Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Cornell Real Estate Club Session with Richard Baker ’88, Governor and Executive Chairman Hudson’s Bay Company

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Please join us for an informal presentation with Richard Baker, a graduate of Cornell University, as well as Governor and Executive Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company. Richard Baker has been HBC's Governor since July 2008. Mr. Baker is also the Executive Chairman and was previously the CEO of the Company. Mr. Baker owns of National Realty & Development Corp. ("NRDC"), one of the Unites States largest privately owned real estate development companies, along with his father, Mr. Robert Baker. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for ROIC (Retail Opportunity Investment Corp) which is a REIT listed on the NASDAQ Exchange that focuses on acquiring retail properties on the west coast of the United States. 

Mr. Baker is a member of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University, and also serves or has served on several councils and advisory boards at Cornell including: the Baker Program in Real Estate Advisory Board, the School of Hotel Administration Advisory Council, the Center for Real Estate and Finance Advisory Board, and the Center for Real Estate and Finance Industry Fellows.

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Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Open Session with Richard Baker ’88, Governor and Executive Chairman Hudson’s Bay Company

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Please join us for an informal presentation with Richard Baker, a graduate of Cornell University, as well as Governor and Executive Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company. Richard Baker has been HBC's Governor since July 2008. Mr. Baker is also the Executive Chairman and was previously the CEO of the Company. Mr. Baker owns of National Realty & Development Corp. ("NRDC"), one of the Unites States largest privately owned real estate development companies, along with his father, Mr. Robert Baker. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for ROIC (Retail Opportunity Investment Corp) which is a REIT listed on the NASDAQ Exchange that focuses on acquiring retail properties on the west coast of the United States.  

Mr. Baker is a member of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University, and also serves or has served on several councils and advisory boards at Cornell including: the Baker Program in Real Estate Advisory Board, the School of Hotel Administration Advisory Council, the Center for Real Estate and Finance Advisory Board, and the Center for Real Estate and Finance Industry Fellows

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Oct
26
12:00 AM00:00

Event with Ithaca High School

CREC is excited to work with Ithaca High School’s students. As a club, CREC’s members have a deep-rooted passion for the industry. Since many of us did not have exposure to the real estate world and the multitude of career paths prior to Cornell, we would love to share the valuable insight we have learned in the commercial real estate world with the IHS students. Our goal would be to discuss commercial real estate as a potential career as well as other exciting opportunities and industry events.

Some key topics we would like to cover with the students are as follows:

  • Real estate information available at their disposal

    • Online resources

    • Subscriptions to real estate news services

    • Interesting real estate classes

  • The importance of a basic real estate understanding and its value regardless of career choice

  • Our personal development from high school students to Cornell to the professional world

  • Career opportunities in real estate

We are excited about the opportunity to engage in an information session with the IHS students about commercial real estate. We are looking forward to speaking to the students.

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Oct
30
4:30 PM16:30

Open Real Estate Session with Cheryl Boyer ’87 and Jonathan Korr ’09

Please join us for an informal presentation with Cheryl Boyer and Jonathan Korr, both graduates of Cornell University, from Fulcrum Hospitality LLC, a boutique advisory, asset management and real estate investment firm focused on the hospitality and gaming industries.  Founded in 2011, Fulcrum oversees nearly $6 billion in assets comprising over 12,000 branded, lifestyle and independent hotel rooms. Founded in 2011, Fulcrum oversees nearly $6 billion in assets comprising over 12,000 branded, lifestyle and independent hotel rooms.   

 Cheryl Boyer is Chief Operating Officer and Jonathan Korr is the Director of Fulcrum Hospitality. Recognized as an active industry leader, Cheryl is a Board Member and Immediate Past President of the Cornell Hotel Society, Membership Chair of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and is a member of the Cornell University Council, Cornell Hotel School Dean’s Advisory Board, Hospitality Asset Managers Association and Lodging Industry Investment Council.  Cheryl is also Past President of WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate, and Board Member and Past President of the WX Charitable Trust.

Come prepared with questions! Dress is business casual. Space is limited –REGISTER TO ATTEND.

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Cornell Real Estate Club. Contact cref@cornell.edu with questions.

 

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Nov
1
4:30 PM16:30

Open Session with Michael Nash, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder and Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies

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Please join us for an informal presentation with Michael Nash, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder and Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies.  He is based in New York.  Mr. Nash is a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee for both Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors.  He is also Executive Chairman of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, a NYSE listed REIT, and is the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of the Blackstone Real Estate Income Funds, which is a complex of registered closed-end funds.  Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Nash was with Merrill Lynch from 1997 to 2007 where he led the firm’s Real Estate Principal Investment Group - Americas. 

 Prior to 1997, Mr. Nash held various positions with Barclays Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Deloitte Haskins & Sells. Mr. Nash received a B.S. in Accounting from State University of New York at Albany, as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.

Come prepared with questions! Dress is business casual. Space is limited – REGISTER TO ATTEND.

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Nov
1
4:30 PM16:30

Seaview Investors Roundtable with Robert Alter, President

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Robert Alter, one of the premier hotel investment and management executives in the industry. Mr. Alter is Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO). After founding Sunstone in 1985, he took the company public in 1995 with 10 hotels and a total enterprise value of $75 million with revenues of $30 million. In 1999, Mr. Alter joined with Westbrook Partners to execute a management-led leveraged buyout of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. The transaction closed in November 1999 with a total valuation of over $900 million. During the period of 1999 to 2004, Sunstone Hotel Investors, LLC (private company) continued to acquire, renovate and reposition hotels. During the 22-year period of Mr. Alter’s position as CEO, Sunstone acquired 125 hotel properties with over 20,000 guest rooms, and disposed of 80 hotels. Sunstone currently owns interests in 30 hotels operated under such brands as Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, and Fairmont, and has a total enterprise value over $4.0 billion dollars. 

Mr. Alter is currently President of Seaview Investors, LLC, a real estate investment management company that operates hotels in Southern California and Colorado. Seaview Investors is involved in the operations and management of four hotels. Mr. Alter has experience with adaptive reuse projects. He converted a 215,000 square-foot office building into the 231-room Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles Century Boulevard in 2015. Mr. Alter continues to analyze investment opportunities in all sectors of the hotel industry. Most recently, Seaview acquired a 282,000 square-foot office building near LAX and is in the process of converting into a dual-branded 168-room Curio by Hilton and a 122-room Homewood Suites by Hilton. 

Mr. Alter is the current chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Tejon Ranch Company (NYSE: TRC), one of the largest landowners in California; and a member of the Board of Directors of West Coast University, a private, proprietary, nonsectarian, coeducational institution. Mr. Alter serves on the Board of Advisors for Quest Hospitality Ventures, LLC, venture capital fund for hospitality industry start-up companies. Mr. Alter is a member of the AHLA Board of Directors and the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is past president of the Holiday Inn Franchise Association; former member of the Marriott Franchise board (MINA); served as Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the American Hotel & Lodging Association; and was former Chairman of AHLA PAC. Mr. Alter is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

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Nov
7
4:30 PM16:30

Real Estate 101

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Please join us for our second Real Estate 101 session. This is an excellent real estate enrichment opportunity. Hosted by CREC Executive Board members, the lecture will provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of the industry, and get prepared for internship recruitment. 

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Oct
18
4:30 PM16:30

Real Estate Club Session with David Israel ’09

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Please join us for an informal presentation with David Israel, a graduate of Cornell University, who quickly rose through the ranks to become Senior Vice President at hotelAve. David Israel, CHA is the youngest leader in the history of hotelAVE, one of the largest independent hotel real estate asset management and advising firms in North America with over $5.5B of hotel assets under management and advisement on an additional $10B of hotel real estate annually. Known by peers, clients and industry principals as a creative, resourceful and analytical mastermind with great instincts and impeccable attention to detail, David is on a mission to shape the next generation of hospitality.

 He is a driving force in hotelAVE’s New York consulting and advisory practice, heading up operations and strategy to help the world’s leading banks, investment funds, and most renowned high-net-worth individuals maximize the investment value of hotel properties, including independent, boutique and branded affiliations. David oversees more than 30 advisory assignments annually and asset management teams overseeing 10 assets in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Miami and The Caribbean.

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Oct
17
4:30 PM16:30

General Body Meeting/Real Estate 101

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Please join us for our second General Body meeting of the semester. We will discuss a number of new and unique opportunities, as well as upcoming speakers. 

Immediately following the General Body, we will be hosting our first Real Estate 101 session. This is an excellent real estate enrichment opportunity. Hosted by CREC Executive Board members, the lecture will provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of the industry, and get prepared for internship recruitment. 

General Body: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

RE101: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

Chicago Trek

The Cornell Real Estate Club is hosting its first real estate recruitment trek to Chicago, IL on October 4 - 5.  Members interested in recruiting for internships and full-time opportunities with reputable real estate firms are encouraged to apply.  We will be visiting with LaSalle Investment Management, Harrison Street Capital, Hyatt Development, AJ Capital Partners, Singerman Real Estate, CBRE Hotels, HFF, and CHS Chicago Chapter. 

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Sep
28
3:15 PM15:15

Speaker Session: Fred Wilpon, Co-Founder of Sterling Equities and Owner of the NY Mets and Co

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Please join the Cornell Real Estate Club for an exciting roundtable discussion with Fred Wilpon, Co-Founder and Chairman of Sterling Equities and Owner of the New York Mets. 

Sterling Equities is a fully integrated real estate operating company 32.5 million square feet of office and retail space across 43 states. Notable developments include: 575 Fifth Avenue, 450 Lexington Avenue, Citi Field, and 450 Park Avenue. Additionally, Sterling Equities acquired full ownership of the New York Mets in 2002 and runs their affiliated TV Network, SNY.

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Sep
21
12:01 AM00:01

NYC Trek

The Cornell Real Estate Club is hosting its annual real estate recruitment trek to New York, NY on September 21.  Members interested in recruiting for internships and full-time opportunities with reputable real estate firms are encouraged to apply.  We will be visiting PGIM Real Estate, Goldman Sachs, Eastdil Secured, and PJT Partners. 

 

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