Statler News

May 24, 2019

Please help us wish Ann Marie Regan a happy retirement on Friday, June 7th from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Hersha Center. Ann Marie has been a devoted SHA Cornell University employee for 39.5 years and is finally taking a well-deserved rest to enjoy her family! Hope to see you there! For information, please contact Jackie Doyle at

3rd Annual Wine and Hospitality Management Workshop
Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7, 2019
SC Johnson College of Business Space, 40 West 57th Street, NYC 

The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) invites you to attend the “3rd Wine & Hospitality Management Workshop” – a small-scale, high quality conference that allows for intense interactions between participants and offers a platform for academics and practitioners alike. The two-day workshop will feature 42 speakers – from around the world – discussing their papers-in-progress. It will be held on June 6 and 7, 2019 at the SC Johnson College of Business program space in New York City at 40 West 57th Street.

$400 registration fee includes attendance to all sessions including:

  • 2 Breakfast buffets
  • 8 Refreshment breaks
  • 2 Lunch
  • 1 Gala dinner

Register Here

For further details, on either of these events, contact Carol Leitch-Zhe.

Cornell University wins first place at the Fourth Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition!

We are pleased to announce that Cornell University took first place in the 4th Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition, hosted jointly by the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Center for Real Estate and Finance at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Congratulations goes out to the Cornell team consisting of Harrison Bernstein ’20, Aaron Friedman ’19, Teresa Liang ’20, and Uma Patel ’20, who will receive the $10,000 first place prize. Second place went to University of Queensland and University of Guelph came in third place, both universities collecting $5,000 in prize money.

This case competition, held annually, took place during RECon, the world’s largest retail real estate convention. The invitation-only competition welcomed undergraduate teams of four students from top university real estate programs. The teams presented their analysis of a real estate case study based on an actual transaction to a panel of industry executive judges. This intense competition provides an opportunity for students to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom and showcase their talents to the leaders of the industry.

Participating universities included: Cornell University, Florida State University, Indiana University, New York University, Ohio State University, University of Colorado, University of Connecticut, University of Guelph, University of Pennsylvania-The Wharton School, University of Queensland, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Wisconsin at Madison.

We would like to thank the judges that were very generous in their time to take part in the competition: Andrew Brien: Executive Director & CEO, Suria KLCC SDN BHD; John Crossman: CEO, Crossman & Company; Peter Eisenberg: Principal, Clark Street Real Estate; Marc Falcone ’95: MF Ventures, Founder; Carl Goertemoeller: Chief Business Development Officer, Viking Partners; James Goldsmith ’82 (A&S): President & CEO, Gator Investments; Skip Greeby: President, The Greeby Companies, Inc.; Amy Hall: Chief Operating Officer, Caton Commercial Real Estate Group; David Henry: Co-Founder, Peaceable Street Capital; Liz Holland: Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, Abbell Associates; Rick Kuhle: Founder, Chairman & CEO, Vestar; Ken Lamy: Founder, President & CEO, The Lamy Group & DataPoint International; Stephen Lebovitz: Chief Executive Officer, CBL Properties; Jimmy Maurin: Founder, Stirling Properties; Marty Mayer: President & CEO, Stirling Properties; Robin McBride Zeigler: Executive Vice President & COO, Cedar Realty Trust; John Morrison: Lead Trustee, Automotive Properties REIT; Kristin Mueller: Chief Operating Officer, Property Management, JLL; Steve Plenge ’79: Managing Principal, Pacific Retail Capital Partners; Gary Rappaport: Chief Executive Officer, Rappaport; Beverly Ricks: Principal, Retail Property Solutions, LLC and; John Swagerty: Senior Vice President of Development, Acadia Realty Trust.

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The 50th General Managers Program (GMP) will be conducted June 10-20, 2019, at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. In the past 36 years, GMP has hosted 2,000 participants representing 120+ countries and is known as the hospitality industry’s elite career advancement program for full-service hotel general managers and their immediate successors. The 10-day program is comprised of sessions taught by SHA faculty: Cathy Enz (also the program’s Faculty Director), Dean Kate Walsh, Pam Moulton, Rob Kwortnik, Steve Carvell, Bruce Tracey, and industry professional Ali Kasikci. The participants, from 25 countries, will experience an intensive journey filled with real-world business applications, invaluable industry networking, and access to the world’s leading educators in hospitality management. For more information on GMP and other professional development opportunities, visit the OEE website or contact Vicki Westfall.

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.