ICSC: Conversation with Glenn Rufrano

The Oak Room in the Newman building welcomed Glen Rufrano, the President & CEO of Cushman Wakefield and Erika Miller, correspondent of PBS’s “nightly Business Report” for a discussion about commercial real estate.  ICSC sponsored the event. Professor Ko Wang, Newman Chair in Real Estate Finance, welcomed everyone and introduced the program. Ms. Miller started … Continue reading

GREC: Real Estate Alumni Panel

November 17th, 2011 Oak Room Newman Hall Joe Berko, President of Berko Associates and head of the Baruch RE Alumni association; Roget Lerner, Owner & CEO of The Music Building; David Roth, Palladium Management; and Eddy Antar, VP of Acquisitions MAS Management What’s a recent or memorable deal? JB: We are working on an asset … Continue reading

Guest Speaker: Kenneth Bernstein

November 2nd brought Ken Bernstein, of Acadia Realty Trust, to the Oak Room of the Newman Building.  Mr. Bernstein started with a simple question. Where in Real Estate did members of the audience want to be?  Development, management, capital markets were some of the responses.  Mr. Bernstein offered to the audience an overlooked area — … Continue reading

ICSC+NAIOP Capital Marketplace Conference

September 20, 2011 brought the best and brightest of Real-Estate Capital Markets to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Following opening remarks by the conference sponsors, ICSC and NAIOP,the conference brought a wide range of speakers via panel discussions.  The following are highlights that this correspondent found most relevant. Seaside Chat with Mark Vitner, Senior Economist, … Continue reading

A Box That Gave Rise to Globalization

NYT | Keith Tantlinger, Builder of Cargo Container, Dies at 92 Nearly six decades ago, Keith W. Tantlinger built a box — or, more accurately, the corners of a box. It was a seemingly small invention, but a vital one: it set in motion a chain of events that changed the way people buy and … Continue reading

RES9800 Guest Speaker: John Kilpatrick

Dr. John A. Kilpatrick, PhD, MRICS joined the February 23rd class to talk about the specialized valuation work his firm does.  He was in NYC to look at a prominent brownfield site receiving interest in Queens. His company, Greenfield Advisors, is best known for doing crisis valuations of real estate and in particular environmental disasters.   … Continue reading