Director’s Message

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Welcome to the Baker Program in Real Estate!

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.

The Baker Program in Real Estate is uniquely positioned to meet this challenge.

As part of the larger field of real estate education and research at Cornell University, the Baker Program’s intellectual breadth and immersive culture offer students a unique combination of in-depth classroom learning and real-world experience. New administrative leadership, new real estate faculty members, a revamped curriculum, and a newly invigorated real estate alumni network have converged to support this program.

This expansion in the Baker Program is a direct result of a concerted effort by Cornell to raise the profile of real estate education and research across the university. Central to this strategy has been the aggressive engagement of the nearly 2,000 Cornell real estate alumni around the globe. These real estate alumni hail from every college on campus and work in fields as diverse as architecture, development, investment, property management, design, and civil engineering, and cross nearly every asset class. To this end, chapters of the Cornell Real Estate Council have held regional meetings around the globe.

Exciting times are ahead for Baker Program students, Cornell real estate faculty, and alumni.


Daniel Lebret, PhD
Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate; Senior Lecturer
Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration