Featured Projects

  • Since 2009, U3 Advisors has served University of Maryland in College Park, advising on a variety of real estate and community engagement initiatives. Cumulatively, the strategies have led to the University forming a stronger working relationship in College Park, and laying the groundwork to transform the Downtown into a vibrant college town district.

  • U3A served as consultant to Cornell in the University’s successful quest to win the Bloomberg administration’s competition to attract a world-class applied sciences and engineering campus to New York City, and has since served as real estate advisor in implementing the 2 million square foot campus.

Services

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.

News + Ideas

Ideas

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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New Full-Service Animal Shelter Announced in the Bronx

Working with engineering firm Mott MacDonald and a team of animal shelter experts, U3 Advisors assisted the New York City Department of Health (DOH) and it’s contract operator Animal Care Centers (ACC) in the site selection and predevelopment planning for a new full service animal shelter in the Bronx.

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Chattanooga’s Innovation District revived the city — but is it sustainable?

“This isn’t necessarily going to be a new building or a new street — it could be that, and I hope it is along with many other new things.” Read about U3 Advisors' latest engagement in the Chattanooga Innovation District. As in Chattanooga , U3A is engaged nationwide - supporting the institutions that anchor our communities.

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U3 Advisors original research on Employer Assisted Housing Incentives published and presented at Congress for New Urbanism Seattle Conference

Anchor Institutions, such as universities and hospitals, have the power to bring about positive economic and physical change in their surrounding neighborhoods." U3A's Alex Feldman and Shea O'Neill contributed their paper, Live Local - Achieving Equitable and Sustainable Neighborhood Development through Anchor-Led Housing Incentives  to the Congress for New Urbanism's 25th annual convening.  Read the full research paper here

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