Cornell Real Estate Review

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 […]

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 […]

Leadership and Democracy will Vindicate Airbnb in 2020

Airbnb, the online marketplace for short-term rentals, has announced that its forthcoming debut in public markets is likely to take place in 2020. The company has created a platform for […]

Value for Money Analysis as a Decision-Making tool for Public-Private Partnerships

The benefits of involving the private sector in traditionally public roles of delivery and operations of mega-projects include the sharing of risks, more effective vetting of the financial viability of […]


On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate hosted Michael Sellman (A&S ’04), Co-CEO of Calatrava Grace, a firm focused on international real estate investment and […]

Construction Costs: On the Rise

The commercial real estate industry is currently riding the wave of the 11th year of its cycle, interest rates are continually getting cut, money is cheap to borrow, and cities […]

Paul Macpherson, Seasoned Real Estate Executive, Reflects on 35+ Year Career Across the Globe

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Baker Program in Real Estate had the pleasure of hosting Paul Macpherson for the Distinguished Speaker Series.  This marked Mr. Macpherson’s third time participating […]

Sajan Hansji: Defining risks through the lens of a Real Estate Entrepreneur

How one person views risk, may be completely different from how somebody else sees it.  This was the underlying theme of the day when Sajan Hansji visited the Baker Program […]

DSS Wrap-up: Lisa Colacurcio, Head of Fund Management at Gemdale USA

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Cornell alumna Lisa Colacurcio back to campus as a speaker in its Fall 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series.  […]

Interview with Anne Fadullon – Director of Planning and Development for the City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia has undergone significant real estate development over the past decade. Such growth has had many positive benefits for local communities and residents. That said, many issues that have plagued […]