CRP5370- Distinguished Speaker Series

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March 29, 2018 4:30 PM  Duration: 1:30 hour(s)

Join us for our Alumni Panel. We will have 5 Baker Program in Real Estate alumni sharing their experiences regarding their career path since graduating. They will be answering all your questions and providing insights about success in the real estate industry.

Jonathan Cohen '10

Jonathan has been in the real estate and construction industry for over 12 years. As a builder Jonathan has overseen over 400 million dollars of construction including, residential, commercial, retail, hotel, education, healthcare and multifamily projects. After receiving his Master’s Degree from Cornell, Jonathan spent the next 5 years working for two highly-regarded Connecticut-based developers, RMS Companies and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. As a team member, he was able to participate in, construct, manage, lease, market or sell over 600 million dollars of real estate before forming J. Forrest Development, LLC.

Rob Dunn '10

Rob has worked on portfolio management, due diligence, acquisitions, asset management, and lease negotiations since graduation in 2010. For almost 3 years after graduation, he worked as an associate at Long Wharf Real Estate partners working with value-add equity investments in primary and secondary U.S. markets. In 2013, Rob transitioned to Hubb NYC as a Director in the Property Management division. In this role, he manages residential and mixed-use properties in New York.

Sarah Brown '10

Sarah graduated from Cornell with a dual MBA and Master's in Real Estate degree in 2010, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2004. While at Cornell, Sarah was President of the Strategic HR, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness (SHRLOE) Group and Co-President of AREC. Since graduation she has worked in various human resources roles for Bank of America and TIAA. For TIAA she has worked as Director and Sr Director HR Business Partner in Institutional Investment Products. With Bank of America, Sarah was an HR Manager for Consumer Real Estate Services and Consumer Marketing.

Khari Buck '11

Khari has worked for multiple companies on corporate real estate strategy since her graduation from Cornell in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, Khari was in the Construction and Real Estate Advisory Services division of EY. Since that time, she has worked with CBRE in portfolio strategy for the MUFG Union Bank account and, more recently, the McKesson account. In that role she has worked to transform the client's workplace efficiency and helped to maximize retention and productivity. While at Cornell, Khari was a Co-President of AREC and was actively involved in Cornell Real Estate Women.

Ian McKay '11

Ian McKay is a member of the Portfolio Management team at Clarion Partners, a real estate investment manager with more than $44 billion in assets under management. Clarion invests in a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum and across the major property types. Ian manages projects for the firm’s value-add and development funds, which currently include active investments in various multi-family, office, industrial, and retail projects, with a weighting toward multi-family investments. While at Cornell, Ian was involved in AREC and was an assistant editor of the Cornell Real Estate Newsletter


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