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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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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!

May 26, 2022

The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opens

Featuring CREF Board member Navin Dimond, P ’14 & ’19, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Stonebridge Companies

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April 25, 2022

Turnberry, Carlos Rosso to Develop condo tower at massive SoLé Mia in North Miami

Featuring CREF Board member Jackie Soffer, P ’20, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Turnberry

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April 22, 2022

Hudson’s Bay Co. calls donation of Winnipeg building an act of reconciliation

Featuring CREF Board member company Richard Baker ’88

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CREF News and Updates

gateway arch monument in front of blue skies
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.

Professor Quan, 4 judges, and 3 teams wait for the decision to be announced.
April 20, 2022

13th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition Challenges Global Teams

13 teams from universities across the globe competed in the 13th Annual Cornell Real Estate Case (CIREC) Competition hosted by CREF

April 20, 2022

The View for 2022: Insights and Expectations for the U.S. Hotel Industry

In a keynote sponsored by the CREF, industry experts joined Professor Steve Carvell to discuss the hotel industry’s market outlooks for the upcoming year.

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