CREC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Connect with us here to learn more about our CREC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives:
Advisory Board Members
Stephen Breedon is a Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles. At the firm, he invests in commercial, corporate, and residential real estate across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico closing over $1.5Bn in transactions to date. Prior to Oaktree, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley on real estate M&A and public offerings. Stephen is a proud graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. While at SHA, he served on the Dean’s Advisory Board, represented the Hotel School on the Student Assembly, was a TA for two Hotel School courses, and held a part-time job in the SHA Office of Student Services. Stephen received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. from Cornell University with a minor in real estate. He was born and raised in Teaneck, NJ.
CREC 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. Our needs are broad and include:
- Seasoned alumni willing to volunteer time, expertise, and funding. Regarding the latter, in order for CREC to be a first class organization and make a meaningful impact, we need to develop a budget, and over time a modest endowment to enable and fund our efforts.
- Active volunteers with good ideas, creativity and peer networks to conceive, market and host interesting events, contribute fresh content to our website and to our social media feed, and help organize the many other volunteers who want to help fulfill CREC’s mission.
- Leaders willing to organize and operate Regional Chapters. We are starting with a handful of chapters, but we are optimistic that others will form over our first couple years of operation.
- Leaders living and working outside the U.S. We know there are many Cornellians, including a number of Baker graduates, working in Europe and Asia, and we would love to connect with you and explore the feasibility of adding Regional Chapters overseas.