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Steve Carvell

Steven Carvell

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

June 2020

These past few months have seen much disruption but also many examples of strength and support. Our physical contact with students ended and we transitioned to all remote instruction. Many of the board members or their associates visited our Real Estate classes via Zoom. I want to thank each and every one of you who continued to support our students’ education during this difficult transition. We were unable to have many of our scheduled CREF events, including the Real Estate Titan’s event, but I want to thank Richard Baker, our Centers & Institute staff, and External Affairs for their support throughout. We look forward to planning a robust 2020-21 academic year schedule of events, and encourage you to check back frequently as details are updated.

As part of our response to the academic and event schedule disruption, we launched a series of Real Estate Webinars. These webinars are co-hosted by faculty and board members. The series was incredibly impactful according to the “views” across a number of platforms as well as the anecdotal responses received by myself and the other board members involved.  I want to express my appreciation to all the participants, eCornell for hosting the webinar series, and the School of Hotel Administration Dean’s office for supporting the logistics. A special thank you is due Professor Linda Canina for helping to organize the series and assemble the participants.

By coming together and uniting our efforts the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, and the entire Real Estate community, have been informed and supported throughout this difficult period.


CREF director's previous updates

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Steve Carvell, current director


Previous CREF director's updates

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Dan Quan, former director


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