Specialization in Hospitality Real Estate Development

The Specialization in Hospitality Real Estate Development provides graduate students with an in-depth look at hospitality real estate development from concept to planning, including investment analysis, financing techniques, asset management, and much more.

As the industry evolves from an owner-operator model to the more complex model of third-party ownership an investment, development and management, students in this specialization will gain the crucial knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this growing field.

Students should plan their schedules wisely for this specialization as course offerings vary by semester.

Required Courses

Specialization Requirements – 9 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
HMG 6429 Hospitality Asset Management
Only offered in the spring
HMG 6607 Hospitality Real Estate Development
Only offered in the fall, prerequisite is HMG 6476 Feasibility Studies
HMG 6486 Investment Analysis for the Hospitality Industry
Only offered in the spring, prerequisite is HMG 6607 Real Estate Development


In the program, there is room for one elective. One of the three additional courses required can be taken using elective credits.

For more information and to sign up, contact Delio Morato at 305.919.4774.


Students completing the specialization could have the opportunity to explore careers with:

  • Equity hotel and investment companies
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Asset management companies
  • Real estate and hotel investment banks
  • Hospitality sector lenders
  • Hospitality consulting firms
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Program at a Glance
  • 9 additional credits
  • On site
  • Online Study Available

    Individuals interested in accelerated study may apply for the fully-online version and complete the program in 12 months.

    Interested in Research?

    Students interested in working with a professor to conduct research and produce a thesis as part of their graduate studies can apply for the Master of Science in Hospitality Management with thesis.