- February 1, 2017: Vol. 9, Number 2

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A dent in the universe: A tribute to Michael Humphrey

by Geoffrey Dohrmann

Four weeks ago, I was sitting at a table on the 56th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, overlooking all of Singapore, having drinks and enjoying a farewell dinner with a small group from our 2016 Asia Pacific Editorial Advisory Board Meeting. Joining us at that table was Michael Humphrey, the founder and CEO of Courtland Partners, who had flown in from Cleveland to attend our event.

Not surprisingly to those who knew him well, Michael’s charisma and energy dominated the evening’s discussions. He was so upbeat, so positive, so full of life, and so excited about the coming year. So it is strange to hear the news of his sudden and unexpected death only a few weeks later.

Michael was a friend and a long-time supporter of our publications, going back to the very earliest years. He and several of his colleagues have attended editorial board functions on three different continents over the years, covering both real estate and infrastructure inve

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