Real Estate At Cornell

Research Fueling the Future of Real Estate

“Research is the future of any industry” – Professor Michael A. Tomlan Over the past few years, the Baker Program in Real Estate has undergone many changes. The biggest has been the addition of essential faculty members. Beginning with the announcement of Dustin C. Jones, Esq. as the Program’s...
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Real Estate At Cornell

2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference: David Hodes Managing Partner Hodes Weill & Associates

David R. Hodes is a Managing Partner of Hodes Weill & Associates. Previously, David was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in New York. David joined Credit Suisse First Boston in November 2000 when the firm merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). He co-founded Credit Suisse’s Real...
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Finance & Investment

New York REIT and JBG Cos. – A Case Study of REIT Misalignment

One of the most followed real estate sagas of 2016 was the case of New York REIT (NYRT), in which shareholders actively and publicly faced off against NYRT management in their opposition to an agreed-upon merger with Washington, D.C.-based JBG Companies (JBG). The NYRT-JBG story highlights several modern day...
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Finance & Investment

Ben Butcher: Strategy Behind STAG and Industrial REITs

Ben Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of STAG Industrial, visited the Baker Program in Real Estate last week as the next key leader offering students and faculty insights by way of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his time at STAG, Butcher has overseen the...
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Real Estate At Cornell

Distinguished Speaker Series: STAG Industrial CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board Benjamin Butcher

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to showcase Benjamin Butcher as the next featured guest for the 2016-2017 series. Butcher has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial since 2010. Butcher has also served...
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Finance & Investment

The GICS Reclassification and its Implications For REITs

August 31, 2016.  This day has been highly anticipated by REIT professionals and investors alike since last year’s announcement that exchange-listed Equity REITs will be elevated into a separate headline sector in the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  In the future, the REIT Industry may look back on 2016...
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Finance & Investment

Hilton Granted Approval for REIT Spinoff

In December 2015, Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced that it was pursuing a spinoff of a portion of its portfolio into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).  This follows the industry trend and wider trend of non-purely real estate firms seeking to do the same in order to unlock shareholder value...
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Real Estate At Cornell

2015 Distinguished Speaker Series Kicks Off With Brad Thomas

The Baker Program in Real Estate is proud to begin its 2015-16 Distinguished Speaker Series with Brad Thomas. Thomas currently writes the Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter in addition to a  weekly column on REITs for Forbes.com and Forbes magazine. In addition, Thomas publishes several articles per week on Seeking...
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