162: Solving Student Housing Woes through Public-Private Partnership

Listen to Marcus Grimm on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

The Public-Private Partnership is proving to be one of the more compelling solutions to complex financing challenges on campus, and if you’re not up to speed, you should start asking questions. This week on the show, Marcus Grimm joins us from Benchmark Construction to help us do just that, and tell us the story of Millersville University and their pledge to build robust new residential facilities without impacting their debt capacity.

But this story is just a preview. On December 1, Howard Teibel will be facilitating a webinar with guests from Millersville, Student Services, Inc., and RISE Real Estate to tell the story of their partnership and a clever arrangement that brought an end to traditional dorm-style housing on campus in less than five years.

Panelists include:

  • Tom Richardson, Associate VP / Dean of Students, Millersville University

  • Geoff Beers, CEO/GM, Student Services, Inc.

  • Jeremy Doss, Vice President, RISE Real Estate

On December 2, moderator Howard Teibel discussed our recently completed multi-phase public-private-partnership (P3) student housing project for Millersville University. Click to launch the archived presentation here or feel free to download the slides from the event.