Daniel Quan

Daniel Quan

  • Robert C. Baker Professor in Real Estate

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Faculty Expertise

  • Real Estate


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration



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Daniel Quan joined the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration as an associate professor of financial management in the fall of 1999, and in January 2007 he became a full professor. His teaching and research interests include real estate and real estate finance, with a special emphasis on securitization and structured finance.

Prior to his Cornell appointment, Quan was the chief mortgage economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC He was responsible for monitoring and reporting on all matters relating to both the primary and the secondary mortgage markets for both the residential and the commercial sector. Before joining the Federal Reserve Board, he held academic appointments at the University of Texas, Austin's McComb School of Business; UCLA's Anderson School of Business; University of British Columbia; and Uppsala University.

Quan attended the University of British Columbia, the London School of Economics, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his PhD in business administration in finance and real estate. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and is a board of director member for the Asian Real Estate Society. His publications include papers on auction theory, international performance of commercial real estate, role of information in real estate markets, and the pricing and hedging of risk in the hospitality industry.

Recent Courses

  • HADM 4230/HADM 6210 - Hospitality Real Estate Finance
  • HADM 2221 - Principles of Hospitality Real Estate

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • MS University of British Columbia, 1983
  • BS University of British Columbia, 1983