JOE WINTERS

Regional Vice President

With experience in market analyses, finance, brokerage, and development, as well as degrees in architecture, business, and city planning, Mr. Winters brings a well-rounded and unique perspective of the built environment to B&D. He utilizes his background and experience to advise higher education institutions, municipalities, and private-sector clients through all phases of the development process for quality-of-life facilities, including athletic venues, student housing, recreation centers, student unions, and mixed-use retail projects. In particular, he works with owners during the planning phase to determine market feasibility, create architectural programs, and establish project budgets and schedules. As a project transitions from planning to implementation, he takes on the role of owner’s representative by managing the client’s responsibilities through procurement, design oversight, construction management, and project close-out. His objective throughout the development process is to help clients maximize the value of their investments by delivering projects in a fashion that positions them to achieve organizational goals and strategic objectives. Prior to joining B&D, Mr. Winters supported the deployment and management of a $100 million private equity fund, which was established to target urban commercial real estate projects across the Southeast of the United States.

Client Opportunity

  • Explore the need for new student housing on its Indianapolis campus
  • Position any potential new housing both as a competitive amenity to help recruit out-of-state and international students and as a means of supporting retention and overall student success
  • Enhance the students’ comprehensive experience by bringing energy and activity to campus life, increasing engagement with the university and with each other

B&D Process

  • Conducted a Strategic Asset Value workshop with university stakeholders to identify and prioritize the strategic objectives that future projects must address to help advance the university’s permanent mission and vision
  • Analyzed the off-campus housing market to understand the key metrics affecting students who have chosen to live there
  • Led student focus groups and administered an internet-based survey to assess current housing patterns and demand preferences
  • Quantified student housing demand for various unit and occupancy types via a proprietary demand- based programming methodology

Project Highlights

  • B&D’s research and analysis outlined excess demand for on-campus living and quantified the competitive off-campus housing market
  • The plan outlined how 1,000 new on-campus beds should be developed in community-style and full-suite configurations
  • Recommendation was made to consider reserving a portion of the university’s housing supply for freshmen and graduate students
  • The recommended housing developments will expand access for those who will, in general, benefit the most and, therefore, help maximize the impact on student development and on the university’s strategic objectives
  • B&D’s strategic evaluation outlined the ways in which increased housing will help knit the campus together, creating scale and residential neighborhoods that are venues for out-of-class activities and that feed other centers of student life

M.A. City and Regional Planning (Georgia Institute of Technology)

M.B.A. Land and Community Development (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (Georgia State University)

B.A. Architecture (Columbia University)

Urban Land Institute

2015
ADVANCING YOUR MISSION THROUGH CASE MAKING: STRATEGIC, PHYSICAL, AND FINANCIAL PLANNING DOWNLOAD
2014
WHY DO THEY KEEP ASKING ME QUESTIONS? ROLE OF THE OWNER DURING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION DOWNLOAD
2014
ACHIEVING VISION IN A NEW FINANCIAL CLIMATE DOWNLOAD
2013
BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH STUDENT HOUSING DOWNLOAD
2012
KEY INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING BOLD RECIPES: VISION, MARKET DEMAND, FUNDING DOWNLOAD
2012
TWO CAMPUS HOUSING MASTER PLANS, ONE PLANNING PROCESS DOWNLOAD
2012
RECREATION CENTER CONSTRUCTION: GETTING IT DONE WITH DESIGN-BUILD DOWNLOAD
2012
ACHIEVING STRATEGIC HOUSING OBJECTIVES THROUGH MASTER PLANNING DOWNLOAD
2010
LEEDING ANSWERS: ACHIEVING CONSENSUS AND PROVIDING CLARITY FOR YOUR LEED PROJECT DOWNLOAD
2011
STUDENT LIFE CENTER PROPOSED

Development is currently underway to implement a new student life center on Augusta State University’s
Wrightsboro Road campus.

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