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Higher Education Capital Project Consulting

You need an experienced advocate with broad resources to successfully navigate the complex real estate and facility needs in today’s higher education environment.

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As you know all too well, successful higher education projects do not just simply happen. They require effectively communicating to stakeholders, strategically planning the project, and tactically navigating the plan all while making hundreds of critical decisions in a timely manner.

We understand not all facility departments have the resources and capacity to manage every detail of a significant capital project while remaining focused on a core mission.  Acting as your trusted advisor, we help your college or university make the right strategic and financial decisions regarding construction delivery methods, space utilization, architects, engineers, contractors, furniture selection, and more so your project can be successful concept though completion.

Through our broad resources we can assist you with complete building evaluations, short- and long-term facility cost projections, demographics and real estate transactions for satellite centers. You will benefit from our strategic partnerships which can evaluate academic offerings and building utilization.

Don’t put your project at risk. Let’s start a conversation today.

Higher Education Capital Project Consulting Thought Leadership

  • Five Plante Moran Cresa staff celebrate executive promotions

    We are pleased to announce that five Plante Moran Cresa staff have been promoted. Please join us in congratulating them on this achievement.

    Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Mike Carl Plante Moran Cresa Erica Holton Plante Moran Cresa Rob Kakoczki Plante Moran Cresa John McCarroll Plante Moran Cresa
    Article July 1, 2019 1 min read
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  • College renovates on-campus museum with guidance from Plante Moran Cresa

    When Northwestern Michigan College decided to renovate the Dennos Museum Center, Plante Moran Cresa guided its internal staff through the design and construction process, keeping the project on track through completion.

    Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa
    Case Study January 16, 2019 1 min read
    Finished construction and installation of art gallery space in Northwestern Michigan College
  • How colleges and universities can best utilize their real estate assets

    Your college or university’s real estate assets are an untapped source of potential for unlocking capital, attracting and retaining students, and supporting your academic mission. All it takes is a new perspective.

    Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa Robert Stempien Plante Moran Cresa
    Article January 16, 2019 4 min read
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  • Plante Moran Cresa’s Paul Theriault makes partner

    Plante Moran Cresa has seen exciting growth in staff and projects over the last 20 years. We’re happy to announce Paul Theriault as our new partner and a well-deserved promotion for Sherri House.

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    Article August 9, 2018 2 min read
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Our clients say

Plante Moran has the expertise in higher education that has proved invaluable to Hope. They are definitely a leader in higher education audit preparation. They continually keep Hope abreast of current and new audit regulation that will impact higher education. Their webinars and seminars offered are very helpful and informative. This is a great added resource to having them serve as our auditors.

Douglas VanDyken Director of Finance & Business Services, Hope College

Working With Us

Our seasoned project management professionals advise you on every aspect of your construction project. We provide up-to-date market knowledge, a disciplined process, and the highest level of design and construction expertise. The value we bring is immeasurable. From insuring you have accurate estimates and invoices to helping oversee vendors, schedules, and safety, we’ll keep your projects moving forward so you can focus on your number one priority.

Our Work

Finished construction and installation of art gallery space in Northwestern Michigan College's Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan
1 min read
College renovates on-campus museum with guidance from Plante Moran Cresa

When Northwestern Michigan College decided to renovate the Dennos Museum Center, Plante Moran Cresa guided its internal staff through the design and construction process, keeping the project on track through completion.

Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study January 16, 2019 1 min read
Northwestern Michigan College North Hall Student Housing
2 min read
College overcomes challenges to complete student housing under budget
Northwestern Michigan College required a knowledgeable advocate with the resources and experience to help manage the planning, design, and construction of a new student housing building on its campus in Traverse City, Mich.
Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study April 17, 2018 2 min read