U3 Advisors is a nationally recognized consulting practice that provides real estate and economic development solutions to the institutions that anchor our communities.


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  • U3 Advisors was engaged by the Hyde Family Foundations beginning in 2014 to understand the economic and physical impact of eight major anchor institutions in the Memphis Medical District including Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Methodist/LeBonheur, Regional One Health, Southern College of Optometry, Southwest Tennessee Community College, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Together, these anchors employ 16,000 people, educate 8,000 students, have $1.2 billion in collective purchasing, and control 250 acres of property. U3 Advisors found that despite the significant size of these anchors, their potential impact within the Medical District has not been fully realized.

  • Beginning in fall, 2014, U3 Advisors was engaged by JTS as the lead project manager and real estate advisor to undertake an ambitious project to reshape JTS’ campus in Morningside Heights. U3A worked closely with JTS leadership to complete an intensive programming phase with its selected architect, execute the land transaction with a third-party developer, and navigate the construction management process. In addition, U3 Advisors led a solicitation processes to select a world-class design architect for the development site. 


U3 Advisors advises our clients on a wide variety of real estate issues so that they can better understand how their real estate portfolio can best serve their institutional core mission. Universities and non-profit organizations may wish to determine whether there are opportunities to consolidate their real estate assets and operate more efficiently. They may also ask whether it is better to own or lease facilities.
U3 Advisors believes that anchor institutions - universities, medical centers, and non-profit and civic organizations – are important economic engines that can be leveraged to regenerate and strengthen their surrounding neighborhoods.
U3 Advisors assists organizations and institutions in planning for new facilities – from a single building to an entire master-planned campus. We also have expertise in many specialized types of facilities, including student and faculty housing, laboratories and teaching facilities, performance venues, and hotels.
U3 Advisors' planning strategies are based on the core philosophy that anchor institutions – universities, medical centers, and non-profit and civic organizations – provide critical economic and social support for the communities of which they are part.

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In Memoriam: John Francis Gough, Esquire

It is with a very heavy heart at U3 Advisors that we share the passing of John Gough, Esq. on March 18, 2018. John was our corporate counsel, a trusted advisor, and dear friend to the U3 family since 2006.  We remember John not only for his legal acumen, but his decency and kindness. We will miss John dearly and extend our deepest condolences to John's family during this difficult time.

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U3A is hiring an Associate

U3 Advisors (U3A) is a nationally recognized consulting practice with offices in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston that provides real estate and economic development solutions to the institutions that anchor our communities. U3A is seeking an Associate to join its growing team.

U3A offers a competitive compensation package, including salary, the opportunity to earn a bonus, and a generous employee benefits package.

Click here to read learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

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U3A's Jaime Flaherty co-authored article featured in Development Southern Africa

U3 Advisors' Managing Director & CFO Jaime Flaherty was recently published in the Development Southern Africa journal (Volume 35, #1) with an article she co-wrote with U3 Advisors' University of Pretoria client. “Integrating the Edges: University of Pretoria’s Neighbourhood Anchor Strategy” highlights the significant initiatives UP is undertaking to lead an urban renewal and social transformation project around its Hatfield campus in the City of Tshwane, South Africa. U3 Advisors worked on developing the framework strategy for UP and drew upon their deep experience with anchor institution strategies in the United States. The article grew out of Jaime’s presentation at the University-City Building Conference in Cape Town (October 2016) which hosted experts and key stakeholders around higher education initiatives in South Africa.

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Update from Memphis: "Neighborhoods growing in Medical District"

Read the latest Op-ed in the Commerical Appeal, highlighting the progress made by The Memphis Medical District Collaborative in the Memphis Medical District, where U3 Advisors is still engaged,working with the MMDC and local partners with planning & implementation of various initiatives.

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