From the Director

Dan Quan

With the upcoming summer months, this is a good time to reflect on our many CREF achievements during the last academic year and to consider CREF activities in the coming year. Our three core objectives of student education, industry relevance, and academic rigor were well served with our various activities. Students were presented with opportunities to interact with real estate industry icons and our CMBS panel attracted widespread participation. Our faculty continues to produce top quality publications to further enhance our academic reputation. The very successful Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition continues to raise awareness among the international academic community that our real estate program is willing and able to take a leadership role in promoting real estate education.

While we’re happy with our success, we plan to continue our path in the coming year. While we will continue with many of our previous successful efforts, we are also exploring new and exciting events to further enhance CREF’s mission. We’ll make announcements as they come to fruition. As a supporter of our program, I would welcome any comments you may have on our activities. And as always, all of us in Real Estate and Finance at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration appreciate your continual support.

Daniel Quan
Director of the Center for Real Estate and Finance