Research & Publications

The Center for Real Estate and Finance at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration publishes a series of four types of online research studies: reports, tools, roundtable highlights, and indices. The publications are valuable for their broad appeal and practical implications for hospitality and service industry executives, managers, operators, and consultants.

Prospective authors should review the submission guidelines before submitting a manuscript. Manuscripts must meet formatting and content standards to be considered for review. Authors are strongly encouraged to engage an outside copy editor prior to submitting a manuscript.

From the publication dropdown list, select “Centers and Institutes, Hospitality Publications”.

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Types of Center for Real Estate and Finance Hospitality Publications


A research-based study that addresses issues associated with the hospitality and service industry. A report is a “put-to-work Monday-morning” type of study in that it provides suggestions that are clear and actionable. A reader should have an idea of what to “do differently” having read a report.


An instructional study or “how to” document. There are two types of tools: (1) a Microsoft Word document and (2) a Microsoft Word document and a related Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Roundtable Highlights

A concise, specific précis highlighting key points and essential lessons from a roundtable. Like a report, a proceeding should be written with a practitioner audience in mind and focus on actionable suggestions from the discussion.


A recurring record of data pertinent to the hospitality industry.

Center for Real Estate and Finance Working Paper Series

Working Papers

The working paper series contain research undertaken by the center’s affiliated faculty in the fields of real estate, finance, and built environment. The purpose of the series is to disseminate the research results as widely as possible and to encourage intellectual exchange. The research in the working paper series is preliminary in nature.

All hospitality publications are available at no cost and can be accessed through the School of Hotel Administration’s digital repository, Scholarly Commons.