Manhattan Country School
U3A completed a successful 4-year engagement with Manhattan Country School to plan and execute a strategy to double enrollment, sell its historic mansion on the Upper East Site, and acquire a new facility to support the school’s growth. Beginning in 2010, serving as project manager for this K-8 independent school, U3A helped MCS to analyze the financial implications of various real estate options. U3A also assisted MCS in selecting a real estate broker and a planning architect, and worked closely with MCS and the broker to evaluate a variety of relocation sites. MCS then closed on the purchase of the former Mannes College of Music on the Upper West Side and sold its mansion on East 96th Street. We concluded our engagement by managing a competitive selection process for a design architect and owner’s representative on behalf of MCS.