CREC Leadership Team

Profiles of the national Leadership Team of the Cornell Real Estate Council

The Leadership Team Needs YOU!!

CREC is looking for leaders (and those who would like to grow into leaders) to join our Leadership Team. We are reaching out to alumni of Cornell University who work in the very broadly defined ‘real estate industry’ and to current students studying real estate or related fields, to encourage your involvement.

Just as Cornell was founded on a mission of diversity, so too are we focused on building a leadership team with diverse points of view, and varying degrees of experience and seniority. We would like to re-engage those who have volunteered in the past, and attract new leaders, including those who are in the early stages of their careers.

The current CREC Leadership Team includes a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board which oversees the following subcommittees: Development & Fundraising, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Marketing & Membership, Programming & Conferences and University Relations.

Board of Directors

Advisory Board


Emily Reith


Emily H. Reith is an Adjunct Professor within the Undergraduate and Graduate Urban Studies programs at Worcester State University, teaching Land Use & Urban Economics and Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy. Additionally, she is a commercial real estate consultant and the Coordinator for the Cornell Real Estate Council, one of the largest university-based real estate alumni networks in the world.

Emily began her consulting career after receiving her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University‘s City & Regional Planning Program and her Master’s in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Emily’s real estate advisory work has included international companies such as Ernst & Young and Lendlease LMB, with a focus on using analytics to raise performance standards across projects and portfolios through incremental improvements. Emily’s volunteer roles with Cornell include several years as a Class Officer, Alumni Interviewer, and City & Regional Planning Department Liaison, connecting students and alumni through various platforms and events.


George Sotelo

George is a sophomore in the Hotel School with a minor in Real Estate from Dorado, Puerto Rico. George has completed internships at the Plaza Hotel, JLL, and Hodges Ward Elliott. George will be spending his sophomore summer at UBS Investment Bank’s Investment Banking Division in New York City. On-campus, George is involved with the Cornell Real Estate Club, his social fraternity, and is an Orientation Leader. In his free time, George likes watching Miami Heat basketball, learning about the different travel reward programs, and listening to pagode music. Career-wise, George is hoping to pursue a career in Hotel Acquisitions.

Priscilla Wongso

Priscilla is a Freshman from Dallas, Texas. She is enrolled in the Hotel School intending to minor in Real Estate. On campus she is involved in the Cornell Real Estate Club and finance club, Diversity on the Street, where she serves as VP of External Relations. Priscilla is also a member of Cornell’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team. Career wise, she is continuously exploring and hopes to pursue a career in Hospitality Real Estate.

Federico Sanchez

Federico is a freshman in the Hotel School with a minor in Real Estate from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federico has completed internships at the Sheraton, the AC Hotel by Marriott, and Interlink. Federico will be spending his freshman summer at Highgate’s Real Estate Acquisitions division in New York City. On campus, Federico is a mentee in CREC’s Mentorship program and plans to join a social fraternity this spring. Federico is an avid NBA fan routing for the Boston Celtics, and also enjoys playing poker, stand-up comedy, and discovering new genres of music. Career-wise, Federico plans to pursue a career in Hotel Acquisitions and Development.