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Robust growth in global real estate has catapulted the industry to new heights. The need for experienced leaders with specialized knowledge in all facets of the field has never been greater.

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Cornell Real Estate Review

February 21, 2020

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

February 19, 2020

Joe LeVine and Ben Pfinsgraff: An Uncommon Vision Creating Community

On Thursday, February 13th, 2020, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate had the unique pleasure of hosting two speakers during the week’s Distinguished Speaker Series – Joe Levine and Ben Pfinsgraff. Levine is co-founder of Mercer Street Partners, a New York City-based value-add real estate investment firm, where he leads the acquisitions and asset… Continue Reading Joe LeVine and Ben Pfinsgraff: An Uncommon Vision Creating Community

Warren de Haan with the Baker Program’s DSS Class
February 13, 2020


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”

News & Highlights

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January 14, 2020

Baker Program in Real Estate transforms passionate students into industry leaders

Students in the Baker program earn an MPS in real estate (MPS-RE) and are ready to hit the ground running when they graduate from this two-year program.

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December 16, 2019

Women in Investing Conference draws top MBA students and industry leaders

Networking, stock-pitching, panels, and more were on the program at the Parker Center’s 10th annual MBA Women in Investing Conference.

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April 11, 2018

Baker students win top prize in ARGUS challenge

Three students from the Baker program, along with Professor Crocker Liu, won first place for their case submission at this year's ARGUS University Challenge, a competition between teams of aspiring real estate professionals from more than forty universities around the world.