… Continue Reading Emerging Technology: A Conversation with Daniel Rosenzweig of KettleSpace and Scott Trench of BiggerPockets

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 to any city is its real… Continue Reading Is Digital the Next Vertical? Impact of Smart Cities on Real Estate

3D-Printing and the Future of Real Estate

One of the most intriguing, and potentially disruptive, technologies currently emerging is 3D printing. While still expensive and relatively unpolished, this new method of manufacturing products – from medical devices to airplanes – could be on a path to revolutionize retail, shipping, and the general need for space. Currently, 3D printing is most often used in… Continue Reading 3D-Printing and the Future of Real Estate

The Intersection of Change and the Design/ Built Environment: How New Technologies Reshape the Way We Think About Real Estate

This is second article in our summary series of the 2016 Cornell NYC Real Estate Conference. Continuing along with the theme of disruption at the 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference, “The Intersection of Change and the Design/ Built Environment” panel discussed how virtually every asset class is being reconceived and reconfigured to accommodate changes in… Continue Reading The Intersection of Change and the Design/ Built Environment: How New Technologies Reshape the Way We Think About Real Estate

2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference: Brandon Weber CEO & Founder of Hightower

Brandon Weber is CEO and founder of Hightower, a leasing management platform for the commercial real estate industry. Hightower has raised almost $22 million in funding and now powers end-to-end leasing for thousands of commercial landlords and brokers around the world. The company is headquartered in Manhattan with 65+ employees and offices in 6 cities.… Continue Reading 2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference: Brandon Weber CEO & Founder of Hightower