Lunch with Dr. Patrice Derrington
CBS Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University's School of Architecture, Planning on Preservation (GSAPP)
Event Description: Join an intimate lunch with Professor Patrice Derrington at the Oxford & Cambridge Club for an interactive discussion on current trends within the real estate sector. Event open to alumni working in the real estate, private equity, and urban design and development.
RSVP: Please contact Boin Cheong at email@example.com with brief details of your academic/professional background. Space is strictly limited.
About Professor Patrice Derrington:
Dr. Derrington is an accomplished real estate professional and educator whose extensive experience bridges finance, investment, design, and development. She also serves as the Director of the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE), a research institute that addresses the current challenges of the built environment including the impact of technology on cities, social inequity in property markets, climate change, affordable housing, and the globalization of real estate investment and capital flows.
“Patrice’s strong development experience, financial expertise and deep commitment to design excellence across scales and contexts is reinforced by her outstanding record with students, industry leaders and academic colleagues, making her uniquely qualified as director of our Master of Real Estate Development program. Patrice is dedicated to fostering new forms of scholarship and practice in a field that is becoming increasingly critical to the future of architecture, cities and the environment. I look forward to supporting her as she builds on the program’s outstanding qualities to make it both an indispensable contributor to the school’s vitality and academic ecology, and a leader in shaping the future of the field of Real Estate Development,” said Dean Amale Andraos.
Dr. Derrington previously worked for over 15 years in New York’s dynamic real estate finance and investment markets. Her investment banking activities at Chemical Bank/JPMorgan included the restructuring of major development projects such as Canary Wharf in London, the Trump portfolio, and other significant national developers. Patrice also served as a turn-around CEO for various private real estate companies involved in student housing, large urban tract development, and recreational precincts; and, following the tragedy of 9/11, she served in the NYS Governor’s Lower Manhattan Development Corporation where she formulated economic revitalization programs including the creation of the urban transit hub at the World Trade Center site.
Professor Derrington holds a Ph.D in architecture and civil engineering from UC Berkeley, a Harvard MBA, and a B.Arch (Hons) from the University of Queensland, Australia.
More details on Professor Derrington on http://www.arch.columbia.edu/programs/real-estate-development/director
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Where: Oxford & Cambridge Club, 71 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HD
Cost: £40 per person for a 3-course lunch including two glasses of wine