Professor Jan A. deRoos, on the faculty of the Hotel School since 1988, has devoted his career to hospitality real estate, with a focus on the valuation, financing, development, and operation of lodging, timeshare, and restaurant assets. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, all with majors in Hotel Administration. Areas of teaching expertise span the entire range of hospitality real estate topics: real estate finance; real estate principles; hotel asset management; real estate portfolio management; hotel and restaurant valuation; lodging market and feasibility analysis; hotel/resort planning and design; hotel/resort development and construction, and the analysis of timeshare/vacation ownership projects. He teaches courses in the Hotel School’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs, teaches extensively in the Hotel School’s executive education programs, and has developed an on-line professional Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management.
Prof. deRoos is director of the Hotel School’s Center for Real Estate Finance, which includes an undergraduate Minor in Real Estate and a professional masters degree career track in real estate. A frequent speaker on these topics, Prof. deRoos regularly contributes to lodging industry conferences in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Prof. deRoos’ current research is focused on three themes: the design and implementation of hotel management contracts and hotel leases; investment returns to lodging properties; and supply/demand dynamics of lodging markets. He has developed two software tools to support the feasibility analysis of hospitality property: one entitled the Hospitality Valuation Software, which was co-developed with Mr. Stephen Rushmore of HVS International, and a second proprietary tool called the Timeshare Valuation Models. He co-authored the 4th edition of The Negotiation and Administration of Hotel Management Contracts. He has contributed chapters to Hotel Asset Management: Principles and Practices and Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives, both published by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
Prior to his teaching career at Cornell, Prof. deRoos worked extensively in the hospitality industry. Industry experience includes work for the Sheraton Corporation in New York City, an engineering professional. He worked for Remington Hotel Corporation as Director of Engineering, responsible for the engineering operations and renovation planning of the firm’s owned and managed hotel portfolio, and as Senior Project Manager, responsible for the construction of new properties and renovation of existing hotels. During this period, Prof. deRoos was responsible for the construction of Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and Hampton Inns.
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