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COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The School of Hotel Administration has developed a collection of resources to equip all sectors of the hospitality industry with tools and guidance as its leaders continue to navigate the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CREF Student Experience

The Center for Real Estate and Finance provides students with a variety of opportunities to stay actively engaged in the real estate and financial industry. Learn More

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Members in the News

CREF Advisory Board members and their companies are often featured in the news as thought leaders in their fields. Here, at the Center for Real Estate and Finance, we are proud to recognize their accomplishments. Please take a moment to learn more about our members!

April 22, 2020

Access Point Financial Launches Online Resource For Owners and Investors

“To help our clients better assess their respective situations and navigate the recovery, our goal is to be a responsible partner and provide impactful resources and tools to ensure their ongoing success.” -Dilip Petigara, CEO of Access Point Financial

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May 13, 2020

Silverstein: NYC Will ‘Get Through This’ on CO Panel With Tighe, Burger, Brancato

“We’re going to have people feeling comfortable coming back to the public transportation system and wearing masks.” -Marty Burger, P ’17 & ’20, CEO, Silverstein Properties

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May 29, 2020

Inside South Florida’s mall, retail and restaurant reopenings

“People obviously want to go out, and they want to have experiences, and there’s only so much experience you can have at home at a computer.” -Jackie Soffer P ’20, Chairman & CEO, Turnberry

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CREF News and Updates

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February 22, 2021

Roundtable Recap: Sustainability in the era of COVID-19

Participants from around the world gathered virtually for the Center for Hospitality Research’s 11th Annual Sustainability Roundtable to discuss sustainability in the era of COVID-19.

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February 3, 2021

Empty hotel rooms have become private dining rooms and office spaces

Steven Carvell, professor of finance and director of the Center for Real Estate and Finance, discusses how hotels have become flexible amid the pandemic.

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December 7, 2020

Noteworthy: 12th Annual CIRECC Brings First Cornell Triumph in Five Years

The 12th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition (CIRECC) held its finals on November 6, with Cornell’s WEBS Group in first place.

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