Jan A. deRoos, Ph.D., HVS

International Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate, Cornell University Hotel School

Dr. 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.

Dr. deRoos is director of the Hotel School’s Center for Real Estate Finance. A frequent speaker on real estate and hospitality topics, Dr. deRoos regularly contributes to lodging industry conferences in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Prof. deRoos’s 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.

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 as 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.