Daniel Lebret

Daniel Lebret

  • Senior Lecturer

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Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Real Estate


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration



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Daniel Lebret is a senior lecturer in real estate finance at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan 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 students for real estate finance case competitions.

Lebret's 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.

Lebret's 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 4205/REAL 6205 - Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • HADM 6206 - Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • HADM 6205 - Real Estate Financial Modeling

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, 2008
  • MBA Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciale (ESSEC Business School), 2002
  • BA Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Francaise, 1998