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.

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U3 Advisors practices at the intersection between cities and the institutions and non-profits that anchor them. We bring a deep understanding of distinct but critical perspectives: an institution’s mission & campus vision, financial feasibility of a project, and impact on real estate & community outcomes. Through these perspectives, U3 Advisors delivers partnership-based services and meaningful, impactful strategies and products.

Parcel Services
Focusing on a specific building or site, U3 Advisors leverages its deep understanding of non-profit facilities development and management to support our clients through a variety of services.
Campus Services
At a campus level, U3 Advisors draws on its experience working inside and in partnership with non-profit anchors to align its institutional mission with its campus vision.
District Services
At a district scale, U3 Advisors deploys strategies and programs that aim to leverage the economic power and demand of anchor institutions to increase vitality, promote connections and create economic opportunity.

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Job Listing

U3 Advisors is hiring an Associate in NYC

The Associate position, 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 Associate will have significant client contact and, depending on ability, may take lead responsibility for specific projects or clients. In addition, the Associate will participate in preparing proposals and other marketing efforts on behalf of the firm.

The ideal candidate will have approximately 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; a Graduate degree, ideally in business administration, real estate, urban planning, economics, finance, or a related field, and; demonstrated interest in and commitment to real estate development, particularly in regards to nonprofit institutions and public/private development. 

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U3 Advisors responds to Forbes Real Estate Council CommunityVoice, December 19, 2018 “Three Reasons Real Estate Pros Should Get Smart About Investing in Educational Institutions”

U3 Advisors responds to Forbes Real Estate Council CommunityVoice, December 19, 2018 “Three Reasons Real Estate Pros Should Get Smart About Investing in Educational Institutions,” cautioning that the interests of institutional real estate investors may not always align with the mission, resources, expertise, and time horizon of community colleges or other higher education institutions. 

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U3A Authors "Value Capture In The Commons" Toolkit

U3A authored the Value Capture in the Commons toolkit for Reimagining the Civic Commons, a national initiative to foster engagement, equity, environmental sustainability, and economic development in our cities. The goal of this effort is to give community leaders a set of established and emerging tools to both sustain ongoing operations of shared civic assets and benefit existing neighbors. Download the toolkit from here

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