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Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management

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Hotel real estate and management contracts that are well-structured are a boon for everyone involved. But crafting a great deal takes a lot of know-how to ensure everything is set up properly before, during, and after the deal. Designed for mid- to senior-level hospitality and real estate managers, this certificate program covers everything you need to know to execute complex deals involving multiple stakeholders, including reviewing leasing agreements, financing, equity structuring, exit strategies, and developing various strategies.

Certificate Information

This certificate has 6 online courses requiring ~36 hours to complete.

Note Financial Analysis of Hotel Investments must be taken first, followed by Control of Hotel Real Estate. The Valuing courses may be taken in any sequence; Developing an Asset Management Strategy must be taken prior to Achieving Hotel Asset Management Objectives. This certificate is a prerequisite for the PDP Advanced Hotel Real Estate class.


Who Should Take This Certificate Series?

This certificate series is designed for managers and professionals in the hospitality industry with financial or operational responsibility for real estate, investments, or management contracts, as well as general managers and asset managers.

In addition, business development professionals who have professional interaction with owners, and lenders, investors, real estate professionals, and developers who seek entrance into the hospitality real estate market will find this useful.

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About the School of Hotel Administration

The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research, and industry advancement. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit

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