Baker Program Miami Trek Visit: Rialto Capital

As the final stop on their trek, first-year Baker Program in Real Estate students visited Rialto Capital’s new office on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.  This visit was coordinated through the Baker Program’s fortunate connection with Director Michael Mashioff (ILR ‘04).  Rialto was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, the largest home-builder… Continue Reading Baker Program Miami Trek Visit: Rialto Capital

Baker Program Miami Trek Visit: Turnberry Associates

Turnberry Associates The Baker Program in Real Estate had the privilege of visiting Turnberry Associates during its Miami trek.  Turnberry is one of Florida’s largest and most influential real estate developers operating in the commercial, residential, and hospitality space.  Turnberry has developed $10 billion in commercial and residential property including approximately 20 million square feet… Continue Reading Baker Program Miami Trek Visit: Turnberry Associates

Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 5: Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, Mapletree Investments, Keppel REIT, Frasers Property, and Warehouse Hotel

On the last and busiest day of the trek, Friday, January 10th, Baker students visited five different real estate firms and rounded out the trip with a reception for Cornell alumni from around the island as well as the executives of the companies visited throughout the week.  Cornell alumna Sigrid Zialcita, CEO of the Asia… Continue Reading Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 5: Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, Mapletree Investments, Keppel REIT, Frasers Property, and Warehouse Hotel

Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 4 – GuocoLand and the Far East Organization

Day 4 of the trek saw Baker students begin the morning with an in-depth tour of Singapore’s tallest building, Guoco Tower. First opened in 2017, the tower was developed by GuocoLand, one of Asia’s premier luxury developers. In addition to its location above the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, the property, known in Singapore as an… Continue Reading Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 4 – GuocoLand and the Far East Organization

Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 2: ARA Asset Management and Housing & Development Board

On Tuesday, January 7th, Baker students began their day at ARA Asset Management’s Singapore headquarters.  In just under two decades ARA has become one of the largest money managers in Singapore.  Founded in 2002 by CEO John Lim, the firm manages S$87 billion ($62.5 billion in USD) across 26 countries and four continents.  Students were… Continue Reading Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 2: ARA Asset Management and Housing & Development Board

Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 1: PGIM and the Marina Bay Sands

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate Class of 2020 kicked off its international trek in Singapore on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Singapore’s phenomenal urban transformation since its independence in 1965 has been internationally recognized as a case study in the advocacy for and potential of a strong, centrally planned and state-backed guidance of real… Continue Reading Baker Program Singapore Trek Day 1: PGIM and the Marina Bay Sands

Effectiveness of the Opportunity Zone program

Created to stimulate investment in distressed and low-income communities, Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) have become a hot topic for real estate developers and investors.  The program was enacted as part of the 2017 tax reform law that enable taxpayers to defer tax on eligible capital gains by making an investment in a Qualified Opportunity Fund… Continue Reading Effectiveness of the Opportunity Zone program

WARREN DE HAAN, LENDING SAVANT, ON “EQ” AND “IQ”

This past Thursday, January 30th, 2020, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Warren de Haan of ACORE Capital. Mr. de Haan is a Managing Partner at ACORE, which he founded with his long-time partners Boyd Fellows, Chris Tokarski, and Stew Ward. De Haan is a storyteller with a knack for developing relationships and… Continue Reading WARREN DE HAAN, LENDING SAVANT, ON “EQ” AND “IQ”

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – Silver Tsunami

An afternoon panel at the Cornell Real Estate Conference moderated by Seth Singerman (Singerman Real Estate) offered an insightful discussion about the senior housing market and the prospects of new developments in the space.  Seth Singerman was joined by Mark Alexander (Atria Senior Living), Billy Butcher (KKR), Guy Geller (Grace Management), and Adam Kaplan (Solera… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – Silver Tsunami

Cornell Real Estate Review’s 2019 Industry Leader Award: Jonathan Gray

Since 2007, the editors of the Cornell Real Estate Review have annually recognized exceptional real estate professionals to receive the prestigious “Industry Leader Award.”  Recipients of this award are individuals who have made significant contributions to the global real estate industry while serving their community.  This year the award was presented to Jonathan Gray, President… Continue Reading Cornell Real Estate Review’s 2019 Industry Leader Award: Jonathan Gray