Peter Hendee Brown


Wednesday, March 23

4:30 to 5 p.m.: Reception

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Program and Panel Discussion


Humphrey Forum

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis


Peter Hendee Brown has accumulated a wide range of real estate experiences and expertise through his work with and for private sector developers and through his involvement in numerous high-profile public-private development projects in the Twin Cities, including Nicollet Mall, Peavey Plaza, US Bank Stadium, and the adjacent Downtown East Commons.  He has also taught a course at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs since 2007 that attracts a wide range of University of Minnesota students.


His latest book, How Real Estate Developers Think, is a culmination of his lived and academic experiences. At this event celebrating the launch of his new book, Peter Hendee Brown will shed further light on real estate developers as people, and how he hopes the book will help members of the community better understand what these entrepreneurial city builders do and why they do it. 


Following remarks from the author, an engaging panel discussion will further explore key concepts presented in How Real Estate Developers Think featuring:


• John Adams, professor emeritus, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

• Tom Fisher, professor and director, Metropolitan Design Center

• Jacob Frey, Third Ward council member, City of Minneapolis

• Amanda Janzen, project manager, Schafer Richardson; alumnus, Humphrey School of Public Affairs