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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.

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.

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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.