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John O'Neill
John O'Neill
Professor of Hospitality Management
Director of the Hospitality Real Estate Strategy Group
Summary Statement

Professor O’Neill conducts research, outreach and teaching in the areas of real estate, asset management and strategic management in the hotel industry, and serves as director of the Hospitality Real Estate Strategy Group. 

  • Hospitality Management - HM/SHM
  • Hospitality Real Estate Strategy Group
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  • 1984 B.S. Cornell University, Hotel Administration
  • 1994 M.S. New York University, Real Estate
  • 1999 Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Business Administration
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Office Address
216 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-4257
Grants and Research Projects

Strategic management

Real estate

Asset management



O'Neill, J. W. (2020). Recreational marijuana legalization: Its effects on hotel performance. Journal of Real Estate Literature.

O'Neill, J.W., & Follmer, K. (2020). A multi-level review of hospitality work-family conflict research and a strategy for future research. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

Valentin, M., & O'Neill, J.W. (2019). The value of location for urban hotels.  Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 60: 1, 5-24.

Manning, C., deRoos, J., O'Neill, J.W., Bloom, B.A.N, Agarwal, A., & Roulac, S. (2018). Hotel/lodging real estate industry trends and innovations. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 26: 1, 13-41.

Hua, N., O'Neill, J.W., Nusair, K., Singh, D., & DeFranco, A.  (2017). Does paying a higher franchise fee command a higher REVPAR? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29: 11, 2941-2961.

O'Neill, J.W., & Quadri-Felitti, D. (2016). Resort fees and service fees in the U.S. hotel industry: context and concepts related to partitioned pricing. ICHRIE Research Reports.

Singh, A.J., O'Neill, J.W., Robinson, S.J., & Manning, C. (2016). International Hospitality Real Estate Investment Management. International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, 1: 4, 269 - 272.

Lee, S., O'Neill, J.W., & McGinley, S.P. (2016). Effects of economic conditions and other factors on hotel sale prices. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28: 10, 2267 - 2284.

O'Neill, J.W. (2015). Research advances in the building of hotel brands, 253-270. In Kompella, K. The Brand Challenge: Adapting Branding to Sectorial Imperatives, London: Kogan Page Limited.

Rushmore, S., & O'Neill, J.W. (2015). Recommendations for projecting fixed and variable components of hotel financial performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 56: 1, 17-28.

O'Neill, J.W., & McGinley, S.P. (2015). Extreme minimum wages: Effects on the U.S. hotel industry. ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports. Manuscript of the Year Award (1st Place)

Manning, C., O'Neill, J.W., Hood, S., Bloom, B., Singh, A., & Liu, C. (2015). The emergence of hotel/lodging real estate research. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 23, 3-25.

Harrison, M.M., Jones, A.M., Cleveland, J.N., & O'Neill, J.W. (2015). Mediators of transformational leadership and the work-family relationship. Personnel Psychology, 30: 4, 454-469.

O'Neill, J.W. (2014). University lodging demand: An analysis of its stability and guidance for estimating its growth potential at the market level. ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports.

O'Neill, J. W., & McGinley, S. P. (2014). Operations research from 1913 to 2013: The Ford assembly line to hospitality industry innovation. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 26: 5, 663-678.