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


Taylor Palma


Born and raised in New York, Taylor has had five years of experience in the hedge fund space with the titles of executive assistant and chief of staff, but is new to the real estate industry. She graduated from James Madison University honors college in 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management, a minor in business administration with a concentration in leadership. She is now acting as the administrative coordinator for the Cornell Real Estate Council.


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.