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Investcorp Adds Two Advisory Directors to Real Estate Group

Investcorp has named two new advisory directors to its real estate group: Michelle Felman and Patrice Derrington, both based in New York. They join Mark Patterson, who was appointed as an advisory director in 2017. 

Felman and Derrington joined this month. They bring a combined 50-plus years’ experience across multiple areas of the real estate space from investments, capital markets and academia and will focus on expanding the firm’s real estate platform.  

Jon Dracos, Investcorp’s global head of real estate, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Michelle and Patrice to the Investcorp team and look forward to the insights, executional expertise and network they bring that we believe will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our platform.” 

Felman’s previous roles included co-head of acquisitions and capital markets for Vornado Realty Trust. Derrington is currently the Marc Holliday Professor and director of the Real Estate Development program at Columbia University. 

Pictured: Investcorp headquarters at 280 Park Ave. 


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