Sponsors

Please take some time to get to know our sponsors and supporters for Higher Education Hub. For more information on sponsorship please contact Kirsty Wilson on kirsty.wilson@p3bulletin.com or  +44 779 3062 646

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    Our services include project management, quantity surveying, facilities management, building surveying, energy and sustainability consultancy, educational services, strategic management, and health and safety expertise. With all our services, emphasis is placed on understanding, interpreting and delivering the vision and aspirations of our clients. We have worked in the PPP market for over 15 years with many investors, funders and Procuring Authorities. We believe sustainability plays a major part in our business success and are committed to delivering sustainable solutions. 

    Our mission is to provide a quality, client focused management and property consultancy service, delivering robust and innovative solutions that are supported by best practice. We pride ourselves on achieving best value for clients, providing up-to-date knowledge of property solutions, procurement, financing and the complete management of the construction process.

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    " IMAGINATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PIVOTAL BUSINESS PROBLEMS

    Good business depends on good advice. Which, ultimately, comes down to four words. Yes. No. Stop. Go. Many of the world's most recognised and respected businesses – including 43 FTSE100 clients in the last two years – come to Addleshaw Goddard to deliver just that kind of simple answer. They rely on our lawyers around the world to find imaginative solutions to their pivotal business problems, and to get things done”

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    Assured Guaranty, the world’s leading financial guarantor, has helped sovereign and local governments and public-private partnerships reduce the cost of financing essential public infrastructure for more than three decades, while assuring timely payment of principal and interest to investors in the bonds it guarantees.  Assured Guaranty credit enhancement can make P3 financings more cost-efficient because they create greater security and market liquidity for investors, who prize not only the unconditional and irrevocable promise of payment but also Assured Guaranty’s credit selection, underwriting, negotiated terms and surveillance.  For additional information, visit. 

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    Founded in 1919, Bernhard is one of the largest privately-owned engineering, mechanical and electrical contractors in America with 100+ years of energy and infrastructure project experience. Bernhard has over 2,000 employees in more than 20 office locations across the country. 

    With rapidly aging infrastructure and a growing backlog of deferred maintenance, we found that our clients were faced with a critical decision. They could spend their capital on renewal and maintenance of energy infrastructure or on investments in their core business.

     We combine development, financing, design, construction, and operations to deliver turnkey Energy-as-a-Service solutions. By leveraging expertise across our firm, we can address our client’s needs at any and every stage. Our turnkey solutions reduce energy use, risk, and cost so that our clients can focus on their everyday work.

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    Ecosystem Energy Services is an award-winning firm focused on the design and delivery of high-performing energy projects. Established in 1993, with offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto, we have built a business that re-connects engineering design and construction and guarantees project outcomes. We collaborate with our clients to develop creative solutions that improve the bottom line and contribute to an environmentally responsible energy future.

    Leaders in the institutional, industrial, and commercial sectors in North America, our clients are too often contending with costly, poorly designed, aging, and ineffective energy ecosystems. This is where we come in. We specialize in the transformation and modernization of energy ecosystems, unlocking hidden value and delivering real results.

    Our energy system specialists combine engineering expertise with a deep understanding of practical application in the toughest operating environments. Every choice we make contributes to better client outcomes – and we guarantee the results.

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    Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate is a leading developer and asset manager of public buildings and infrastructure. From project conceptualization and finance through design, construction, and facility management, the professionals at Edgemoor are experts in finding creative solutions to the complex challenges that confront today’s higher education environment.

    We understand that campuses around the nation are facing similar obstacles, including funding challenges, deferred maintenance, student and faculty attraction/retention, and developing cutting-edge academic and research facilities. Our customized P3 solutions are crafted from an owner-level perspective to optimize long-term facility performance and transfer the risks of budget overruns, schedule delays, financing costs, and operational performance from public sector clients to Edgemoor.

    Edgemoor was recently honored as a Profiles in Diversity Journal Top 10 Innovation in Diversity for 2020 Award Winner and as P3 Bulletin’s 2019 Developer of the Year.

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    Founded in 2007 and headquartered in London, Equitix is a leading infrastructure investment firm that manages over £7 billion on behalf of long-term investors, including a large proportion of UK pension funds. It manages six core infrastructure flagship funds, numerous co-investment funds dedicated to larger infrastructure projects, and a number of segregated managed accounts providing customized solutions. Its investment strategy focuses on core infrastructure projects, predominantly located in the UK and Europe, covering a wide range of sectors with a particular focus on social infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation and regulated utilities. Across all of its core funds, Equitix seeks to hold assets for the life of the fund which is typically 25 years. It has acquired over 300 core infrastructure projects since its inception, thereby establishing a strong reputation as a trusted partner, operator and fiduciary fund manager.

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    Hayat Brown is an engineering and advisory firm that offers a full suite of public-private partnership services to support the analysis, execution, and delivery of complex real estate and social infrastructure projects.  We exclusively support public sector and educational institutions with:

    Strategy - Our professionals craft single asset or portfolio-wide real estate repositioning strategies that are not just aspirational but executable and underpinned by rigorous market and financial feasibility analyses.

    Project Delivery -- Whether delivering a new capital improvement project, adaptively reusing an existing facility, monetizing or recycling an underutilized asset, or revitalizing an underserved community, our experts help clients analyze, evaluate, structure, and execute transactions from concept and valuation through procurement and negotiation.

    Operations -- Our experts understand the criticality of strong program and asset management during operations to monitor performance, address challenges, and leverage opportunities. We can assist with cash flow analyses, conduct financial and transaction restructuring, and provide expert witness support.

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    IBI Group is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm. We plan, design, build, and sustain the cities of tomorrow alongside local communities across six continents. With 60+ offices across Canada, the US, the UK, the Middle East, India, and Latin America, and more than 2,500 employees, we believe communities must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch. IBI Group is the largest Canadian architecture firm, the fifth largest architecture firm in the world, and in the top 50 engineering firms in the US. Headquartered in Toronto, our experts collaborate on architecture, engineering, planning, systems, and technology. From high-rises to hospitals, and transit systems to schools, we’re shaping the way people live, move, learn, and heal in the cities of tomorrow.  IBI Group is also a leader in the P3 industry with 60+ engagements completed in this contract format. Our role on P3 projects has included feasibility studies, programming, master planning, exemplar design, client advisory, design compliance, and proponent design team.

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    JLL

    JLL’s Higher Education practice partners with public and private universities, as well as university health systems, to help fulfill their missions through the stewardship of real estate. The group taps the unrealized potential of real estate to produce cost savings, improve financial strength, manage risk, and improve the overall student experience. A leading provider of higher education services, JLL has worked for more than 250 colleges and universities throughout the world and provides a broad range of services that encompasses: brokerage, project and development management, sustainability solutions, public private partnerships, facilities management, and master planning. JLL’s expertise includes central plants, student housing, athletic stadiums, gateway and innovation projects, science and research facilities, parking garages, continuing education, hospitals and international campuses.

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    KPMG’s Infrastructure professionals in the Americas provide specialist Advisory, Tax, Audit, Accounting and Compliance related assistance throughout the life cycle of infrastructure projects and programs. Our teams have extensive local and global experience advising government organizations, infrastructure contractors, operators, and investors. We help clients ask the right questions and find strategies tailored to meet the specific objectives set for their businesses. KPMG can help set a solid foundation at the outset and combine the various aspects of infrastructure projects or programs—from strategy, to execution, to end-of-life or hand-back.

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    An industry leader in the United States, Public Facilities Group delivers facilities and social infrastructure projects for governmental entities across the U.S.  Our expert staff have reached financial close on 30 projects with a total development cost of $2.1 billion.  All our 29 completed projects have been delivered ahead of schedule and under budget and our unique incentivized contracting returns the majority of project savings to the public agency.  

    PFG uses 63-20 Progressive Design-Build, a P3 delivery model that combines low cost tax-exempt debt, issued by a third-party not-for-profit, with a developer-led progressive design-build delivery.  This approach promises savings, risk reduction, more efficient financing, and faster construction.  In short, it delivers on the promises of conventional P3 approaches while keeping financing costs low by accessing tax-exempt financing.

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    Key

    KeyBanc Capital Markets (KBCM) is a large, U.S.-based full-service investment bank with more 900+ team members delivering deep industry expertise across multiple verticals. With solid relationships among over 500 state/local public-sector clients across the country, the KBCM Public-Private Partnerships (P3) team excels at understanding the sensitivities and needs of local constituencies and public officials. The infrastructure and P3 practice actively finances’ infrastructure projects across the U.S. This includes public finance/municipal tax-exempt transactions or project finance/P3s on a non-recourse, project finance basis to deliver public infrastructure assets. With private participation in the financing of these public assets, risk allocation and operating efficiencies between the public and private sector are maximized over a project’s life cycle (both during construction, and long-term operations and maintenance). The team brings an objective, product-agnostic advisory focus to support each client’s unique financial goals. To learn more, visit key.com/P3.

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    UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure. We have over 36,000 rooms in operation or under construction through long-term, bespoke partnerships with 15 world-leading universities. With approximately 1,000 employees, since 1998 we have invested over £3bn in the UK higher education sector and provided homes to over 400,000 students. Our unique, long-term partnership approach enables our university partners to develop their estates whilst reinvesting in their core services of teaching and research. We design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) new, on-campus residential and academic infrastructure, and complete estate transfers of existing accommodation, for concession periods ranging from 40 years to 125 years. By providing high-quality and affordable accommodation on campus we aim to deliver the very best student experience in partnership with universities.

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    Winstead PC is a national business law firm with nearly 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to public and private sector clients across the country. Our multidisciplinary higher education group provides a complete array of legal services to colleges and universities, including real estate, construction, litigation, intellectual property, and labor and employment. Winstead’s P3 attorneys represent major colleges and universities with the planning, financing and structuring of a wide variety of P3 projects ranging from arenas to utility plants. Our attorneys work closely with clients to weigh the risks and benefits of every transaction, maximizing both public and private resources to achieve optimal outcomes.

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    The P3 Bulletin is a magazine and website providing in-depth updates on partnership working between the public and private sector to procure, build and manage public infrastructure. 

    Each hard-copy edition of the P3 Bulletin magazine includes news, interviews with the top industry figures, in-depth market reports on partnership sectors and industry authored articles covering transport, waste, education, healthcare, housing, courts and leisure. Plus, the magazine includes a Business Leads section - giving you information about projects before they are even advertised.

    Subscription also gives you unlimited access to constantly updated news stories, features and searchable Project Tracker.

    The website and magazine is essential reading for industry professionals to help them make informed decisions and remain at the cutting edge of partnerships and infrastructure business information.