Realizing Your Vision

From urban districts and college campuses to infill lots and public spaces, U3 Advisors excels at finding unexpected strategies that foster enterprise, inspire innovation, and encourage inclusivity. With a diverse staff of multi-disciplinary practitioners in urban planning, real estate development, GIS, data analytics, higher education administration, economics, architecture, and nonprofit leadership, we have the knowledge, insight, and experience to quickly understand challenges and implement data-driven solutions.

Our Team

Leveraging the Power of Place

We help institutions of all sizes leverage their real estate assets and economic enterprise to achieve growth, impact, and investment. Anchors institutions are unique in their ability to foster vibrant communities that serve broad constituents. Driving bold, place-based visions, we help our clients prepare for what’s coming tomorrow.

Our Work

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Kresge & Hudson Webber Foundations
Incubating the Transformation of Midtown Detroit
Incubating the Transformation of Midtown Detroit
Princeton University
Planning for the Future while Respecting the Past
Planning for the Future while Respecting the Past
Drexel University
Turning Ambition into Action
Turning Ambition into Action
University of Toronto
Four Corners, One Cohesive Vision
Four Corners, One Cohesive Vision

U3 specializes in working with academic institutions, healthcare systems, and non-profit organizations of all sizes. Our experience working with and within these institutions allows us to anticipate our clients’ needs and surpass their expectations of what’s possible.




Doing the Right thing for Better Reasons

Our clients’ success is everyone’s success. Our strategic work, driven by our values, has the power to advance an institution’s mission while enabling more prosperous and equitable communities. We believe in the transformative power of anchor institutions, local investment and local partnerships to produce broad economic effects that can uplift entire cities.

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Strong neighborhoods and vibrant communities encourage people to consider the world from a perspective other than their own, creating new opportunities for cultural and economic growth.
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Everyone should have equal opportunity to enjoy public spaces and places. Diverse, accessible, and sustainable neighborhoods are essential for a healthy city.
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Institutions of higher learning play a critical role in fostering acceptance and opportunity. Environments built to support education can create lasting social change.
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Data is foundational and essential to our work. We also balance our evidence-based approach to problem-solving with a human touch and an understanding of how people live and communities thrive.
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A culturally and professionally diverse workforce helps us build effective coalitions, find unexpected opportunities, and develop innovative strategies.
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The urgent environmental and economic threats posed by climate change require swift action and disciplined leadership. U3 Advisors is committed to working alongside its clients and partners to confront these existential threats and find renewed opportunities for growth, change, and sustainable development.

U3 is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

U3’s values of empathy, inclusivity, equality, responsibility, and diversity drive our strategic work and form the foundation for our interpretation of diversity and inclusion in our workplace and beyond.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion