Cornell Real Estate Review

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… […]


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… […]

37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference – Panel Wrap Up – Placemaking

At Cornell’s 37th Real Estate Conference, placemaking was part of many conversations throughout the day.  In fact, there was a panel specifically dedicated to placemaking joined by esteemed industry guests Ben Bernstein, Co-founder and Principal of Redsky Capital, Adam Flatto, President and CEO of The Georgetown Company, Maryanne Gilmartin, Co-founder and CEO of L&L MAG,… […]

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… […]

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… […]

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… […]

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… […]

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… […]

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… […]

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… […]