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COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan 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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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!

November 1, 2022

Braemar to buy Four Seasons Scottsdale for $267.8M

Featuring CREF Board member Richard Stockton ’92, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Braemar Hotels & Resorts

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October 20, 2022

Russell Galbut scores approval for Art Deco hotel renovation

Featuring CREF Board member Russell Galbut ’74, Managing Principal, Crescent Heights

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September 20, 2022

Resurgence in Group Travel Boosts Hotel Bookings

Featuring CREF Board member C. Patrick Scholes ’94, Managing Director, Lodging & Leisure Equity Research, Truist Securities

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New CREF Board Members

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Faron A. Hill, MBA ’20, Founder and President, Peregrine Oak

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Paul Rubacha ’72 (CALS), MBA ’73, Co-Founder and Principal, Ashley Capital

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Richard Stockton ’92, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Braemar Hotels & Resorts

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Justin D. Smith ’00, President, Prestige Hospitality Group

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CREF News and Updates

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November 28, 2022

14th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Recap of the 14th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition in New York City on November 11, 2022

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July 14, 2022

Rachel Roginsky ’79 – The Climb to the Top

Interview with Rachel Roginsky focusing on her journey to being a top hospitality industry professional

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May 3, 2022

Cornell Hotel Indices: First Quarter 2022 Beware the Ides of March

Hotels in gateway and non-gateway cities continue to post positive performance, but hotels in non-gateway cities are experiencing greater gains, according to research from Professor Crocker H. Liu and coauthors.

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