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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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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!

 August 12, 2021

CUNY Teams with Bloomberg LP, Centerbridge and Goldman Sachs to Launch ‘CUNY Futures in Finance,’ a Comprehensive Financial Sector Careers Initiative

Founding Partners Commit Catalytic Funding to Develop, Recruit and Prepare CUNY Students for Careers in Finance

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August 4, 2021

Wyndham launches program to support advancement of women-owned hotels

The program is intended to be a resource to help overcome common barriers women face in hotel development and to help them effectively open and run their hotels.

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August 1, 2021

ALIS award winners announced

Finalists include CREF board member companies: CBRE Hotels Institutional Group, FTI Consulting, and Three Wall Capital!

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CREF News and Updates

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August 4, 2021

The Time and Space for Disruption: Using Technology to Reinvent Hospitality Business Models

Three industry experts discuss the role of tech in disrupting hospitality business model

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July 23, 2021

A Second Quarter Rebound: Are We There Yet?

Are hotel prices signaling a return to pre-pandemic levels? Professor Crocker Liu weighs in.

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May 7, 2021

6th Annual Titans of Real Estate – Honoring Brian Kingston, CEO of Brookfield Property Partners

Brian Kingston, managing partner and CEO of Brookfield Property Partners discusses his career and gives insight on the current state of the real estate industry at the 6th Annual Titans of Real Estate.

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