Daniel Lebret

Daniel Lebret

  • Senior Lecturer

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Real Estate


School of Hotel Administration



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Daniel Lebret is a senior lecturer in real estate finance at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He has been at Cornell University since he received his PhD in 2008. His teaching responsibilities have included undergraduate and graduate courses on real estate finance, real estate financial modeling, real estate statistical modeling, urban economics, securitization, and structured finance, as well as coaching teams of student for real estate finance case competitions.

Professor's Lebret research interest resides in bringing a long-term mindset to real estate market analysis and urban economics. Careful planning, along with better financial and economic policies may help diminish some of the local inequalities that are increasingly observed and therefore help present a more adapted and sustainable usage of the land. Professor's Lebret focus is to identify and analyze existing policies that could be modified so the existing short term benefits are not massively outweighed by longer term costs. Forgoing perhaps some of the immediate profits in exchange of a more sustainable outcome is a trade-off that must indeed be evaluated and academic research seems to be the most natural environment for this work

Recent Courses

  • HADM 4235 - Cornell Real Estate Case Competition Course
  • HADM 4970 - Distinction in Research Course I
  • HADM 4971 - Distinction in Research Course II
  • HADM 4230 - Hospitality Real Estate Finance
  • HADM 4280/HADM 6280 - Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • HADM 4205/HADM 6205 - Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • HADM 6230 - Real Estate Statistical Modeling
  • HADM 4990 - Special Studies Project I

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, 2008
  • MBA ESSEC Business School, 2002
  • BA Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Francaise, 1998