The Cornell Center for
Real Estate and Finance

March 2020 Newsletter
From the Director 
The Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF) finished 2019 in great shape and we are looking forward to a productive 2020. Spring is an active time in the Real Estate world, and here at CREF we are no exception with multiple events in the works...Read more

CREF Highlights
UBC Saunder International Real Estate Case Competition, Vancouver, British Columbia
Cornell team members place 3rd in the competition. Cornell SHA Tori Weissman discuss her team's experiences overcoming travel difficulties, and placing 3rd in the competition...Read more
Annual Real Estate Student trek to NYC
This year, members of the Cornell Real Estate Club (CREC) had the opportunity to meet with professionals from Aulder Capital, Rialto Capital, Centerbridge Partners, Newmark Knight Frank, and JPMorgan Chase & Co...Read more
Crocker Quarterly Indices: 2019 Ends on a Whimper
Only hotels in the New England region, and to a lesser extent the Midwest region, experienced a positive price momentum this quarter, although both regions suffered poor performance from a year-over-year perspective...Read more

Spring Highlights
Announcing the 5th Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition. CREF and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) are joining together to host this year’s competition being held on May 17-19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Center for Real Estate and Finance, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and real estate faculty member Peng Liu at the School of Hotel Administration are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Real Estate Symposium on May 1, 2020. Featuring six key note speakers from the USA and Canada.
The 5th Annual Titans of Real Estate, hosted by the Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Baker Program in Real Estate at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is scheduled for May 8, 2020.
Spotlighting Advisory Board Members 
Jackie Soffer, P '20, is the Chairman and CEO of Turnberry, one of the country’s premier real estate development groups specializing in large-scale retail, hospitality, residential and commercial assets. Over the past two decades, Soffer has evolved Turnberry into one of the country’s most creative and dynamic real estate forces...Read more
Jay Mantz, P '21, joined Rialto Capital in 2011, where he serves as president. Prior to Rialto, Mantz worked for Morgan Stanley from 1993 to 2011. At Morgan Stanley, Mantz was the head of real estate investing from 2000 to 2005, co-head of the real estate department in 2006, and served as global co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Bank Group...Read more
Marty Burger, P '17 and P '20, is chief executive officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s acquisitions and development efforts in the United States and abroad...Read more
Save the Dates
March 12, 2020        C&I Career Networking Event, Ithaca, NY
May 1, 2020             
2nd Annual Real Estate Symposium, Ithaca, NY
May 8, 2020             
5th Annual Titans of Real Estate Panel Discussion, NYC  
May 17-19, 2020       
5th Annual ICSC & Cornell Real Estate Case Competition, Las Vegas, NV
CREF Featured Corporate Partners

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