Poindexter: David B. Ford Professor of
Georgette Chapman Poindexter has been appointed the David
B. Ford Professor of Real Estate, which became effective
July 1, 2003.
is the chair of the real
estate department and a professor
of real estate and legal studies at Wharton, and a professor
of law at the Law School. She was also an academic visitor
at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the
Penn faculty in 1994 she was in private law practice
in New York and Philadelphia. She was named as the Ballard
Research Scholar at the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
lectures internationally on topics in commercial real
estate and urban planning. She is a contributing
editor of the Real Estate Law Journal and a member
of the Editorial Board of The Practical Real Estate
Lawyer. Her scholarly work has appeared in, among
others, the Emory Law Journal, the University
of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Boston University
Law Review, the University of Connecticut Law
Review and the Real Estate Law Journal.
Poindexter is a past recipient of the Undergraduate Division
Excellence in Teaching Award and the Rapaport Award for
Excellence in Teaching the Undergraduate Core.
is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Professor Poindexter received her J.D. from Harvard Law
School in 1985 and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.
B. Ford, WG'70 has been one of the School's leading volunteers
and established the David B. Ford Endowed Professorship
in 2001. He recently retired from Goldman Sachs & Co.,
New York, where he was co-head of the Asset Management
Group. Mr. Ford is a past chairman of Wharton's
Annual Fund, and in 1998, he was honored with the School's
Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on Wharton's
Board of Overseers and is a member of the Board of Trustees
for his undergraduate alma mater, Florida State University.