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Jan deRoos

Jan deRoos

Associate Professor and HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate

Real Estate
465D Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.8716

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Research Keywords

Hotel Management Contracts, Hotel Leases, Hotel Investing, Hotel Management Agreement, Real Estate

Professional Biography

Jan A. deRoos is an associate professor at the School of Hotel Administration, where he has taught since 1988. He 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 BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Cornell University, all with majors in Hotel Administration. His areas of teaching expertise span a range of hospitality real estate topics; property valuation, hospitality asset management, feasibility studies, hotel/resort planning and design, hotel/resort development and construction, and timeshare/vacation ownership. A frequent speaker on these topics, deRoos has contributed to lodging industry conferences in London, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, and Stockholm. His 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 Stephen Rushmore of HVS International, and a second proprietary tool called the Timeshare Valuation Models. Prior to his teaching career at Cornell, deRoos worked extensively in the hospitality industry including with the Sheraton Corporation in New York City, as an engineering professional; the 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, deRoos was responsible for the construction of Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Hampton Inns.

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