Statler News

November 2, 2018

Finance, Accounting and Real Estate
November 5

Tim Marvin
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
HA (Steiner) Principles of Real Estate

Hospitality Facilities and Operations
November 2

Adam Duyle
Executive Chef
Brewer’s Association
HA4375 (Miller) Introduction to Fermented Grains, Hard Ciders, Sake

November 3
Robin Selden
Jeffrey Selden
Managing Partners
Marcia Selden Catering and Events
HA4340 (Kingra) Catering and Special Events

November 7
Dewey Markham
Wines of Medoc
HA4300 (Stanley) Introduction to Wines

November 9
Kelly McGuire MMH '01, PhD '07
SVP, Revenue Management
MGM Resorts International
HA4080 (R. McCarthy) Introduction to Casino

Organizational Management, Communication, and Law
November 7

Ken Fearn P'22
Founder and Managing Partner
Integrated Capital, LLC
HA3135/6135 (Olsen) Conversations with Entrepreneurs

November 7
Melialani James '00
Co-founder of Mana Up & President of Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Mana Up
HA4130 (Fleming) Entrepreneurial Management

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for the Snacks for Change fundraiser!  
Saturday, November 3, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Hersha Center

Presented by the HA4315 (Hunger, Health and Nonprofit Social Enterprise) and HA4340 (Catering and Special Events Management) class to support the Fresh Snack Program!
All proceeds will go directly to the Fresh Snack Program, a program through the Youth Farm Project, so they can continue to educate local elementary school students about healthy eating choices.  The reception will feature light harvest-themed refreshments, a raffle and silent auction with poster presentation research on food insecurity.  

Entrance registration tickets are $8 for students and $15 for adults, and for $10 more you can get 25 raffle tickets.

The students have collected many amazing raffle items from local businesses in the Ithaca area ranging in value from $25 to over $200!  Here are some of the possible raffle items you could win...

  • Several different amazing curated wine baskets or beer baskets for those special upcoming holiday celebrations!
  • Gift Certificates to WaffleFrolic, Gola Osteria, Café DeWitt and more!
  • Free Massage at Rasa Spa from the Cayuga Wellness Center!
  • Themed gift baskets for Pet Lovers, Rainy Day Kids Activities, Newborn Snuggles, Party Celebrations and more!

AND for the winner of the silent auction items, Maxie's Supper Club & Oyster Bar will sponsor a free gift certificate: $10 gift certificate for the winning bids over $50 to the silent auction, and donations over $100 given through the silent auction come with a free $20 gift certificate!

You can use a credit/debit card online to purchase advance tickets or donate towards the Fresh Snacks Program at Tickets will also be available at the door!

CHR Hospitality Analytics Research Symposium
Monday, November 12, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the Hospitality Analytics Research Symposium

The CHR Hospitality Analytics Research Symposium will feature three – panel discussions on: Analytics in Hospitality, Health and Wellness in Hospitality and Food and Beverage in Hospitality. It will take place at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business space, in NYC, on Monday, November 12, 2018. Register today.

To learn more about this event, contact Carol Leitch-Zhe (

Engage with CHR:

The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) is excited to announce that the 13th Annual HR in Hospitality Conference is now a Cornell event. Twelve years ago Cornell’s ILR School and School of Hotel Administration developed content for the inaugural HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo. Since then, we have run the conference with our partner LRP Publications. Last year, LRP graciously handed over the reins to our two Schools and we have now assumed sole responsibility for the production of the conference. We are very excited about this opportunity and hope you will consider attending this year’s conference. We recently launched a new website and registration is now open!  We are pleased to offer a faculty, staff, and students special discounted rates, for more details on registering please contact Erica Heim at

HADM4810/ILR4060 Class Arbitration Trip
November 8, 2018
All Day
Offices of the Impartial Chairperson

150 East 42nd St., New York, NY

With the support from Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER), students from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and ILR School will travel to New York City on November 8, 2018 to observe an actual arbitration hearing. An understanding of the arbitration process is important for students, since the popularity of using alternative dispute resolutions is becoming increasingly widespread due to its efficiency, flexibility, and low costs in resolving disputes between labor and management.

CIHLER Advisory Board Meeting
November 9, 2018
Advisory Board 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Executive Advisory Board 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Cushman & Wakefield, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10104

Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER), will be holding its annual fall Advisory and Executive board meetings at the offices of corporate member Cushman & Wakefield on Friday, November 9. Advisory board members bring a wealth of professional experience and insight that further CIHLER’s research and programming for students, academics, and industry. View the CIHLER Advisory Board members here and view the Executive Advisory board members here.

To learn more about these events or other institute events you can contact Erica Heim,

Stay Connected with CIHLER:

2nd Annual Cornell Regional Real Estate Competition, UK/Europe
Congratulations to KTH Royal Institute of Technology for winning first place and University of Cambridge for winning second place in the Cornell Regional Real Estate Competition, UK/Europe, hosted by the Center for Real Estate and Finance on October 29, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Teams from top UK and European universities competed in analyzing an actual real estate transaction presented by Saul Goldstein '92 (A&S) and presented their analysis and proposal to a panel of international real estate executives. The two winners receive automatic invitations to the Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition (CIRECC) in New York City on November 12-13, 2018 and monetary awards for their trip to New York City to compete in the competition. We look forward to seeing them again in two weeks in New York City!

Participating universities included: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University College London, University of Aberdeen and University of Cambridge.

Judges for the competition included: Saul Goldstein '92 (A&S), Founder & CEO, ActivumSG Capital Management; Catherine Hong, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Bonnie Ko, Head of Capital Markets, ActivumSG Capital Management; Aref Lahham, MEng '86, Managing Director & Founding Partner, Orion Capital Managers; Wilson Lee '83, P'14 & '20, Founding Partner, Cale Street Partners LLP and Brian Niles '97 (ILR), Head of Real Estate Investing, Europe, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.

10th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition
November 12 –13, 2018
Convene, 32 Old Slip, New York City

The Center for Real Estate and Finance hosts the 10th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition in New York City on November 12-13, 2018. The event, developed by Cornell School of Hotel Administration professor Daniel Quan, attracts a global array of students, tasks the teams with analyzing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal. The competition itself is the culmination of an intensive five-day analysis preparation by the students and a full day of presentations. The teams are judged on their investment recommendations, approach to the problems, and presentation skills. Over twenty-five undergraduate teams compete for over $20,000 in prize money. Judges in the competition are real estate executives representing top companies in the industry. The competition is open to undergraduate student teams and is by invitation only.

Participating universities include: Baruch College-CUNY, Brown University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Indiana University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, New York University,  Pennsylvania State University, Renmin University of China, Rutgers University, University of Auckland, University of British Columbia, University of Cambridge; University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Connecticut, University of Guelph, University of Hong Kong, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Sydney, University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Villanova University.

Industry judges include: Amy Applebaum '86 (CALS), Fund Finance Consultant; Cheryl Boyer '87, Chief Operating Officer, Fulcrum Hospitality LLC; Marty Burger, P'17 & '20, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.; Marc Falcone '95, Real Estate Portfolio; Raphael Fishbach '99, Principal, Mesa West Capital; Merrie Frankel, President & Founder, Minerva Realty Consultants; Karen Horstmann, Portfolio Manager, Norges Bank Real Estate Management (NBREM); Alan Kanders '87, Managing Member & Founder, Three Wall Capital LLC; Bruce Kimmelman '91, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and Acquisitions, Macklowe Properties; Fabiana Lotito, Program Manager, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF); Anthony Orso, President, Capital Markets Strategies, Newmark Knight Frank; Frank Patafio, Senior Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions, RXR Realty LLC; Ray Potter ’87 (CALS), MBA '92, Managing Partner, R3 Funding; David Rothenberg, President, Tishman; Matthew Shore ’00, Chief Investment Officer, DRA Advisors LLC; and Jackie Soffer, P'20, Chairman & CEO, Turnberry Associates.

For information about the competition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Cristina Carter at The competition is funded in part by the Marjorie Boas Levins and Jack Levins/F.H.T. Rhodes Real Estate Case Competition Fund.

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The HEC 94 Board of Directors and Female Leadership in Hospitality are excited to present the first installment of HEC's speaker series, Hotel Ezra Conversations. In this series, leaders from various industries will be hosted in a casual, discussion-based conversation to speak about their experiences and field questions from the audience. The first conversation will feature:

Klementina Sula
Chief Development Officer, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Thursday, November 8
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

396 Statler

Klementina “Tina” Sula is currently the Chief Development Officer of Henry Ford Health System, where she is responsible for all of the hospital’s fundraising efforts. She is also a lecturer at the University of Michigan, where she helps undergraduate students prepare for life after graduation using her three step process for networking. Previously, Ms. Sula served as the Director of International Giving and Engagement at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan, spearheading the College’s fundraising efforts outside of the United States. She has also worked for the US Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine; the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; the Club de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and for the State Department (Main State) in Washington, D.C.

Students from all majors and schools are welcome to attend. Dress is casual. We look forward to seeing you there!

Entrepreneurs in Residence Office Hours

Every academic year, the Pillsbury Institute invites successful entrepreneurs to the Ithaca campus through the Entrepreneurs in Residence program. The program enables students to learn through ongoing personal interaction with successful entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs in Residence meet one-on-one with students to help them with business development, networking, and career planning.

Sign up now or schedule your appointment with StartUpTree. Interested in taking advantage of this amazing opportunity? Take just a minute of your time to create an account that will allow you to schedule and manage appointments. More information about this program and our entrepreneurs can be found here.

Upcoming Entrepreneurs:

Tuesday, November 6: Tora Matsuoka, Principal, Seasoned Hospitality

  • Restaurateur with 22 years of industry experience: Pioneer in Asian cuisine
  • Management consulting services: Hilton Worldwide and small boutique restaurants & bars
  • Partner with industry expert Stephen Loffredo in seasoned hospitality consulting & project management: Improve & implement F&B operations worldwide
  • Read more about Tora…

Tuesday, November 6: Meli James '00, Co-founder, Mana Up and President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association

  • Venture firm focused on early stage start-ups & investments
  • Program director of a venture accelerator
  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Knowledge in mobile applications, web-based products, community building
  • Read more about Meli…

Wednesday, November 7: Kenneth Fearn, Founder and Managing Partner, Integrated Capital, LLC

  • Private equity real estate
  • Acquisitions
  • Development
  • Debt Financing
  • Strategy Management Consulting
  • Read more about Ken

Wednesday, November 7: Phil Miller '83, Managing Director, Philippus Miller III & Associates

  • Recruitment & Consulting firm
  • Real Estate Services Firm providing
  • Hotel brokerage, asset management, distressed asset servicing & capital markets services
  • 25-plus years of international hospitality industry experience
  • Read more about Phil

Business Consultations with Professor Klausner
Senior Lecturer Adam Klausner will be offering assistance to entrepreneurship students on Wednesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Statler Hall. Adam is a corporate and business lawyer who also teaches courses on entrepreneurship, internet law and real estate law. He will be available to meet with students to provide guidance on their entrepreneurship business matters.

Hospitality Business Plan Competition
Team Registration Deadline - Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 p.m.

Deadline for team registration is Friday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. More details about this year’s competition can be found here. Questions? Email Michelle Ciaschi at

Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition Finals and Awards Reception
Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

196 Statler Hall

Join us for the final presentations of this exciting competition on campus. Four teams will present their final pitches to a panel of industry leaders in hopes of winning the grand prize of $3,000! Presentations will be from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in 196 Statler Hall followed by a reception and announcement of the winners at 7:00 p.m. in Park Atrium.

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Statler Express

Serviced out of Mac’s Café in the School of Hotel Administration, offers a variety of meal and snacks (bagels, sandwiches, pizza, salads, cookies, coffee and more) for your next Group Meeting or Club Get Together.

Go to to order:

  • Make your selections
  • Enter the date and time for pick up
  • Enter your payment

It is easy and quick! We will have your order ready when you arrive along with plates, napkins, cups and plastic cutlery. You will have everything you need to make your Group or Club event a success! Questions - call 254-2511.