Updates from the Director

The Center for Real Estate and Finance typically publishes updates from its director a few times each year. You can see all of CREF’s news and features on BusinessFeed.

Steve Carvell

Steven Carvell

Arthur Adler '78 and Karen Newman Adler '78 Director of the Center for Real Estate and Finance 607.255.2606

January 2024

As we enter this new year, I would first like to reflect on 2023. Over the past year, with your collective support, we have had more engagement through CREF than ever. From the numerous Real Estate Treks of our undergraduate and graduate student organizations, to on campus interactions, engagements through CREC and Titans, our support of HBCU students in the Cornell PPS Case Competition and eCornell, and finally our launch of the national DAIRE initiative. Together, we have created an organization that provides education, research support, and engagement for all Cornell students and our faculty.

Looking forward we at CREF are seeing even more opportunities for education and engagement. We plan to work closely with the newly formed Rubacha Department of Real Estate to enhance the global reputation of Cornell Real Estate. We are currently in the early stages of planning an event in NYC dedicated to Workforce Housing. We expect to continue our support of the PPS Case Competition this spring and expand our support of the national DAIRE initiative. I also hope, with your assistance, to grow CREF again over the course of 2024, with a target of 100 members but 2025.

I am blessed to have been offered the opportunity to serve as the Academic Director of CREF. I am so very lucky to have the support of Elizabeth Cunningham as Program Manager and to have each of you on the board to provide your guidance and assistance as we continue our quest to have Cornell Real Estate recognized as one of the world’s top programs.

CREF director's previous updates

Below are previous messages from the current director at the Center for Real Estate and Finance.

Steve Carvell, current director

Previous CREF director's updates

Below are previous message from directors at the Center for Real Estate and Finance.

Dan Quan, former director

Jan deRoos, former director