Addressing Systemic Racism in Real Estate

This event is led by Ed Poteat, Adjunct Professor at GSAPP, with an introduction by Patrice Derrington, Holliday Associate Professor and Director of GSAPP’s Real Estate Development Program. Additional details to be announced.

The seminar will address systematic racism in general and systematic racism as it impacts real estate. Specifically, we will examine the impact of environmental racism and redlining on communities of color.

Edward Poteat is a leading developer of affordable housing in the New York City metropolitan area and an Adjunct Professor in the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia GSAPP and author of several essays and books, including The Fiscal Cliff, which discusses the plight of shrinking cities and the economic problems these cities face.

Currently, Poteat is the Founder and President of Carthage Advisors, an affordable housing real estate firm that specializes in the redevelopment of older government-subsidized properties. Carthage has more than 700 units in various stages of development and is actively pursuing other projects. The firm has exceptional expertise with devising sophisticated financial structures to rehabilitate existing affordable housing structures.


Free and open to the public. Virtual events hosted on Zoom Webinar do not require an account to attend, advanced registrations are encouraged.

GSAPP is committed to providing universal access to all of our virtual events. Please contact Lyla Catellier via email at to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.