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Speaker Series: Patrice Derrington

November 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What do a confidant of Shakespeare, a trio of financially savvy sisters, and a traitor to the court of Charles II have in common? They were all instrumental in the development of the real estate industry. Please join us for a fascinating evening lecture with Patrice Derrington, Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate, Director of the M.Sc. in Real Estate Development (MSRED) Program, in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University.

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About the Book: 

Built Up uncovers the roots of the global real estate industry in the machinations of a patron of Shakespeare, the merged lineages of business savvy women and men, startlingly innovative collaborations with the first English architect, and the radical explorations of other denizens of early modern London – and what those colorful origins mean for the practice of property development today. Uniting insights from the author’s career as an internationally recognized developer with meticulous archival research, this resource for scholars and professionals synthesizes economic history and the latest planning and finance literature. The result is an unprecedented effort to codify the principles and activities of real estate development as a foundation for future academic research and practical innovation. By tracing the evolution of property development to its earliest days, Built Up establishes the theoretical groundwork for the next phase in the transformation of the urban environment.

About the Author:

With over fifteen years of real estate experience, Patrice Derrington is currently the Holliday Associate Professor and Director of the Real Estate Development program at Columbia University. Patrice’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, Harvard MBA, and B. Arch, University of Queensland, in addition to teaching awards, publications, and notable contributions to research. In their industry experience on Wall Street, they worked as an investment banker, advisor, and fund manager to major individual and institutional clients such as David Rockefeller, Keybank, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. They are also a registered architect and have led numerous urban development projects in the USA and Australia.


November 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm