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The University of South Florida Posts RFQ for Mixed-Use District P3

Tampa, FL – “The University of South Florida has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on a mixed-use district P3. Private partners will redevelop the university’s former golf course into a “vibrant” mixed-use district featuring academic facilities, housing, hospitality, green and recreational spaces. Cushman & Wakefield and Brailsford & Dunlavey are advising the authority.” This …

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The University of Maine’s Historic Hotel Opening Marks P3 First for the State

Along with a newly constructed add-on facility, Hotel Ursa is an independent hotel located on the site of the University of Maine-Orono’s historic Holmes and Coburn halls. This project, which marks the first public-private partnership (P3) for a public university in Maine, comprises 95 rooms and suites, with a café and bar for guests and …

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The University of Texas at Austin Releases RFQ for Student Housing P3

AUSTIN, TX – “A development partner will deliver over 300 beds, plus amenity spaces and ground floor retail space, which will be focused on providing the university’s law students accommodation directly adjacent to the law school. Interested parties have until April 3, 2024, to express their intent to submit, and April 10 to submit their responses to …

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B&D Director and USF Associate VP Share P3 Housing Insights at ACUHO Event

Edward Norwood, a director in the higher education sphere for Brailsford & Dunlavey (“B&D”), presented at the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International’s (ACUHO-I) Senior Housing Officer Institute (SHOI) alongside Ana Hernandez, Associate Vice President of Housing and Residential Education at the University of South Florida, in February. Their presentation, titled ‘Public-Private Partnerships,’ was …

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The University of Akron Issues RFQ for Innovative Housing P3

AKRON, OH – The University of Akron, Ohio, has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to deliver new on-campus housing assets through a P3. For the housing project, private partners will identify and deliver a sustainable plan to renew its housing offering and deliver new housing projects. The project will be delivered through a design, build, …

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On the rebound? Optimism for US higher education P3s is up, but closings are down

SAN DIEGO, CA – Optimism on a future P3 pipeline is high – over two dozen universities, colleges and public school systems explored the use of P3s this year, ranging from projects in the student housing area to campus edge development to school bus electrification. In its recent report, 2023 Higher Education Public-Private Partnerships State …

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2023 Higher Ed P3 “State of the Industry” Report (download available)

The full Higher Education P3 2023 “State of the Industry” report is now available for download. The findings, from the firm’s sixth annual survey of P3 transactions focused on housing and housing-anchored mixed-use projects, focuses on deals that achieved financial close during calendar year 2022. In addition, the report highlights the creativity and flexibility exhibited …

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RFQ for TCU P3

FORT WORTH, TX – Texas Christian University has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a private partner to design, build, finance, maintain, and in most cases, operate assets both on campus and along its Berry Street campus edge. On campus, TCU is seeking a partner to deliver two lower-division student housing projects, while along its …

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Higher Ed P3s Heating Up: Several Projects Reach Critical Milestones During Busy Summer Season

William & Mary and University of Nevada, Reno achieve financial close, while RFQs are issued for projects at University of Texas and Cleveland State WASHINGTON, DC – The summer of 2023 is proving to be a busy time for P3s within higher education, as four universities recently reached milestones on their initiatives.   The College of …

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B&D Combines Its Higher Education and Sports Venue Expertise on Groundbreaking University of Tennessee Project

KNOXVILLE, TN – As Tennessee Athletics continues to aggressively pursue its mission of leading the way in college sports, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White has initiated the exploration of a public-private partnership aimed at the development of a first-in-class entertainment district spanning the Tennessee River waterfront near historic Neyland Stadium. The university has …

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