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ACUHO-I, the association of college and university housing professionals, recognized Brailsford & Dunlavey Executive Vice President Brad Noyes as the recipient of its annual Outstanding Corporate Friend Award.

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The Falls Church School Board has selected Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) to serve as Owner’s Representative for the George Mason High School construction project.

An Owner’s Representative is a representative for the owner of a project which, in this case, is the school division. When dealing with general contractors and the technical aspects of a complex construction project, a team of skilled construction management professionals is needed to protect the interest of the project’s owners. B&D will represent Falls Church City Public Schools beginning with the review of the returned Detailed Proposals from companies currently bidding on the new high school project. Those proposals are due on May 17.

Brailsford & Dunlavey has planned or managed the implementation of more than $35 billion in completed construction projects. It brings to the George Mason project a strong team that knows the local market. B&D managed the new geothermal powered Dunbar High School and the LEED Gold Certified HD Woodson High School construction projects. They specialize in school program planning, RFP development, project management, and community engagement, and has experience in the delivery of PPEA projects and other forms of public-private partnerships.

Brailsford & Dunlavey, a certified minority-owned company, won a competitive process that included nine interested firms. The Fall Church School Board authorized the Superintendent to sign the contract with B&D at its April 23rd meeting.

Arcadis, who has been an active partner with Falls Church City Public Schools as Owner’s Representative on numerous projects for more than a decade, continues in that capacity for the Mount Daniel Expansion project currently underway.

View The Story At https://www.fccps.org/campusproject/latestevents/brailsford___dunlavey_named_owner_s_rep_

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Events DC announces the topping out of the new entertainment & sports arena in Southwest DC. B&D serves as the program manager on the project.

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Former Duke University executive, Rick Johnson, joins Brailsford & Dunlavey (“B&D”) as a senior consultant in its foodservice consulting practice. Johnson, previously an associate vice president for student affairs at Duke, brings over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 17 years of housing experience. In his new role he will advise B&D’s higher education clients on foodservice planning and operations, as well as guide them through the critical vendor selection process.

“We are eager to see Rick bring to our clients all of the innovation and passion he brought to his previous projects,” said Paul Brailsford, CEO of B&D. “It’s an exciting but challenging time for the college foodservice world, with student and parent demands skyrocketing, budgets growing ever-tighter, and existing facilities showing their age. Johnson will join our group of smart, committed professionals to tackle these challenges in the foodservice area and beyond.”

Johnson recently planned and implemented the most innovative and cutting-edge new dining facility in the United States, as Duke opened its highly acclaimed West Union. Prior to his time at Duke, Johnson led several high-profile initiatives at Virginia Tech as director of housing and dining services, elevating its program to number one in the country. He also transformed housing on campus via a master plan and building initiatives–just as he did at Duke. Private sector experience set the stage for this ample success: Johnson played key roles at Marriott and Aramark.

B&D has more than two decades of experience providing advising services that reflect the unique market and financial drivers of foodservice; the addition of Johnson further enhances the firm’s capabilities and expertise. It also reinforces B&D’s commitment to its foodservice practice, after welcoming senior consultants John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano, formerly of The Cornyn Fasano Group, in 2013.

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Program management and advisory firm Brailsford & Dunlavey’s (“B&D”) push into Northern California continues with the naming of regional leaders for two of its practice groups.

Newly appointed Regional Vice President Mark Newton will oversee the growing K-12 practice in this region, which is currently leading school modernization efforts in Redwood City and Oakland. B&D veteran and Vice President Ann Drummie is relocating from Washington, DC, to head up the higher education practice. Their efforts will also involve work with community colleges.

Newton brings over 28 years of industry experience in Northern California — most recently 14 years focused on K-14 projects. Previously, he served as Kitchell CEM’s Market Sector Executive, leading the coordination of all K-14 projects and managing major bond programs. His expertise in large capital programs is a strong complement to B&D’s significant portfolio in this area, and will help deliver success to a region that is looking to capitalize on last November’s passage of Proposition 51, which authorized the state to issue $9B in new bonds to pay for school repairs and renovations.

Drummie has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit institution business planning and real estate development. With B&D since 2001, she has guided more than 100 institutions through planning and implementation, many with long-term multi-facility engagements. These have included the University of Maine, Howard University, Butler University, and Jacksonville State University, and have ranged from residential life, campus recreation, and athletics, to academics, research, and health facilities.She is the firm’s leader for design and construction program management services for higher education, and with the relocation to Northern California, she is also an integral part of B&D’s advisory services, including opportunities with California State University campuses through an active master enabling agreement with the System.

“Almost 25 years ago, B&D started with just three employees and six clients,” said Chris Dunlavey, FAIA, B&D’s President. “The work we get to do for our clients is profound and deeply rewarding; we get to strengthen communities and empower leaders. We’re particularly excited about this new expansion into Northern California given our growing K-14 client base there, as well as our development advisory opportunities with the California State University System on the higher education side. Together, Mark and Ann will lead incredible work-building even stronger, more active communities in this region.”

Additionally, B&D VENUES will play a role in this geographic expansion, with college campus and pro arenas/stadia as well as ballparks and convention/conference center projects across the region. The specialty practice group within B&D has served more than 100 clients on more than 150 projects and is eager to take on additional projects in Northern California.

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(Oct. 2, 2017) — Program management and development advisory firm Brailsford & Dunlavey (“B&D”) launched a new online resource center today to collect and disseminate knowledge about the dynamic public-private partnership (“P3”) market within the higher education sector.

The Higher Ed P3 Resource Center (www.p3resourcecenter.com) is designed to be a knowledge exchange for industry professionals—including college and university leaders, developers and other stakeholders—and will feature articles, research and data, interviews, infographics, videos, and more from a wide variety of sources.

As part of the site launch, B&D is also releasing a Higher Education P3 “State of the Industry” Report, which was pulled together as a result of significant collaboration among a variety of developers with a strong presence in the sector. This report begins to answer two of the industry’s most commonly observed pressing questions: How big is the higher ed P3 market, and where is it headed? To answer these questions, B&D spoke with the developers about their recent projects—something the firm looks forward to doing annually by increasing the participation of developers as part of producing a “State of the Industry” report each year moving forward.

“We expect the Higher Ed P3 Resource Center and ‘State of the Industry’ Report to really aid the sector,” said Jeff Turner, an Executive Vice President at B&D and co-leader of the firm’s P3 advisory practice. “Many in the industry have mentioned that there is no one central source for information about P3s in higher ed, and no comprehensive research into the industry’s size – specifically comprehensive research into the ongoing evolution of the market. We’re excited to share what we and others have learned along the way.”

Brad Noyes, an Executive Vice President at B&D and co-leader of the firm’s P3 advisory practice, added, “The deal structures of today are multivariable equations focused on partnership and risk transfer. We’re excited that a resource center will be another helpful tool as the higher ed sector looks for ways to maximize value creation. The increasing complexity of these projects necessitates organizations to comprehensively define their projects’ values, while creating a framework that prioritizes and normalizes variables and provides the development community with sufficient information and flexibility to be innovative.”

Through its P3 advisory practice, B&D has advised on more than 13M square feet totaling $3.5B in development value across a wide variety of real estate asset classes. B&D was also recently named a finalist for P3 Bulletin’s Technical Advisor of the Year award.

If you’re a developer that would like to participate in the next annual report, let us know. Furthermore, if you’re a professional in the industry who would like to contribute an article or other information to the Higher Ed P3 Resource Center, please reach out to Doug Kotlove at 202-266-3410 or dkotlove@programmanagers.com.

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Will Mangrum, Brad Noyes & Jeff Turner to Lead Program Management Firm’s Continued National Expansion

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Ryan Gever shares his insightful knowledge of how urban school districts can improve their practices of putting surplus school buildings to good use once again.

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Owner’s Representation in Growing Higher Education Public-Private Partnership Area Propelled Isaac to Prestigious Industry Recognition

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… Brian Hanlon, is returning to the program management firm, Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) as Vice President – Director of Program Management…

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A downtown baseball stadium could generate more than $19 million worth of economic impact each year and support 248 jobs, according to a study by the consultant firm, Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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…Ty Specht, an educational facilities planner for Brailsford & Dunlavey, a program management firm in the District working with the school modernization process, made a slide presentation that showed the modes in which schools are being designed to the audience.

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June 20, 2016

FCSI associate member Tara Bliss of Brailsford & Dunlavey explains exactly why she loves her profession and why she never wants to stop learning.

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…”Acknowledge internally what you believe will be particularly distinctive for your project,” says Ann Dummie, regional vice president for program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.”

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…Greg Smith, Project Manager at Brailsford & Dunlavey, says he often sees project managers get very set in their ways…

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Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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“…CMU leaders and B&D will consider trends and the best practices regarding student life facilities…”

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…Brailsford & Dunlavey is the gold standard for market analysis on proposed stadiums and teams…

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. . . The survey’s results will be used as part of a larger effort to address the Columbia community’s campus recreation, physical education, and intercollegiate athletic needs.

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…Events D.C. also has named Brailsford & Dunlavey as the program manager for the construction project. It will be the “eyes and ears to oversee the project for us,” O’Dell said.

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The company behind a Macon baseball feasibility study is recommending a downtown ballpark as a catalyst for economic development, with the ability to draw at least 250,000 people each year.

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A national real-estate firm has recommended that the University of Virginia consider building a 300-bedroom apartment complex to house upper-class students at a site just south of Central Ground.

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A Double-A baseball team in Amarillo would most likely be successful, according to new information released Wednesday.

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…Washington, D.C.-based Brailsford & Dunlavey Inc. is consulting with the university on the project….

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The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Brailsford & Dunlavey president Chris Dunlavey, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows.

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…The university on Wednesday released the findings of a Brailsford & Dunlavey study that evaluated the feasibility of adding additional on-campus housing at WSU.

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The company with the contract to research the possibility of drawing a AA baseball team to a new stadium downtown is no stranger to looking at the merits of large community venues.

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…They voted unanimously to hire Brailsford & Dunlavey to do the preliminary studies to look at bringing AA baseball, affiliated with Major League Baseball, to the proposed downtown ballpark and event venue.

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…The selection of Bjarke Ingels represented “a very interesting and different kind of choice” because of the firm’s splashy work on an assortment of other projects and recent foray into sports said Christopher S. Dunlavey, president of the D.C.based planning and architectural firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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…B&D Venues toured Luther Williams Field and the site of the former Bibb Mill as they begin a feasibility study this week.

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. . . Pat DiGiovanni, president and CEO of Centro San Antonio, said on Monday his group has a signed letter of engagement with national stadium consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey to conduct a feasibility study that would help local leaders determine where such a ballpark should be located, how it can be funded and what level of economic impact it would have on the center city.

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. . . The B&D report found that the university’s housing need would be approximately 6,000 beds in
the Fall of 2017.

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. . . The university has been working with consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey since September to help officials define the priorities for new housing and analyze what the university can afford.

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. . . The Blugold Real Estate Foundation has taken ownership of the site and hired program management firm Brailsford and Dunlavey to conduct a market analysis.

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. . . The capital investment numbers Hills referenced came from the presentation the council received from firm Brailsford and Dunlavey . . .

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A 2014 study by the program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey found . . .

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. . . Centro has reached out to national stadium consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey to provide expertise on where such a ballpark should be developed, how it could be funded and what San Antonio can expect with regard to economic impact opportunities. . . .

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Luther Williams Field is one of the proposed sites a company out of Washington D.C. will look at as they decide if Macon-Bibb can hold and keep a minor league baseball team.

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. . . Prior to the proposal, the TSCGB hired program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey to survey the TSU and determine what students would benefit from most.

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Capitol Hill area residents will get a chance to weigh in on the future uses of the RFK stadium campus at a community meeting next week.

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In a survey of about 1,700 Vestavia residents, the firm found that 2/3 of respondents agreed that the city’s current recreational capacity is not enough.

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August 1, 2015

How should the foodservice industry respond to growing demand for gluten-free food? B&D’s John Cornyn and other industry experts weigh in.

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With a growing sports program and limited fields to handle the influx of young athletes, Vestavia Hills city and recreational officials commissioned a study to address the city’s future recreational needs earlier this year.

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UND and city officials are once again looking at creating vibrancy districts for students to engage more with the community, and this time they say it’s going to be different.

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After hopes that a multi-sport complex could be built at Sanford’s O.T. Sloan Park, as of Tuesday that dream will most likely not be feasible at that site.

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The master developer for LSU’s Nicholson Gateway Project–a mixed-use retail and residential project that will be developed on 28 acres along Nicholson Drive between Skip Bertman Drive and West Chimes Street—could be chosen by late fall, according to a timeline for the project being presented this morning to the LSU Board of Supervisors.

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Orange Coast College aims to build and open dorms by fall 2019 as part of a larger project that could make the school the only community college in Southern California to provide on-campus student housing.

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A new process for evaluating and rating school system facilities is under development to help Prince George’s Public Schools prioritize over $2 billion worth of deferred maintenance.

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