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Four projects hit big milestones: A look at closings in our covid-impacted world, Part 2 – NJIT

By Jessica Rosenberg, Brailsford & Dunlavey     This is the second article in a two-part series. Part 1 on Palmer College is available here. As detailed in Part 1, four projects in the higher education sector have recently reached big milestones (e.g., financial close)—milestones the industry hasn’t seen as many of since Covid began. …

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Four projects hit big milestones: A look at closings in our covid-impacted world, Part 1 – Palmer College

By Jessica Rosenberg, Brailsford & Dunlavey     Four projects in the higher education sector have recently reached big milestones (e.g., financial close)—milestones the industry hasn’t seen as many of since Covid began. Like bright green poking through the dark soil at the beginning of spring, these projects symbolize the dawning of a new season. …

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P3 Housing: Trends & Perspective (video)

Ryan Jensen (B&D) recently co-presented a webinar on P3 housing trends for GLACUHO (Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers). He shared observations of how Covid-19 has impacted higher education and P3s, and highlighted what he expects to see moving forward. He was joined by Susan Teggatz, the Director of Campus Housing at the …

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On the necessity and value of strategic energy planning in a COVID-impacted world: An interview with two experts

An interview by B&D with Rob McKenna, director of B&D’s Energy Advisory Practice, and Jeffrey Turner, LEED® AP, executive vice president for B&D and co-leader of the firm’s higher ed practice. Bios below. Energy strategy is a frequently overlooked component of successful campus operation. A strong energy strategy can help administrators meet their fiduciary duties while …

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Flexible facilities help navigate new challenges

By Jack Shaw, Vice President for Campus Services, Shepherd University. Bio below. A really solid plan tends to be scalable and applicable to other challenges. In fall of 2017, Shepherd University opened Potomac Place, a 5-story, 298-bed, 81,000-square-foot, multi-use residence hall. The bedrooms are in a modified suite format with a 2:1 resident to bathroom …

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Higher Ed P3 2020 “State of the Industry” Report (download available)

The full Higher Education P3 2020 “State of the Industry” report is available for download. The report highlights Brailsford & Dunlavey’s findings from its third annual survey of higher education P3 transactions. This State of the Industry report focuses on housing and housing-anchored mixed-use projects from B&D’s database of higher education P3 projects that achieved …

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P3 State of the Industry Report: A Predictable 2019, A Very Unpredictable 2020 (video)

A recent conversation at the 2020 P3 Higher Education Summit focused on the State of the Higher Ed P3 Industry. View the full video here, and read the session description below:   In this session, the co-leaders of development advisory firm Brailsford & Dunlavey’s higher education practice, Brad Noyes and Jeff Turner will provide an …

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Getting creative with student housing P3s: As financial pressures increase, universities should consider all options for improving campus housing

By Eric Richard, Senior Analyst, Brailsford & Dunlavey. Full bio below.   Introduction Many colleges and universities use public-private partnerships (P3) to deliver new student housing projects to accommodate demand for on-campus housing. When planned and implemented correctly, these deals are an effective way to deliver a new housing project efficiently and in some cases with …

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Operating a P3 Project in a Pandemic Environment: Lessons Learned and Reminders from the COVID-19 Experience

By Dr. Matthew Brown, President, Capstone Management Partners. Full bio below.    In the spring of 2009, colleges and universities were scrambling to address concerns over the novel H1N1 Influenza outbreak and developing pandemic plans. In August of that year, the CDC advised against closing schools, and institutions examined contingencies for a variety of scenarios. One …

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On the monetization of campus land: Q&A with Kim Wright

For years, colleges and universities have successfully monetized their non–mission critical real estate assets. In this Q&A, expert Kim Wright, a senior associate at B&D (full bio below), sheds light on why the practice is likely to become increasingly common in the coming years, focusing on the monetization of campus land for commercial development.   …

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