Sponsors of P3C

Many thanks to the industry organizations who help make our conference possible.  P3C recognizes and applauds the following sponsors whose support makes the extraordinary P3C experience. Click here to learn more about sponsorship.

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The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure

The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure is a non-profit, action-driven, member-led organization comprised of respected industry leaders committed to strengthening American infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships. AIAI is the one organization with the ability to represent and promote the P3 industry, because AIAI members ARE the industry – leaders from a broad range of disciplines, including construction engineering, legal, finance, operations, logistics, legislation, public policy, academia, maintenance, planning and design. Built upon a foundation of extensive experience and knowledge, AIAI serves as a national proponent to facilitate education, raise awareness and develop legislation through targeted advocacy. AIAI is dedicated to moving P3s forward.

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Cintra | Ferrovial Agroman

With projects spanning the globe, Cintra and Ferrovial Agroman are internationally renowned leaders in public-private partnerships and the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of large-scale transportation, urban and services infrastructure. From multibillion-dollar highway corridors and airports to high-speed rail and water treatment systems, our innovation drives economies and positively impacts the lives of millions of people – one community at a time.

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JLL

JLL’s robust Public Institutions practice has a successful track record delivering solutions to 200+ public sector entities. Government entities require a partner that understands the challenges and complexities you face. Many from our dedicated public institutions team are former government employees. JLL can help structure public private partnerships by sharing the risk and financial burden of necessary projects. From strategy and facilities management to transactions and project management, JLL brings public sector entities the perspective and expertise to turn a real estate portfolio into a collection of working assets that meet requirements while reducing costs, generating revenues and increasing productivity.

PCL

PCL consistently delivers the highest value for the lowest cost in the AFP/P3 marketplace, and has for over 15 years. As a result, we are one of North America’s most prolific constructors, having partnered on more than 55 alternative financing P3 projects valued at over $10 billion. PCL is composed of a group of independent construction companies that carries out work in the commercial buildings, civil infrastructure, and heavy industrial markets across North America, the Caribbean, and Australia, with a 110 year history and annual volumes that exceeds $7 billion, making us one of the largest contracting organizations in North America.

Plenary Group USA

Plenary Group is North America’s leading long-term investor, developer and operator of public infrastructure. With a reputation built on having delivered diverse and challenging privately-financed public infrastructure projects, we pride ourselves on innovation and delivering first-class infrastructure on-time and on-budget.  We are recognized for our holistic approach to delivering projects – embracing finance, planning, design and construction, complementary commercial development, asset management and operations.With 28 projects throughout the United States and Canada, we’re bringing infrastructure to life for government clients and local communities across North America.

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Skanska

Public Private Partnerships have brought critical projects to life, from schools and hospitals to roads and rail. With more than 30 projects worldwide, we continue to improve and invest in the future of our communities.  We build what matters.

University Student Living

University Student Living (USL) is the comprehensive campus housing company of The Michaels Organization. Our guiding principle is: “Together, we build communities.” We achieve this through close, long-term partnerships to create housing designed, constructed, and managed to suit the needs of a diverse profile of students, as well as faculty and staff.

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AECOM

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies have annual revenue of approximately US$18 billion.

Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.

Brailsford & Dunlavey

Brailsford & Dunlavey is a program management firm with in-house planning capabilities. Our purpose is to inspire and empower organizations to maximize the value of investments that advance communities. As catalysts for building community, we maximize value and mitigate risk for our clients every step of the way. We take an idea, make it a viable project, and manage it through ribbon cutting and into operation. Brailsford & Dunlavey is a national firm with offices in Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Columbus, Detroit, Irvine, New York City, and Washington, D.C.—and features a client base in all 50 United States. 

CohnReznick, LLP

With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick LLP is currently the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today’s dynamic business environment demands. The firm was formed out of the combination of J.H. Cohn and Reznick Group in October 2012. CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for Fortune 1000 companies, owner-managed firms, international enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and other key market sectors.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey & Whitney is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States. From project inception to completion, Dorsey’s Public-Private Project Development Group is well-equipped to address the full spectrum of legal issues encountered throughout the life cycle of P3 and infrastructure projects.

Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

Meridiam Infrastructure

Meridiam is a global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure with a long-term view. Founded in 2005, the company is an independent player committed to aligning the interests of all stakeholders. Meridiam develops projects in OECD countries and Africa by working closely with public authorities at every stage of their projects, from design through long-term management (up to 25 years). Meridiam promotes a hands-on approach with a strong focus on technical, environmental and social aspects as well as an active engagement with project stakeholders.

Public Facilities Group

Public Facilities Group (PFG) is a leader in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) for Social Infrastructure. Our staff have completed 28 projects with a total development cost of $1.8 billion, all of which have been completed on or ahead of schedule and on or under budget. We advocate the use of the New American Approach of P3 delivery that blends tax-exempt financing with private development, operations and maintenance. The New American Approach offers private guarantees of both cost and schedule and builds in safeguards that allow the public to secure ultimate project control whenever they desire to do so.

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Rutan’s Infrastructure/Public-Private Partnerships (P3) practice group is an industry leader in guiding its clients through some of the country’s most complex and innovative public building, transportation, transit, power and water infrastructure projects. Rutan has over a century of expertise in government and regulatory law, real estate banking and finance, and construction law, which makes it uniquely suited to advise its clients on every detail of taking a project from pre-bid to completion. Rutan has extensive experience in P3 and design-build, with deep and recent involvement advising industry participants concerning all facets of projects, including but not limited to financing, procurement, risk analysis and mitigation, contract drafting, contract management, and life-cycle energy efficiency incentives.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG  is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.

The Weitz Company

Nationally Ranked. Founded in 1855, The Weitz Company is a full-service project and construction management firm providing innovative P3 Solutions. With office locations throughout the US. Weitz is one of the oldest building firms in the US, and consistently ranks in the top of Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s list of Top 100 Contractors.

WT Partnership

WT Partnership is an award winning international practice of property, project and cost management consultants in building construction, infrastructure and management of facilities. We work in partnership with our clients and their advisors at all stages of the asset development process and property lifecycle, giving professional, timely and reliable advice on all aspects of project, property and premises management, cost, value and risk. We provide consultancy services on a wide range of commissions for public and private sector clients worldwide, drawing on the resources of over 1,250 staff operating from offices throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, India, North America, Central America, Australia and the Pacific. 

32 Advisors

We solve problems and create opportunities for public and private organizations seeking success within complex infrastructure markets. We help our clients develop P3 & traditional infrastructure projects and craft innovative solutions to core challenges they face.

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Aon Infrastructure Solutions

Aon Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) is dedicated to providing risk advisory services to alternative project delivery (APD) market participants. Our AIS practice is a highly integrated team of advisors with wide-ranging expertise including risk management, corporate strategy, law, procurement, public policy, finance, and project management. Our team collaborates with Aon risk specialists on five continents who have worked on over 475 APD projects over the last 25 years.  

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions provides development, asset management, property management, and other real estate services to colleges, universities, and their affiliated entities with a special focus on projects utilizing a Public-Private Partnership model. The company offers an alternative solution for higher education institutions to finance and execute their necessary capital plans, including academic facilities for faculty, classrooms and labs, athletic spaces, wellness centers and student housing.

EdR

One of America’s largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing, EdR (NYSE:EDR) is a publicly-held real estate investment trust. Our on- and off-campus communities are created to foster a happy, healthy and successful learning environment.

Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC

Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC (EYIA) advises clients on financial, procurement, strategic and public-private partnerships (PPP) issues for large-scale infrastructure projects and programs.

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global provider of building systems, equipment and technologies that maximize overall building efficiency and performance. JCI delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency making operating costs more predictable and sustainable necessary to guarantee outcomes over long concession periods. Johnson Controls produces indoor building environments that are safe, productive and comfortable. Within the Public Private Partnership (P3) marketplace, Johnson Controls leads all service providers by being selected on thirty-one (31) winning projects across North America. Our portfolio is a cross section of diverse social infrastructure facilities ranging from acute care hospitals, detention centers to courthouses.

Huitt-Zollars

Huitt-Zollars, Inc. is a full-service multi-discipline design firm. Headquartered in Dallas, TX with offices throughout the U.S. and internationally, we’re ranked among the nation’s top design firms by Engineering News-Record. Our innovative approach to design, technical expertise and exemplary responsiveness have earned worldwide recognition in providing comprehensive service in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning and sustainability.

Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell is among the largest U.S. law firms. Our attorneys represent clients in major and mid-markets, nationwide. We are uniquely organized around industry groups, including Real Estate, Development and Construction, counsels public and private clients on P3 projects for highways and waterways, hospitality, education and entertainment projects. 

RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of RBC and is consistently ranked among the top 20 global investment banks.  With over 4,000 employees, RBC Capital Markets is active globally in fixed income, foreign exchange, infrastructure finance, metals, mining and energy. Working with clients through operations in Asia and Australasia the UK and Europe and in every major North American city, RBC Capital Markets provides capital markets products and services from 75 offices in 15 countries. RBC Capital Markets international fixed income and treasury businesses are managed from London, which is the centre of a 24-hour trading platform, with major hubs in Sydney, New York and Toronto.

The Scion Group

We’re one of North America’s leading owners, operators and advisors of student housing.  With advisory experience in over 170 campus markets and an operating portfolio of over 37,000 beds, our team of experts empowers high-quality, optimally performing communities.

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American Campus Communities

American Campus Communities Inc. is a university housing development company with its headquarters in Bee Cave, Texas, near Austin. ACC is the nation’s largest developer and manager of private student housing in the United States.

Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm located in Miami that specializes in the areas of Busines Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Land Development & Government Relations, Real Estate and Tax. Our attorneys cater to a variety of sophisticated clients in leading industries, such as hospitality and tourism, real estate, transportation and infrastructure. A one-office firm with a national reputation, we’re involved in virtually every deal and development shaping South Florida, including high-profile P3 projects such as the University of Miami Life Sciences complex, the Miami International Airport people mover extension and the new intercity rail. 

Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects

Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects is a 41‐year-old award‐winning design firm specializing in public architecture for local and national projects. We partner with you to create project solutions for government administration, public safety, justice, courts, and quality‐of‐life amenities, for highly technical projects. We design buildings that are unique, beautiful and functional. 

IDE Technologies

IDE is a world leader in water treatment, specializing in the development, engineering, construction and operation of desalination, industrial water treatment and water reuse plants. IDE works in partnership with a wide range of customers on all aspects of water projects, delivering 3 million m3/day of high quality water worldwide.

IMPLAN

IMPLAN is a world leader in providing economic impact data and modeling to governments, universities, and public and private sector organizations for assessing the economic impacts of project decisions in all industry sectors. When you need to know how businesses, projects, or policies interact with and shape the economy, IMPLAN is here to help.

Nossaman LLP

Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP is a California-based national law firm specializing in infrastructure, complex civil litigation, land use, environmental, real property, water, healthcare, corporate transactions and public policy law. The firm represents a variety of public and private sector clients with interests ranging from aerospace and transportation to real estate development and water. Founded in 1946, Nossaman has more than 130 attorneys and lobbyists in California offices located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Irvine, as well as in Washington, D.C./Virginia, Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington. 

Servitas

Servitas, LLC is a privately-owned company focused on student housing development and property management. At the forefront of the privatized collegiate housing industry since its earliest days, Servitas is a leader in the full spectrum of student housing and student-centric mixed-use developments.  The firm provides its clients with the full suite of development services: market and demand research, financial structuring (including public-private partnerships), program development, construction administration, and property management. Servitas believes each project is special, and so its senior leadership dedicates significant hands-on time to each and every one. Servitas’ corporate offices are located in Dallas and Houston.

Southland Holdings

For more than 85 years, hard-working, honest, innovative people have been building what has become Southland Holdings. We combine the strengths of four companies who share a dedication to building critical infrastructure projects which improve the environment and lives of those around us. Today, Southland Holdings is a multifaceted heavy civil construction firm active throughout North America, building virtually any structure for to facilitate and protect the movement of people, water and wastewater. We are currently the 33rd largest heavy civil contractor in the United States and one of the largest in Texas.
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P3 Bulletin

The P3 Bulletin is a magazine, website and conference planner providing in-depth updates on partnership working between the public and private sector to procure, build and manage public infrastructure. Each hard-copy edition of P3 Bulletin includes news, interviews with the top industry figures, in-depth market reports on partnership sectors and industry authored articles covering transport, waste, education, healthcare, housing, courts and leisure. Plus, the magazines include a Business Leads section – giving you information about projects before they are even advertised. The websites and magazines are essential reading for industry professionals to help them make informed decisions and remain at the cutting edge of partnerships and infrastructure business information.

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AGC of America

With over 26,000 member firms, AGC of America is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. 

DBIA – SW Region

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects.  DBIA proudly stands as the only membership organization bringing together thousands of organizations and individuals representing architects, engineers, public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, manufacturer and suppliers, students, college and university faculty, legal and finance professionals, and many more.

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Florida Council of Public-Private Partnerships

To promote the development of public assets using P3 delivery methods when in the public interest. Fcp3 will provide a central forum for the exchange of ideas and share research to further educate and develop relationships between the public and private sectors.    

National Association of Water Companies

We are dedicated to helping close the information gap by serving as a credible resource for anyone seeking information about the water issues facing our nation today and in the foreseeable future, and the powerful and practical solutions that are available by way of the private water sector. Together with our members, we engage with others looking for new solutions to water-related challenges, including aging water infrastructure, limited water supply, and budget deficits that are preventing much-needed investment in the people, technology and facilities required to help ensure reliable water and wastewater services across the country.

Performance Based Building Coalition

The Performance Based Building Coalition’s (PBBC) mission is to facilitate the use of private investment in the construction, renovation, and replacement of our nation’s aging and dilapidated public buildings, which includes, among other things, schools, courthouses, city halls, civic centers, and correctional facilities. The PBBC believes that public-­private partnerships (PPPs) are an innovative and cost effective solution for cities and localities to replace and renovate U.S. public buildings.

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Society for Marketing Professional Services

The Society for Marketing Professional Services is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. SMPS represents 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their design and building companies. The membership encompasses 80% of the Engineering News–Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.  

West Coast Infrastructure Exchange

The West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX) was created by the Governors and Treasurers of the West Coast states and the Premier of British Columbia to promote the type of new thinking necessary to solve our infrastructure crisis. WCX is the first organization of its kind: a unique regional platform designed to spur infrastructure innovation and accelerate a pipeline of innovative infrastructure projects in California, Oregon and Washington. Formed in 2012, WCX is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our board consists of senior representatives of the Governors and Treasurers of the member states and the Executive Director of Partnerships British Columbia.