Financing Campus Facilities Through Public/Private Partnerships

Organization: Academic Impressions

Venue: InterContinental Buckhead

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 24, 2013 End Date/Time: Jan 25, 2013
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Increasing demands for capital expansion combined with a continued weak economy make partnerships with private entities an attractive option for financing new campus facilities. But before forming partnerships, an institution must understand various structures and options, as well as possible implications of the partnerships on risk profile, debt capacity, credit rating, and even town-gown relations.

Join us to learn how you can build partnerships with builders, financiers, property managers, and your community that will help minimize your institution’s financial risk and bring new opportunities to your physical campus. This program will cover traditional models as well as newer models in which private developers deploy capital for projects.


Interested in contributing your expertise to this program? There are still opportunities available to facilitate and sponsor select sessions and breaks throughout this conference. Contact Erin Swietlik, conference director, at 720.988.1236 to learn more.


Business officers, directors of capital planning, and real estate management professionals will return to their home institutions equipped with practical tips and strategies for forging partnerships to achieve project and institutional goals. Institutional leaders, including presidents or trustees with facilities, finance, or planning responsibilities, will also benefit.

Institutions that are updating or developing campus master plans, are considering the use of a private partner to fund facilities, or are in the early stages of establishing a private partnership to fund facilities will benefit most from this conference.

Optional post-conference workshop

The Smart RFP

Organizing a successful P3 project requires the ability to communicate the project to potential partners through the RFP. Designing the document should not be left to the lawyers, even though a lot of required boilerplate language is necessary. In this workshop, we will discuss the key decisions you must make before crafting your RFP, and we will offer a checklist to help you outline an RFP that includes considerations for both on-campus and off-campus projects. We’ll also examine emerging trends in public/private partnership agreements and how these trends should impact your RFP.

In advance of the workshop, you’ll receive a reading list of sample higher education RFPs to help you develop more detailed questions. Following the workshop, you’ll be able to incorporate key components into your RFP into the achievement of project and institutional goals.


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