Tokenized Real Estate: Creating New Investing and Financing Channels Through Blockchain

In 2018, New York City-based asset management firm Elevated Returns completed a tokenized real estate offering for $18 million on the Ethereum blockchain. The asset was the St. Regis Resort […]

5th Annual Real Estate Shark Tank at Cornell University

Last week, Cornell University hosted the 5th Annual Real Estate Shark Tank for the graduating class of 2019 of the Baker Program in Real Estate. This capstone project is a […]

The Fourth Annual Titans of Real Estate

On Friday, April 19, 2019, Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Baker Program in Real Estate hosted the Fourth Annual Titans of Real Estate at Cipriani […]

How Algorithms Will Threaten the American Dream

In commercial real estate the single-family housing market is often treated as a different industry entirely.  Indeed, transactions in single family housing are often conducted between non-sophisticated owners and, more […]


On Thursday, April 11th, Darien Wright joined Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate to lead an insightful discussion on extended stay hotels.  Mr. Wright began his tenure with Brookfield Property […]

The Need for Land Value Capture in Infrastructure: the case of the Tappan Zee Bridge

Public infrastructure has long been financed through direct government budgetary appropriation, grants, and government borrowing.  The long-term debts have typically been repaid from revenues generated by the asset through user […]

The Need for Privatized Student Housing

In today’s hyper-competitive college application process, student housing is a focus for many institutions of higher learning.  The administrations and boards of trustees often believe that, by creating more attractive […]

The Growth of Branded Residences

Residential buildings affiliated with popular brands have been around for quite some time. In today’s globalized market, however, they are seeing exponential growth, as wealthy individuals are looking for second […]

DSS Wrap-Up: Panel Discussion, Baker Program Class of 2014

Over the last several years a tradition has formed within the Baker Program in Real Estate of inviting back to campus members of the graduating class from five years prior. […]