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The Role of the Real Estate Industry in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

October 21, 2018
The United Nations recently published a startling new report that cited the worsening effects of climate change. The report noted that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the temperature ...


Even Hospitality is Going Modular

October 15, 2018
Modular buildings are not a new phenomenon – interest in prefabrication dates as far back as 1935 when Sears Roebuck and Co. announced that it would build and ship fully assembled homes, a touch more ...


EB-5 Financing Once Again Faces an Uncertain Future

October 14, 2018
Photo Credit:  Neil Moralee via Compfight Governmental sources of funding are often contentious or controversial in real estate projects, but perhaps none is more politically charged than EB-5 financing. ...


DSS Wrap-up: Matthew D. Shore (’00), Chief Investment Officer – DRA Advisors

October 7, 2018
This week, the Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed back another alumnus of Cornell, Matthew Shore (Cornell ‘00), for its Distinguished Speaker Series. Matthew is the Chief Investment Officer at DRA ...


“Wicked” Problems and Real Estate Development

October 3, 2018
Real estate development occurring in the public domain often must grapple with the complicated perspectives of a variety of stakeholders. Practitioners must therefore be adept at addressing divergent values ...


DSS Wrap-Up: Barry DiRaimondo (MBA ’85), CEO of SteelWave LLC

October 1, 2018
On September 27, 2018, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate welcomed Barry DiRaimondo, Chief Executive Officer of SteelWave LLC, to campus as part of the program’s Distinguished Speaker Series.  SteelWave ...


DSS Wrap-Up: Prashant Arul Raj (MPS RE ’00), Head of Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance

September 24, 2018
This past Thursday the Baker Program had the pleasure of welcoming back to campus Prashant Arul Raj, Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance at Guggenheim Partners. Prashant is a graduate (MPS RE ‘00) ...


2018 Summer Internships: Jimin Won, ACRES Capital, LLC.

September 24, 2018
When I came to the Baker Program, I aimed to gain a better understanding of real estate finance to propel my capacity as a developer and entrepreneur. I chose to spend my summer at ACRES Capital due to ...


2018 Summer Internships: Lera Covington, Albanese Organization, Inc. (4 min)

September 21, 2018
  I entered the Baker Program in Real Estate in 2017 as a career switcher.  Having cut my teeth in the financial services industry, I desired to pivot into a career in real estate development where ...


2018 Summer Internships: Ali Daye, SAS – Corporate Real Estate

September 18, 2018
The short nature of internships and the level of commitment required allows them to provide an opportunity to explore, unlike full-time jobs. This sense of wanting to branch out and explore something new ...