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.

KPMG

Around the world and across every major sector, KPMG’s network of Global Infrastructure professionals specialize in providing insightful and practical advice to government organizations, contractors, operators and investors involved in infrastructure projects and programs. We draw from global experience and local know-how to support our clients across every step of an infrastructure project – from planning, strategy and construction through to operations and change of ownership.  And by bringing together a global team of specialists with a range of experience in planning, modelling, commercial advice, engineering, project finance, project management, strategic consulting, tax and accounting, our clients know they can rely on KPMG to provide integrated advice and deliver effective results.

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

Plenary 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. Plenary’s project portfolio of USD$13 billion across both the United States and Canada includes 30 projects in the health, transportation, defense, justice, education and government accommodation sectors. We are recognized for our holistic approach to delivering projects – embracing finance, planning, design and construction, complementary commercial development, asset management and operations. We’re bringing infrastructure to life for government clients and local communities across North America.

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.

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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.

WSP

WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms – WSP. We design lasting solutions in the property and buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. Our firm is committed to solving challenges in the alternative delivery market through innovative planning and design, extensive knowledge of permitting processes, and a unique understanding of public-private partnerships (P3). We deliver value to our clients through deep industry understanding combined with local insight, access to senior advisors with P3 experience, and an integrated package of professional services.

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Armand Corporation

Strong leadership and an attention-to-detail corporate culture is the hallmark of Armand Corporation, a M/WBE construction management firm serving the Northeast region, primarily New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.  Armand Corporation’s outstanding record of client satisfaction – evidenced by a repeat business rate of 85+ percent – rests on its meticulous execution of complex projects while incorporating efficiencies that deliver results to meet or exceed project goals. Armand has completed projects in a variety of markets encompassing multi-family housing, educational facilities, disaster recovery, transportation and utilities, and accomplished several LEED projects as Prime construction manager.

Becker & Poliakoff

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than one hundred thirty attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Prague. The firm is a member of Legus, a national and global network of law firms that enables our attorneys to provide assistance to clients nationally and worldwide.  Founded in 1973, the firm provides its clients with services in areas of law including real estate, business litigation, government law and lobbying, corporate law, construction, and condominium and homeowners’ association law.

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. 

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. Our experience in the courtroom and in dispute resolution, coupled with our ability to provide genuinely insightful legal advice and commercial representation, help a wide range of clients maximize opportunities, meet challenges, solve problems and manage risk.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Gilbane

Gilbane Building Company provides global integrated construction and facility management services. A family-owned organization with 140 years of experience and counting, our clients entrust us to deliver safe, quality projects that stand the test of time. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company has more than 50 offices at home in the United States and abroad in Japan, Afghanistan, Ireland, and the UAE. We are steadfast advocates for our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we work. Through community involvement, sustainable business practices, and unwavering integrity, we are always striving to be better and to do better.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

PGAL

Legacy. Design. Service. Founded in 1946, PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interiors, engineering, and planning for a diverse portfolio of public and private sector clients. Renowned for outstanding client service and attention to detail, we balance innovative, responsive design solutions with a pragmatic, cost-conscious approach. This client-centered philosophy has earned PGAL repeat business and lasting relationships for more than 70 years. We work with clients on projects large and small, developing long-term relationships based on partnership and trust. Every project decision is made to serve the client’s current and future needs.

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.

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.

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.

Strategic Partnerships Inc.

Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) is a unique and highly specialized firm that partners public officials and private sector companies.  The firm offers services that include government affairs, business development, procurement consulting, strategy, communications outreach and customized research.  SPI works with clients throughout the country. SPI was founded by Mary Scott Nabers, a former statewide elected official with an unparalleled understanding of government. Mary is a recognized P3 expert and the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government and Inside The Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap For Rebuilding America.

Webcor

Founded in 1971 and operating offices continuously in California since then, Webcor is known for its innovative and collaborative approach to construction, wide range of experience, cutting edge BIM/virtual building techniques, skill in concrete construction, and expertise in building iconic projects.

WT Partnership

WT Partnership is the US’s fastest growing P3 Advisory firm. Our technical advisors have acted on over $50 billion dollars worth of Public Private Partnership (P3/PFI/PPP) projects globally. We deliver conventionally funded projects every day of the year, we also turn-around existing assets and support clients throughout the development lifecycle. With experience founded in developed markets such as Canada, Australia and the UK, we leverage a hugely diverse range of approaches to P3 for our clients. This depth of knowledge and experience has resulted in WTP securing $6bn of active P3 projects in North America today. 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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Brookhurst Development & Advisory Corp

For over two decades, Brookhurst Development & Advisory Corp (BDC) has been a leader in providing a full range of project funding, development and management solutions for public facilities. BDC is recognized as a foremost authority on alternative project delivery methods including public-private partnership (P3), lease-leaseback, design-build, and DBFOM development models. With over 200 years of collective experience in financing, development, design, construction, asset management and community and public relations, our interdisciplinary team of professionals provide advisory and development services to governmental agencies nationwide.

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. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning, and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

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.

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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.  

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 transform the future of US infrastructure by inspiring and supporting young professionals. The organization accomplishes this mission through three pillars: (I) increasing knowledge transfer and information sharing within the industry; (II) cultivating fun and meaningful relationships among professionals across sectors and disciplines; and (III) promoting the awareness and utilization of the public-private partnerships and alternative delivery methods.