Advisory Board

Members of the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate’s Advisory Board are Cornell alumni who are company chairpersons, presidents, principals, partners, CEOs, and other industry executives who represent both the variety of disciplines and the geographic diversity of today’s real estate industry.

The board plays a critical role in advising on curricular relevancy, connecting Baker Program students with the real estate community, advocating on behalf of the program, lecturing, and providing support to students and faculty.

  • Imran Ahmed, Executive Managing Director, CBRE Capital Advisors
  • Richard A. Baker, Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company
  • Bruce D. Batkin, Vice Chairman, Terra Capital Partners
  • Russel S. Bernard, Founder, Westport Capital Partners LLC
  • Richard F. Dube, President and Owner, Tri-Land Properties, Inc.
  • James S. Eisenberg, Executive Vice President, Urban American Partners
  • Deborah S. Friedland, Managing Director, Eisner Amper LLP
  • Lynn Z. Gray, Founder and CEO, Campus Scout, LLC
  • Scott Guo, Acquistions and Leasing Associate, Exeter Property Group
  • Brandon P. Hall, Principal, Forstone Capital, LLC
  • Rodney C. Harris, President, Tribute at the Glen
  • Andrew W. Isikoff, Managing Director, The Silverfern Group
  • Tammy K. Jones, CEO, Basis Investment Group
  • Edward H. Marchant, Principal, EHM/ Real Estate Advisors
  • Adam S. Metz, Member/ Board of Directors, Forest City Trust
  • Matthew A. Mitchell, Managing Partner, SteepRock Capital
  • Peter J Nawara II, Starwood Capital
  • Carl F. Neuss, Principal and CEO, Pacific Cascade Group
  • Phil Proujansky, Managing Partner, Intefrated Acquisitions & Development
  • Dionis J. Rodriguez, Managing Partner, Crimson Rock Capital
  • Paul D. Rubacha, CEO and Principal, Ashley Capital, LLC
  • David C. Rupert, President, Griffin Capital Corporation
  • David Schaefer, Managing Director, AEW Asia Limited
  • J. Allen Smith,
  • Duane J. Stiller, President, Woolbright Development, Inc.
  • Kirk A. Sykes, Managing Director, Accordia Partners
  • Thomas A. Vecchione, Principal, Vocon
  • Catherine von Seggern, Executive Director, Ernst & Young
  • Douglas M. Weill, Managing Partner, Hodes Weill & Associates
  • Eileen E. Weingarten, Vice President, Forest City Ratner Company