Real world experience and industry insight
The Cornell Baker Program’s commitment to assisting students as they search for a challenging and specialized summer internship is often cited by students and employers alike as a distinguishing feature of the program.
These summer internships offer you industry application of your graduate coursework, and an opportunity to experience a sector of the industry you are considering for your post-Cornell career. Additionally, internships are an excellent opportunity to try out companies, cities, and industry sectors that you are considering for your career, post-program. Our graduates find that this gives them a distinct edge in finding leadership positions in the industry upon graduation.
Internships take place during the summer between the first and second year and are typically aligned with a chosen area of concentration.
Juan BritoMPS RE '18
Through the Cornell network and alumni from the Baker Program, Brito was able to secure a summer position with AECOM Tishman Construction, a Fortune 500 company and a leader in the field of design and construction with a strong global presence, responsible for around 58 percent of New York’s buildings over 1,000 feet tall.
Recent projects includes One World Trade Center and One Bryant Park. Focusing on project management and construction, Brito was part of the project management group based in New York.
Sean MashianMPS RE '18
Real estate development and sustainability
Capstone Advisors is a diversified real estate investment, development, and asset-management company.
Capstone invests for its own account, having been the equity investor in over $2 billion of residential development projects, and is also an active joint-venture operator, having partnered with some of the world’s largest financial institutions and real estate investment funds.
Mashian came in as a summer associate, working on projects at the investor level in asset management, development, and acquisitions.
Annamaria LookmanMPS RE '16
Commercial and hospitality development
Brickman Associates is a real estate private equity firm with 20 years of experience investing in real estate debt and equity. The firm has invested more than $3.4 billion of total capital in more than 78 real estate transactions throughout the U.S. Brickman owns, manages, and develops real estate in-house.
The firm is able to bring operational, management, and market expertise to the acquisition and origination of middle-market debt and equity investment opportunities. Through its investment vehicles, the firm owns and manages over 2.2 million square feet of office and residential real estate.
Lookman worked on acquisitions, asset management, and real estate finance.
Julio DuranMPS RE '16
Real estate development and affordable housing
Prudential Real Estate Investors, Latin America (PREI) is a leader in the global real estate investment management business, offering a broad range of investment vehicles that invest in private and public market opportunities in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and Latin America.
Duran worked as an associate investor in the Miami office, with a focus on acquisitions, asset management, and real estate finance.
Scott GuoMPS RE '16
Development and sustainability
Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments, a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual Insurance, is one of the largest real estate investors in the U.S. with investments in commercial mortgages and equity holdings across all major property types, including apartments, office, retail, and industrial segments.
As a summer associate, Guo held a role that was rotational, with areas of focus in acquisitions and asset management.
Doug KimMPS RE '16
Residential real estate development
AEW Asia, a subsidiary of AEW Global, is the regional office of a global real estate investment management firm. AEW Asia operates from offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Seoul.
AEW Asia is the investment manager for private investment strategies across the Pacific Rim with holdings including core, core-plus, value-add, and opportunistic strategies investing in direct assets, REITs, and other real estate securities.
As a summer associate, Kim focused on acquisitions, asset management, and real estate finance.