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

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – PropTech: The New Buzzword

On October 18, 2019, the Cornell Real Estate Council welcomed leading investors and operators in real estate technology — or “PropTech” — to the 37th annual Cornell Real Estate Conference.  The esteemed panel provided valuable insights into the exciting world of PropTech and the changing real estate environment in light of the ever-growing pervasiveness of… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – PropTech: The New Buzzword

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – The CEO’s Check-In

The theme of the 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference was “20/20: Hindsight and Foresight” and featured panelists who discussed the unfolding challenges, disruptions, and opportunities in commercial real estate as 2020 approaches. Opening remarks by the Cornell Real Estate Council’s Chairman Paul Rubacha, Co-Founder and Principal of Ashley Capital, and Board Member Lynn Zuckerman… Continue Reading 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – The CEO’s Check-In

Student Housing in India – Challenges and the Way Forward

In this article, the second in a two-part series (Link to Part 1) on student housing in India, current challenges to the industry are examined. The scope is limited to legal and investment challenges that may be encountered by developers, operators, and investors of student housing in India.  Since formal student housing is in its… Continue Reading Student Housing in India – Challenges and the Way Forward

Middle-Tier Suburban Retail: A Southern Anomaly?

The mass population exodus to the suburbs in the 1950’s and 1960’s resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of new suburban homes across the country, and thus, the birth of the suburban shopping center. While suburban growth rates naturally varied by region, the Southeastern United States benefited from multiple factors which encouraged the… Continue Reading Middle-Tier Suburban Retail: A Southern Anomaly?

Time for a Resurgence of Rental Apartments in Toronto

Introduction Fig 1. Rendering of “The #Unignorable Tower.” Photo Credit: United Way Greater Toronto & Norm Li (Li, 2019) As it rises to become a formidable economy, Toronto faces a crucial time in its history.  The problems of housing shortage and affordability have persisted in the past, but are now even more prevalent as the… Continue Reading Time for a Resurgence of Rental Apartments in Toronto

Value for Money Analysis as a Decision-Making tool for Public-Private Partnerships

The benefits of involving the private sector in traditionally public roles of delivery and operations of mega-projects include the sharing of risks, more effective vetting of the financial viability of projects, integrating resources, applying best practices and innovations, and establishing a life cycle-long perspective of costs and accountability (Rocca, 2017). Amidst the context of strained… Continue Reading Value for Money Analysis as a Decision-Making tool for Public-Private Partnerships

Interview with Anne Fadullon – Director of Planning and Development for the City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia has undergone significant real estate development over the past decade. Such growth has had many positive benefits for local communities and residents. That said, many issues that have plagued the region for decades have still remained a concern for planners in Philadelphia. Poverty levels continue to be a major impediment that planners hope to… Continue Reading Interview with Anne Fadullon – Director of Planning and Development for the City of Philadelphia