Cornell Real Estate Review



[Excerpt] The theme of the 37th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference was “20/20: Hindsight and Foresight” and featured panelists who discussed the unfolding challenges, disruptions, and opportunities in commercial real estate as 2020 approaches. Opening remarks by the Cornell Real Estate Council’s Chairman Paul Rubacha, Co-Founder and Principal of Ashley Capital, and Board Member Lynn Zuckerman Gray, Founder and CEO of Campus Scout, LLC, set the tone, after which Alan Riffkin, Managing Director at Lazard, introduced the first panel: “The CEO’s Check- In.” The panelists were Owen Thomas, CEO & Director of Boston Properties; Don Wood, President & CEO of Federal Realty Investment Trust; Ben Harris, CEO of Link Industrial Properties; and Doug Yearley, Chairman & CEO of Toll Brothers. The moderator for this panel was the benefactor and Advisory Board member of Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, Richard Baker, Governor of Hudson’s Bay Company and an owner of National Realty & Development Corporation.


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