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New Chair for Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate

We are pleased to announce Professor Stuart S. Rosenthal as Chair of the multicollege Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate. Rosenthal came to Cornell from Syracuse University, where he was the Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics and a senior research associate in the university’s Center for Policy Research.

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$30 Million Gift Names Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate

A gift from Paul Rubacha ’72, MBA ’73, co-founder of one of the largest privately held industrial real estate investment companies in the U.S., will establish the Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate. The $30 million commitment includes $25 million to name the new department and a $5 million challenge fund to incentivize additional philanthropy.

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News & Highlights

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February 13, 2024

Baker Program in Real Estate Announces STEM Designation and +1 Option for Undergrads

The Baker Program announces two developments that enhance the value of its MPS-RE degree and open it up to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

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September 18, 2023

Equity and Prosperity: 5 Questions with Real Estate Chair Stuart S. Rosenthal

Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate chair Stuart Rosenthal outlines links between economics, real estate markets, and the health of communities.

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July 13, 2023

Recent Grad Sets His Sights on Real Estate Opportunities in the Caribbean

Browne graduated from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Now he aims to bring his expertise back to a region close to his heart.


Cornell Real Estate Review

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March 29, 2023

Fulton Market: A Modern Push Towards the 15-Minute City

In 1923, the Chicago City Club sponsored a competition to address “the theoretical and practical parameters, social and physical, of a micro-community in a suburban context with a focus on housing.”1  William E. Drummond, a student in the Frank Lloyd Wright studio, offered the concept of the “Neighborhood Unit.” This innovative urban design suggested that… Continue Reading Fulton Market: A Modern Push Towards the 15-Minute City

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February 17, 2023

Real Estate Development in the U.A.E: Adding to the Architectural and Cultural Fabric of Sharjah

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate recently welcomed a distinguished speaker from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Excellency Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, to share with us his experience leading the transformation and economic diversification of the emirate of Sharjah.  Mr. Al Sarkal is currently the Managing Director of Chapter 3 LLC and the… Continue Reading Real Estate Development in the U.A.E: Adding to the Architectural and Cultural Fabric of Sharjah

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November 15, 2022

Summer 2022 Real Estate Internship Experiences

This past summer, our Review editors had the excellent opportunity to work with exceptional firms in diverse locations. Below are some key highlights from their respective experiences: Dahlia Idris, BXP Company, Seattle, Washington In this short reflective essay it is difficult to sum up ten weeks’ worth of insightful and enlightening experience as Boston Properties’… Continue Reading Summer 2022 Real Estate Internship Experiences