Jack Corgel

Jack Corgel

  • Professor Emeritus

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Faculty Expertise

  • Real Estate


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration


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Jack Corgel is a professor emeritus in the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He previously held the Robert C. Baker Chair (professorship) in Real Estate at the Nolan School and the position of the director of graduate studies for the Baker Program in Real Estate. He was the first director of the Center for Hospitality Research.

After receiving undergraduate and PhD degrees from the University of Georgia in real estate and corporate finance, he held faculty positions in several business schools at major universities before joining Cornell. Corgel serves as senior advisor to CBRE Hotels Research, where he helps the firm develop products for the hotel industry based on property-level financial and real estate performance information, including Hotel Horizons econometric forecast of US hotel market performance.

Corgel has published nearly 100 articles in academic and professional journals, mainly on the subjects of real estate finance, investment, valuation, and hospitality real estate. His research has appeared in the most prestigious journals in real estate (Real Estate Economics), urban economics (Journal of Urban Economics), insurance (Journal of Risk and Insurance), business law (Journal of the American Business Law Association), and hospitality management (Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and International Journal of Hospitality Management). In addition, he has written for nearly every national journal read by real estate professionals. His textbook, Real Estate Perspectives (with Smith and Ling), was used throughout the nation for introductory real estate courses. He co-edited and wrote chapters for The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice. Corgel's current research interests include the relationship between the macro-economy and hotel markets and real estate price and capitalization rate analyses.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Georgia, 1979
  • MA Georgia State University, 1976
  • BBA University of Georgia, 1971