After many pandemic related delays, the Cornell Real Estate Council was finally able to return to campus, hosting a 2-day, 3-part roundtable series focused on Careers, Skills and ESG in Commercial Real Estate, on April 19th and 20th. The event featured an afternoon, evening and breakfast discussion, moderated by Lynn Gray, board member and Founder and CEO of Campus Scout LLC. Open to all Cornell undergraduate and graduate students, the roundtables revolved around 7 distinct panelists representing a broad range of fields within the real estate industry including research, asset management, development, consulting, affordable housing, and Environmental, Social and Governance.
With up to 60 students in attendance per topic, discussions were designed to encourage students to ask questions within an informal, comfortable environment, which included panelists placed at each of the tables in the room, along with student participants. After each discussion, there was ample opportunity to network with and ask additional questions to panelists, board members and staff over refreshments. Participants expressed that they benefited from meeting such experienced professionals, enjoyed all the conversations, and were happy this event was able to happen and run so smoothly and in person.
Planned and executed by our Advisory, Women and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Groups, this initiative focused on providing commercial real estate exposure and representation to students of all majors and backgrounds, and specifically women and people of color. The evening roundtable, skills in commercial real estate, was also available via livestream to any HBCU Case Competition participants who were able to tune in, a service generously provided by eCornell. You can read more about all of our amazing panelists and meaningful event, in addition to viewing more photos on our social media pages, here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cornell-real-estate-council, https://www.instagram.com/cornellrealestatecouncil, and www.facebook.com/cornell.rec.3.
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