Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., CRE, CFE
NYU:  1-212-998-7256
Cell:   1-917-331-4462

- Bjorn is a Clinical Professor with the New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism.      

He served as Divisional Dean of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management from 2010 to 2014 and Co-Interim Dean of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies/NYU School of Professional Studies from 2011 to 2013.  

- He retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand in 2008 after serving as: 

  • Global Industry Chairman - Hospitality & Leisure
  • Global Industry Chairman - Real Estate
  • Member of US Leadership Committee
  • Member of Global Financial Advisory Services Management Committee
  • National Director of Appraisal Services
  • Financial Advisory Services Partner for Industry and Research  

- Bjorn is recognized as a leading hospitality consultant, analyst and author, and is one of the most quoted industry specialists for his research, statistical and econometric analyses.     

- He has received numerous recognitions including:

  • One of the 33 Most Influential People in the Travel Industry, Travel Weekly
  • One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Meeting News
  • Distinguished Conti Professor, Penn State
  • Brener Silver Plate recipient, Lodging Hospitality/NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference
  • Cornell Hotelie of the Year
  • One of the Lodging Industry's 75 Leaders, AH&LA Lodging Profiles in Leadership
  • Cornell Hospitality Quarterly "Paper of the Year" (co-author)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

 - Bjorn has testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts and arbitrations.