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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Arup

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. Our award-winning team advises lenders, sponsors and public authorities on complex alternative procurements and PPP transactions worldwide.  By translating technical and commercial issues into financial analysis and clear recommendations, we enable our clients to fully evaluate investment opportunities, creating a competitive edge for investors or delivery certainty for asset owners. Our services include: consulting; feasibility studies, planning for new and existing campuses, deal structuring, procurement advisory, project management, design, construction and contract administration, and commissioning services for capital projects.

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.

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Swinerton

Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves—proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence.

White & Case

White & Case is a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.  We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation. Our innovative approaches create original solutions to our clients’ most complex domestic and multijurisdictional deals and disputes.  By thinking on behalf of our clients every day, we anticipate what they want, provide what they need and build lasting relationships. We do what it takes to help our clients achieve their ambitions.

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Winstead

Winstead’s multidisciplinary project finance group has grown to encompass every aspect of the planning, financing and development of public-private partnerships (P3s). Our infrastructure attorneys possess a thorough understanding of the unique construction, procurement, financing, and tax matters that arise in P3 transactions, particularly in the context of Texas law. Winstead works closely with its clients to weigh the risks and benefits of the transaction, maximizing both public and private resources to achieve the most efficient outcome and optimize community impact. We have represented all parties at the negotiating table, including governmental entities, developers, lenders, and investment banks. This background gives us the ability to understand the needs and motivations of all parties involved.

WT Partnership

WT Partnership’s technical advisors have acted on over $50 billion dollars worth of Public Private Partnership (P3/PFI/PPP) projects globally.We work with conventionally funded projects every day of the year, we also work with existing assets and advise clients on a variety of strategies to support their objectives. With experience founded in developed markets such as Canada, Australia and the UK, we have seen a hugely diverse range of approaches to P3. P3s are one approach which can be very effective – or very dangerous, without good advice and guidance. That’s where we come in.

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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.

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.

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.

Peckar & Abramson

Long known for leadership and innovation in construction law, Peckar & Abramson’s Results First approach extends to a broad array of legal services — all delivered with a commitment to efficiency, value and client service since 1978. Now, with more than 100 attorneys in eleven U.S. offices and affiliations around the globe, our capabilities extend farther and deeper than ever. As we expanded our capabilities over the years to that of a true full-service law firm, Peckar & Abramson’s commitment to the construction industry has never wavered. True to our construction roots, we remain the “go to” law firm for many of the industry’s most successful contractors, professionals and associations.

PlanGrid

PlanGrid is the leader in field collaboration. It helps contractors, owners, designers, and architects collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop, managing blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, and punch lists. PlanGrid’s cloud-based platform stores over 50 million digital blueprints, making it the largest digital blueprint repository in the world.

Project Finance Advisory, Ltd.

Project Finance Advisory Ltd. (“PFAL”) is an independent financial and commercial advisory firm with experience structuring and closing complex, large-scale infrastructure projects in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. PFAL specializes in using best international practice to evaluate project delivery options, structuring and implementing procurement processes, and attracting private investment.

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.

Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company. We place human experience at the centre of our design process in order to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.  We do this as a global design and consulting studio with a team of over 850 experts working across 17 studios in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Our Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world.

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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.  We provide support from the earliest stages of analysis, from project evaluation to procurement, financial close, construction and operations. We can assist our clients in devising and comparing financial plans and delivery approaches for projects that involve public, federal or private financing, project revenues and/or grants — and provide support to our clients in their implementation of those plans.

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.

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. 

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.

Strategic Partnerships Inc.

Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) is a unique business development firm specializing in government procurement consulting, market research, and public-private partnerships. The firm specializes in identification of upcoming state and local government opportunities and assists clients in capturing that business. SPI provides clients with a competitive advantage and has a proven record of increasing public-sector revenues.

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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.

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.

Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate

Edgemoor offers a full spectrum of financial, real estate and project development management services including site/market feasibility analysis and coordination of planning, design, entitlements, financing, construction, interior fit-out, move-in and asset management. We can do this because of our outstanding staff of professionals in addition to our association with the Clark Construction Group, LLC – one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation with more than $4 billion in annual revenues.

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

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.

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.

Star America

Star America Infrastructure Partners is a U.S. based infrastructure asset manager. At Star America, we strongly believe we offer some compelling advantages over our competition based on our people. We are an independent company with a focus on delivering outstanding results for our partners, public owners and large private developers alike. Our team is comprised of a unique blend of talent, from construction to operating knowledge, unparalleled in the infrastructure industry.Picture6

 

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.

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.

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. 

Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI)

The mission of Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI) is to facilitate meaningful relationships among professionals in the infrastructure sector in order to (i) increase knowledge transfer and best practices within the industry and (ii) encourage continued growth of alternative procurement models for the development of critical infrastructure projects in the United States.  Networking, mentoring and career development, knowledge sharing across disciplines, and advocacy of public-private partnership financing and other methods of efficient procurement of infrastructure projects, will be among the ways in which the organization will accomplish its mission.