School of Hotel Administration
Associate Professor

Jan A. deRoos is the HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He has devoted his career to teaching and research related to hospitality real estate, with a focus on the valuation, financing, development, and control of lodging, timeshare, and restaurant assets.

DeRoos has developed two online executive education programs for real estate professionals; one with a broad real estate industry perspective and a second that focuses on lodging. He co-developed a free web-based tool, the Hotel Valuation Software, with Stephen Rushmore of HVS International. His book on hotel management agreements, co-authored with the late James Eyster, is the seminal academic publication on the topic.

Prior to joining Cornell, deRoos worked extensively in the hotel industry as a construction and engineering manager.

Selected Publications

  • Boudry, Walter; deRoos, Jan; Ukhov, Andrey. "Diversification Benefits of REIT Preferred and Common Stock: New Evidence from a Utility-based Framework" Real Estate Economics. (forthcoming).
  • Nelson, Robert; deRoos, Jan; Ukhov, Andrey. "The Impact of Publicly Owned Hotels on Competing Properties" Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. 57.4 (2016): 348-366

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, 1994
  • MS Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, 1980
  • BS Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, 1978

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