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Steve Carvell

"Welcome to the Center for Real Estate and Finance, the foremost venue for real estate practitioners, researchers, and students." Read More


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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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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Sponsorships

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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Members

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!

Welcome New CREF Board Member!

As Managing Director and Senior Analyst, C. Patrick Scholes ’94 oversees equity research at Truist Securities for the Lodging, Vacation Ownership, and Cruise industries.

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Welcome New CREF Board Member!

As Senior Vice President, Global Mixed-Use Development, Dana Jacobsohn ’92 is responsible for the growth of Marriott’s global portfolio of residential brands.

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Welcome New CREF Board Member!

Andrew Taffet ’05 (A&S) is the chief investment officer and head of Asset Management for Carrington Capital Management, LLC.

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CREF News and Updates

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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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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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