Videos

Interview with David Rodgers, Principal of Park Bridge Financial LLC


Published on March 29, 2017
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted David Rodgers, Principal of Park Bridge Financial LLC. As self described “townie” and graduate from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, David discussed both his work history within the financial sector of real estate, and his current focus on the CMBS market. This interview delves into his insights of the CMBS markets past, present, and future. David visited Cornell University as a part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Lou Marquet, Principal of Leyland Alliance


Published on March 1, 2017
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Lou Marquest, Principal of Leyland Alliance.  Earlier in the school year, first year students visited Lou in Storrs, CT. to discuss his project that was mentioned by ULI. The following video provides insights from his on-campus interview with Cornell Real Estate Review editor, Sean Mashian ’18. Lou visited Cornell University as a part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Tim Mayopoulos, CEO & President of Fannie Mae


Published on February 8, 2017
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Tim Mayopoulos, CEO and President Fannie Mae. Tim Mayopoulos shared with students his outlook of both the residential housing market, Fannie Mae’s place/role in the market place moving forward. Tim visited Cornell University as a part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Jeff DiModica, President & MD of Starwood Capital Trust


Published on February 8, 2017
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Jeff DiModica, President and Managing Director of Starwood Capital Trust. Jeff discussed his background and work history from banking to Starwood. With the CMBS market being of high importance, Jeff shared his thoughts of the market, and where Starwood would potentially look to position themselves. Jeff visited Cornell University as a part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder & Principal of RedSky Capital


Published on February 1, 2017
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Ben Bernstein, Co-Founder & Principal of RedSky Capital. Ben shared his strategy and process for profitable assemblages. Ben additionally provided Baker candidates with a background of his projects in Brooklyn, and now South Florida. Ben visited Cornell University as a part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Tom Murcott, Executive Vice President of Gale International


Published on December 8, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Tom Murcott, Executive Vice President of Gale International. With 2nd Year Baker students traveling to Seoul, Korea for their Inter-Session trip, Tom highlighted Gale’s public/private partnership developing the Songdo IBD (International Business District). Tom visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Eric Lewis, Executive Managing Director of Cushman-Wakefield


Published on December 7, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Eric Lewis, Executive Managing Director of Cushman-Wakefield. He shared his experience over the course of his career, and presented his perspective on the hospitality real estate, highlighting the Anbang purchase of the Waldorf-Astoria from Blackstone. Eric visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Rick Latella, Executive Managing Director of Cushman-Wakefield


Published on December 7, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Rick Latella, Executive Managing Director of Cushman-Wakefield. He shared his experience over the course of his career, and presented his perspective on the changing retail real estate market space. Rick visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Christopher Albanese, President of the Albanese Organization


Published on December 6, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Christopher Albanese, President of the Albanese Organization. He shared his experience since graduating from Cornell University and law school. He discussed his company’s history and decisions to pursue green development. Chris visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Jim Tuman, Chief Development Officer GRID Properties


Published on November 3, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Jim Tuman, Chief Development Officer of GRID Properties, where he discussed his experience post graduating from Cornell’s Johnson MBA program, and presented case studies of past and upcoming retail spaces developed by GRID. Jim visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Aref Lahham, Managing Partner of Orion Capital Managers


Published on October 26, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Aref Lahham, Managing Partner of Orion Capital Managers, where he discussed his experience post matriculation, and dived into specific case studies detailing Orion’s opportunistic direction towards real estate. Aref visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Ben Rowe, Managing Partner of KHP Capital Partners


Published on October 12, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Ben Rowe, Managing Partner of KHP Capital Partners, where he highlighted his hospitality experiences, the methodology KHP brings to each project, and his prospects for the boutique hotel industry moving forward. Ben visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with John Livingston, CEO & Co-Founder AECOM Capital


Published on October 6, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with John Livingston, CEO & Co-Founder AECOM Capital, covering his views and experiences developing in New York City, the current flows of debt capital, and his strategies as a developer. John visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Alex Klatskin, General Partner Forsgate Industrial


Published on September 28, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Alex Klatskin, General Partner Forsgate Industrial, to discuss his growth in real estate, his focus in Industrial Real Estate, and the future of Forsgate in the New York Tri-State area. Alex visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Ben Butcher, CEO STAG Industrial


Published on September 21, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Ben Butcher, CEO STAG Industrial, to discuss his growth in real estate, the growth strategy of STAG Industrial, and STAG’s REIT performance. Ben visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Kate Bicknell ’99, Senior Vice President of Forest City Ratner


Published on September 14, 2016
CREW (Cornell Real Estate Women) sat down with Kate Bicknell ’99, Vice President of Forest City Ratner to share her experiences from graduate school to professional accomplishments. Kate visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Tom Vecchione ’86, Design Director & Principal of Gensler


Published on September 11, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Tom Vecchione ’86, Design Director & Principal of Gensler to talk about his progression through real estate, the effects of technology with the market place, and where he sees the industry going in the future. Tom visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Rob Kline ’84, CEO & Co-Founder of Chartres Lodging Group


Published on April 20, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Rob Kline ’84, CEO & Co-Founder of Chartres Lodging Group to talk about hotel investments, the changing pricing dynamics for the hotel industry, and what it takes to succeed in the hotel space. Rob visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Spencer Levy ’92, CBRE Head of Research, Americas Division


Published on April 19, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Spencer Levy ’92, CBRE Head of Research to talk about how he got into real estate, the recent trends for real estate occupiers and investors, and the impact of self-driving cars for the real estate industry. Spencer visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Alex Popov, Managing Director of Highbridge Principal Strategies


Published on Mar 21, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Alex Popov, Managing Director at Highbridge Principal Strategies to talk about his career in real estate, the role of lending and credit markets in real estate investments, and the current credit markets. Alex visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Jeremy Thomas, Senior Director of Real Estate at Cornell University


Published on Mar 9, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Jeremy Thomas, Senior Director of Real Estate at Cornell University to talk about his background in community, economic development, and public service, and the role of real estate for institutions such as Cornell. Jeremy spoke to the Baker Program as part of the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Andrew Isikoff ’91, Managing Director of the Silverfern Group


Published on Mar 3, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Andrew Isikoff ’91, Managing Director of the Silverfern Group to talk about his career in real estate, and the challenges involved in real estate investments, and international investing. Andy visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Paul Macpherson, EVP of Global Business and Real Estate Development at Kerzner 


Published on Feb 29, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Paul Macpherson, EVP of Global Business and Real Estate Development at Kerzner International to talk about his career in international hotel development, and Kerzner International’s iconic brands, including Atlantis and One&Only Resorts. Paul visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Gwyneth Cote, COO, and Kevin Thompson, SVP Marketing at Bell Partners


Published on Feb 17, 2016
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Gwyneth Cote, COO, and Kevin Thompson, SVP Marketing of Bell Partners to talk about how Bell Partners sets itself apart in the multifamily business through its dual fee and fund management structure, customer-centric feedback marketing and operations refinement, and its acquisition and investment strategy. Gwyneth and Kevin visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Mark Fogel, President and CEO of ACRES Capital


Published on Dec 12, 2015
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Mark Fogel to talk about real estate, finance, and how ACRES Capital approaches the mid-market lending space to provide institutional-grade capital solutions to transitional real estate assets. Fogel visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Konrad Wos ’75, Principal, Wos & Wos Development


Published on Nov 15, 2015
The Baker Program in Real Estate sat down with Konrad Wos ’75 to talk about real estate, development, and what he learned over his long career in development, and from his time at Cornell. Wos visited Cornell University as part of the Baker Program’s weekly Distinguished Speaker Series.

Interview with Sean Worker, President & CEO, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality


Published on Nov 9, 2015
Sean Worker visited the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University as part of the weekly Distinguished Speaker Series to talk about BridgeStreet, the serviced-apartment industry, real estate investment, and trends and disruptors in the hospitality space such as Airbnb.

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