2012 Real Estate Symposium New York Panel Report: Real Estate Development in New York City in the Digital Age
The panel “Real Estate Development in New York City in the Digital Age” addressed the current state of the development market and how an infusion of tech firms into the local marketplace has altered the equation for real estate executives.
2012 Real Estate Symposium Equity Capital Markets Panel Report: Consolidating and Recapitalizing Real Estate Businesses
“Consolidating and Recapitalizing Real Estate Businesses” brought together highly accomplished professionals from across the real estate industry in a good-humored and wide-ranging discussion on the sector at large.
“Special Servicing—360 Degrees” panelists discussed the evolution, current state, and future challenges of the special servicing industry.
The fifth annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 4, 2012, at Columbia University’s Faculty House, with more than 180 alumni representing classes from 1961 to 2012. David E. Simon ’85, Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, delivered the keynote address.
Team “Clairvoyance Capital,” consisting of three first-year and three second-year students, finished first in the prestigious National Real Estate Challenge held on November 28-29.
Columbia Business School’s innovative real estate cases and new Social Impact Real Estate Investing and Development are highlighted in a November 26 Financial Times article about real estate curricula at leading business schools.
Is the American dream of home ownership still within reach? For the fall 2012 issue, HERMES tapped Lynne B. Sagalyn, the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate; Chris Mayer, the Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, research director of the Milstein Center, and co-director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy; and MBA Real Estate Program student Adam Cohen ’13 to share their candid thoughts on the US housing market, where it’s going, and what homebuyers and investors need to know.
Hugh Frater ’85 is chief executive officer of Berkadia, which specializes in commercial real estate financial services. Previously, he worked at Good Energies and PNC Financial Services among other firms. Frater serves on Columbia's MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board and is a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Forum. In a recent interview with Evan Abrams ’13, he discusses business strategy and opportunities, commercial mortgage backed securities, and career development. A part of our Distinguished Alumni Interview Series, this piece is intended to be informative and motivational for seasoned veterans and MBA students alike.
A new Columbia CaseWorks case by Fred Knapp and Lynne B. Sagalyn, “Battling Over a New York Workout: The W Hotel Strategy” sets up this true David-and-Goliath story in which the most junior player in the highly leveraged capital stack ended up being made whole on its loan. The saga of the $232-million mortgage and mezzanine debt financing, now known as the “W Strategy,” is one that changed practice, becoming significant in the annals of Uniform Commercial Code foreclosures and bankruptcy transactions.