Andrew R. Sanderford

Andrew R. Sanderford

Drew Sanderford, PhD, is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. His research and teaching will focus on housing, the property development process, various aspects of real estate finance, and the diffusion of innovation within various real property markets. Previously, Drew was post-doctoral research fellow at the Virginia Center for Housing Research, a research center within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. His primary teaching responsibilities included courses urban planning and development as well as pro-forma analysis. His research projects included papers on housing, appraisal, public policy, the diffusion of innovation in real estate. At VCHR, Dr. Sanderford collaborated on research with a number of colleagues across the fields of Building Construction, Statistics, Finance, Operations, and Real Estate. Drew is a founding member of the Future Leaders of the American Real Estate Society and active member of its parent organization, the American Real Estate Society. In spring 2015, Dr. Sanderford and colleagues were awarded a manuscript prize for the best paper on Sustainable Real Estate at the 2014 American Real Estate Society Conference. The paper was titled "Innovation Complementarity: Evidence from US Home Builders’ Green Technology Use 2000-2010." Drew is also a member of Evergreen Advisors, LLC--a real estate development and investment consulting firm based in Hailey, Idaho.

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Andrew P. McCoy
Andrew R. Sanderford
C. Theodore Koebel
Carlos Martin

Scholars of innovation have, for some time, engaged in the process of identifying the role of innovation in economic growth. The study of innovation has produced an astonishing array of insights into the way firms create, individuals choose, and markets evolve.