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October Luncheon – Richard Baker, Governor and Executive Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company

October 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0


Richard A. Baker is Governor and Executive Chairman of HBC. Mr. Baker was named Governor of HBC in July 2008 and previously served as the CEO of the company. Mr. Baker also owns National Realty & Development Corporation (NRDC), one of the largest real estate development companies in the United States, with his father, Mr. Robert Baker. Additionally, Mr. Baker is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC), a NASDAQ-listed REIT, focused on acquiring retail properties on the east and west coasts of the United States.

At HBC, Richard Baker has been instrumental in leading the Company’s real estate strategy, including the formation of two real estate joint ventures, one with Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) in the United States and the other with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) in Canada. Mr. Baker also works to ensure HBC remains focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their omnichannel offerings, as well as unlocking the value of its real estate holdings.

Mr. Baker is on the Board of Trustees at Cornell University and has served on or is currently serving on several of the University’s councils and advisory boards including: the Baker Program in Real Estate Advisory Board, the School of Hotel Administration Advisory Council, the Center for Real Estate and Finance Advisory Board and the Center for Real Estate and Finance Industry Fellows. Mr. Baker received his B.S. in Hotel Management from Cornell University in 1988.

Mr. Baker has received numerous professional honors, including being recognized by Business of Fashion as one of “The People Shaping The Global Fashion Industry” on its BoF 500 list (2012 – 2017), AJC Honoree (2012), MR Magazine’s 2016 Department Store Superpower, and Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF)’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2015.

The next luncheon of the YM/WREA will be held on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, at:

The University Club
One West 54th Street
College Hall (Main Floor)

The speaker will be:
Richard A. Baker, Governor and Executive Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company (Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, National Realty & Development Corporation)

Moderated by Laura Pomerantz, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

The invocation will be given by: Andrew Roos, YM/WREA Chairman 1988

The reception begins at 12:00 PM and the meeting will be called to order promptly at 12:30 PM.

Guest reservations will only be accepted from a member. Guest fees are $85.00 per person, payable by credit card, check or cash at the door. Guests must sign in at the reception tables.

Note that RSVPs will only be accepted thru our website or the RSVP link above.  Please DO NOT reply to this email to RSVP.  Members and guests will need to login or register to RSVP.  

As a courtesy to our speaker, please do not leave prior to the conclusion of the presentation, and silence all mobile phones for the luncheon’s duration.

If you have any questions or need assistance updating your membership information please contact me at 212.400.6097.


Alex Kaskel
Secretary – YM/WREA of New York, Inc.



October 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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The University Club
One West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Alex Kaskel

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