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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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Giving Opportunities

Support our mission and advance the next generation of new knowledge through the Center for Real Estate and Finance’s research activities.

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Shape the future of real estate by supporting center events and programs that enhance our students’ educational experience outside of the classroom.

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Become an advisory board member and interact with leading practitioners, offer industry perspectives, and gain insight from researchers and academics.

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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!


CREF advisory board member Kate Henriksen ’96 has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer at RLJ Lodging Trust!

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Roseville Junction hotels revealed

Featuring Nirav Shah, MMH ’05, Regional Vice President, Development, Hyatt

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New W Hotel Is Coming to Universal Orlando

Featuring Board Member Company Buccini Pollin

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CREF News and Updates

May 7, 2024

Contemporary Challenges in Affordable Housing: Addressing current issues with innovative solutions

The Center for Real Estate and Finance brought together leaders in development, preservation, financing, and policy within affordable housing in a dynamic exchange of ideas about modern-day challenges and solutions.

CREC student group poses near Related Companies welcome desk for picture in NYC
May 2, 2024

Cornell Real Estate Club Visits Alumni and Professionals in New York

CREF sponsored a two-day trip to New York City allowing CREC members to network with professionals.

New York City scape
December 18, 2023

Fostering Future Leaders: AREC and DAIRE’s 2023 NYC Career Trek

Student real estate clubs, AREC and DAIRE, visited New York City on an experiential learning trek with support from Cornell’s Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF).

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