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


What we stand for

Featured Projects

  • 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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Job Listing

U3A is recruiting an Associate in New York

The Associate, based in New York City, will work with senior staff providing project management, research, financial, and analytic support for a wide range of clients and assignments. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience, in real estate, economic development, consulting, planning, or a related field. Previous work experience should demonstrate strong analytical skills, preferably in a real estate context.

Read the complete posting here. Interested parties, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@u3advisors.com. Please include your current or most recent salary information. 

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Job Listing

U3A's NYC Office now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 paid internship

U3 Advisors' New York office is now accepting applications for a Paid Internship for Fall 2017. The Intern will work directly with the Associates and Senior Associates of the New York office of the firm on a variety of projects. The internship will begin in September and continue through December, 2017, with the potential for extension into Spring 2018 if appropriate. Click here to read the complete posting . Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@u3advisors.com.

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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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U3A's Nicole Buchholz recognized as Citizen of the week

Congratulations to U3 Advisors' Nicole Buchholz, recognized for by the Philadelphia Citizen as a Citizen of the Week for her work on the Marian Anderson Recreation Center pool in Philadelphia. Read more here

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