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Real estate titans discuss the importance of mentorship

Real estate developers Howard Milstein ’73 (A&S) and William Rudin inherited impressive business portfolios from their fathers and grandfathers, and their children will one day lead their holdings into the future. Those children—Michael…
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Cornell Graduate Real Estate Students Win Prestigious ULI Hines Case Competition

For the first time, a multidisciplinary team of Cornell students from architecture, city and regional planning, and the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate has won the $50,000 first prize in the annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines…
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What to Do on Your Summer Vacation

If you are lucky enough to have a summer internship within real estate, here are some tips to maximize the value of your summer experience. First, many firms use summer internships as their primary source for hiring full time employees.…
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Relationships 101: A Recent Graduate’s Guide to a Successful Mentor/Mentee Relationship

During my time in the Baker Program at Cornell, I was able to choose a formal Mentor that is a leader in the real estate field for the tenure of my graduate education.  While initially overwhelming, with a choice of 50 of the top leaders in…
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Intersession Treks: Dubai & Seattle

Graduate students in Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate are departing from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates after six days of exploring the City of Gold’s real estate landscape.  The trip to Dubai was the Baker Program’s third annual…
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400 New Members and Counting

The Cornell Real Estate Council (CREC) Leadership Team would like to announce that we've reached our goal of attracting 400 registered members by the end of 2017. This goal was reached on December 11th, a full 20 days before the end of the year!…
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Why I Chose Cornell - Krizia Calmet, Baker '19

It is hard to believe that the first semester is halfway completed. This has been an amazing introduction to the journey through the Baker Program in Real Estate. There is no doubt in my mind that I chose the right program for my Master’s…
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It’s not just about Wall Street – Try Wewatta Street

Many years ago, while working for a public real estate investment company, my second job after graduating from Cornell Law School, I swore to myself and everyone who would listen that I would never work on Wall Street. As Charles Dickens said…
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My First Position after Cornell - Stephen Porter, Baker '15

Upon graduating from the Baker Program in 2015, I accepted a role as a Development Manager with Skanska USA Commercial Development in Seattle, Washington. Skanska is best known as one of the world’s largest construction companies, but it is…
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RE Profession - Living and Working for CBRE in Austria

Life in real estate in Europe (specifically at CBRE in Austria) is good at the moment – the historically rock bottom long-term interest rates in combination with the relatively strong Euro attract yield-hungry capital with no end in sight. What…