Barry A. N. Bloom
Associate Professor of the Practice
Dr. Barry A. N. Bloom is an associate professor of the practice, joining the School of Hospitality Administration in July 2011. Dr. Bloom teaches a required course in lodging operations and technology as well as elective courses in the areas of hospitality franchise and management agreements and asset management. He has previously taught in the areas of managerial accounting, finance, resort management, service management, meeting and event management, and leadership.
Dr. Bloom’s research interests include hotel and restaurant stock performance, hotel operating performance, hospitality franchise and management agreements, hotel market analysis and feasibility, and personal financial literacy. His dissertation, “Applications of event study methodology to lodging stock performance,” examined event study methodologies utilized in prior hospitality research and included three essays that utilized both parametric and nonparametric tests to study 1) mergers of lodging companies between 2004 and 2007, 2) CEO transition announcements between 2003 and 2009, and 3) weekly RevPAR announcements by STR between 2004 and 2009. Dr. Bloom’s research has been published in the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, International Journal of Revenue Management, and FIU Hospitality Review.
Dr. Bloom has spent over 25 years in the hotel real estate industry, most recently as executive vice president with CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. where he was responsible for oversight of the company’s $6.6 billion portfolio, including asset management, market analysis, management and franchise agreement negotiation, capital project management, real estate tax, and insurance functions. Prior to CNL, he served as vice president-investment management for Hyatt Hotels where he provided ownership discipline and oversight for 38 wholly-owned properties and 20 partnerships in which Hyatt or Pritzker Family affiliates had an ownership interest. This role included providing direction and decision making for all capital expenditures, property expansion, redevelopment, excess land uses, master planning, and retail space leasing. Earlier in his career he worked for Tishman Hotel & Realty, LP, VMS Realty Partners, and Pannell Kerr Forster. He continues to participate in a wide variety of industry activities through his role as a founding principal of Abacus Lodging Investors LLC, a private equity firm focused on hotel investments.
Dr. Bloom received his PhD in hospitality management from Iowa State University and received both an MBA and a BS in hotel and restaurant management from Cornell University.
SHA HF 270 Lodging Operations and Technology
Prereq: (SHA HF 100 or SHA HF 200)
This course provides an introduction to the operations and technology of the room division within hotel properties. Explores theoretical principles and operational tactics for management of front office, reservations,housekeeping and engineering functions. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring. [ 4 cr. ]
SHA HF 415 Hospitality Asset Management
Prereq: SHA HF 100 and 310
This course is designed to introduce the student to a rapidly growing area of the lodging industry, namely, asset management. The course will define what asset management is today and examine the skills required to be a successful asset manager. There will be a special focus on the benefits to the hotel owner of hiring an asset manager and the role of the asset manager in representing the owner in deliberations about annual operating budgets and capital plans with the hotel management company. Finally, the course will examine what kinds of job opportunities are available in industry to those who desire to become asset managers. 2 credits, offered Spring Only. [ 2 cr. ]
SHA HF 416 Hospitality Franchising
Prereq: SHA HF 220 and SHA HF 270
This course deals with both the legal and practical applications of franchise systems including the start-up, development, operation and management of franchises from the perspective of both the franchisor and the franchisee. Particular emphasis will be placed on the franchisor-franchisee relationship. The course will focus on both the restaurant and hotel industries. 2 credits, offered Fall Only [ 2 cr. ]
SHA HF 417 Hotel Management Agreements & Negotiation
Prereq: SHA HF 220 and SHA HF 270
This course deals with both the legal and practical application, negotiation, and implementation of hotel (and to a lesser extent, restaurant) management agreements from the perspective of the owner and the operator. Particular emphasis will be placed on the negotiation of a hotel management agreement. 2 credits, offered Fall Only. [ 2 cr. ]
- PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- MBA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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