School of Hotel Administration

Strategy, Risk Management, and Asset Management (Advanced Hotel Real Estate)

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About the course

This three-day course expands and refines the tool-kit in the on-line certificate series entitled “Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management”. The course is designed to help owners, operators, and lenders optimize real estate and intellectual property returns from individual assets while recognizing their place in a larger real estate portfolio.

Key Benefits

Concrete tools that allow participants to explore scenarios from holding, renovating, expanding or otherwise altering individual assets to maximize value and enhance the contribution that real estate brings to a mixed-asset portfolio. Learn how asset managers use the management contract as an important tool control the partnership between the owner and manager to optimize value and performance. Extend the sell vs. hold approaches learned in the on-line certification to advance strategies available during the holding period. Learn how to manage the risks inherent in lodging properties over the market cycle and how a sustainability mindset can enhance returns and value.

Participants who have completed the six-day course "Advanced Real Estate: Capital Markets, Deal Structuring, Risk Management" should not attend this course due to significant overlap of course material.

Topics Include

  • Advanced asset management toolkit
  • CapEx allocation across a portfolio
  • Case study analysis
  • International management contract practice
  • Management contract negotiation
  • Sale-manageback and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Risk analysis to minimize and transfer risk
  • Apply environmental and social best practices to enhance value and reduce risk

Trust the experts

Jeanne Varney

Biography Jeanne Varney is a lecturer at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. She resides in the property development and management department, where she is responsible for the curriculum in Hospitality Facilities Management, Hospitality Asset Management, Sustainable Development, and Int...


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