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Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

December 10, 2018
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 ...


The Rise of an Urban-Suburban

December 5, 2018
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 ...


Making the Case for REIT Ownership of Airports:

December 4, 2018
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 ...


DSS Wrap-Up: Art Adler, SHA ’78

December 2, 2018
  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 ...


SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

November 24, 2018
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 ...


Should Countries Restrict Foreign Real Estate Investment?

November 20, 2018
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 ...


DSS Wrap-Up: Jim Dow, Head of Acquisitions, St. Bride’s Managers LLC

November 18, 2018
This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed back Cornell alumnus Jim Dow (BA, Economics ‘91) for its Distinguished Speaker Series. Jim is an experienced real estate private equity executive ...


Mass Timber is Ushering in a New Era of Wood Building

November 15, 2018
In recent years a small renaissance has taken place in North America regarding wood buildings, propelled by the emergence of “mass timber” construction.  The increased popularity of mass timber is ...


Pop-Ups Offer Landlords a Perfect Fit

November 12, 2018
Developers and landlords are faced with a perennial issue: how can they more fully utilize their properties, particularly during lease-up? The period from building completion to stabilization, and any ...


DSS Wrap-Up: Bruce Menin, Principal, Crescent Heights

November 12, 2018
On November 8, 2018, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Bruce Menin, Principal of Crescent Heights, to campus as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  Crescent Heights is a vertically-integrated ...