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DSS Wrap-up: Richard Latella, Executive Managing Director (Cushman & Wakefield)

This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Richard Latella for his second time at the Distinguished Speaker Series.  Mr. Latella has had a long and industrious career at Cushman & Wakefield, which he joined in 1983 as a Senior Appraiser.  Today, he serves as an Executive Managing Director and leads the retail valuation… […]

DSS Wrap-Up: Seth Singerman (SHA ’99) CEO of Singerman Real Estate

On February 7th, 2019, the Baker Program welcomed Seth Singerman (SHA ’99) back to campus to present as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series. As a leader in real estate private equity, Seth has built a multi-billion-dollar firm on the principles of discipline and integrity. His firm, Singerman Real Estate is a value investor with… […]

DSS Wrap-Up: Jeffrey Resetco, Senior Director – Development with Greystar (formerly EdR)

On Thursday, January 31st the Spring 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series kicked off with a phenomenal presentation by Jeffrey Resetco, Senior Director of Development with Greystar, formerly EdR Collegiate Housing.  Prior to its merger with Greystar in September 2018, EdR was one of the largest student housing developers in the country.  In his current role, Mr.… […]

Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel.  Online sales are projected to grow by over $600 billion… […]

The Rise of an Urban-Suburban

Come 2019, millennials are projected to overtake baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation (Fry, 2018).  It is imperative to understand how this shift will drive transformation of the built environment in the near future.  Key among millennials preferences, is that of a live-work-play triad characterized as a flexible lifestyle that is experiential in nature… […]

Making the Case for REIT Ownership of Airports:

America’s once world-class infrastructure is in desperate need of repair. In recent years, bridge collapses and other engineering failures have sparked political debate about how the country’s aging public infrastructure should be addressed. Airports are often overlooked in this debate and viewed as less critical infrastructure, despite the fact that 1.7 million Americans get on… […]

DSS Wrap-Up: Art Adler, SHA ’78

  This week, the Baker Program concluded its Distinguished Speaker Series through an insightful conversation with JLL’s Arthur Adler.  Art is a distinguished alumnus from the Hotel School and has four decades of experience in American real estate, specifically in the hospitality industry.  He has been with Jones Lang Lasalle for 18 years, and currently… […]


Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google that is working with the city of Toronto in revitalizing 750 acres along the city’s Eastern Waterfront, made headlines this year. Controversy arose when questions surrounding data collection, privacy, and who owns the information collected in public began surfacing on the project, Sidewalk Toronto (Scola, 2018). This caused… […]

Should Countries Restrict Foreign Real Estate Investment?

Foreign real estate investment in major cities throughout the world has increased rapidly in recent years.  Investors from the U.S., China, and the Middle East have turned to foreign real estate markets to capitalize on tax advantages, stable growth prospects, and political security (French, 2015).  Investing in foreign markets has also provided portfolio diversification benefits… […]