Higher Education Capital Project Consulting

Our Expertise

Great space leads to new discovery and learning

We help navigate the dynamic real estate and facility needs of today’s higher education environment.

The pace of change in higher education is accelerating. Each change affects how your buildings and sites are used by students, faculty, and the community.

Acting as your trusted advisor, Plante Moran Cresa can help your college or university navigate its complex real estate and facility needs. We help your administration make the right strategic and financial decisions regarding campus master planning, space utilization, new construction vs. renovation, real estate development, and more.

If your in-house staff need support managing construction projects, our owner’s representatives become a part of your team, bring experience that spans from innovation centers, learning spaces, and dormitories to academic medical centers, athletic complexes, and power plants.

If you want your programs to be a success concept through completion, let’s connect.


Case Studies

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Exterior entrance to Northwestern Michigan College West Hall Innovation Center in Traverse City, MI

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, MI

Northwestern Michigan College builds new, state-of-the-art innovation center with help from owner’s representative Plante Moran Cresa.

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Finished construction and installation of art gallery space in Northwestern Michigan College's Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan

Dennos Museum Center

Traverse City, MI

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.

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Northwestern Michigan College North Hall Student Housing

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, MI

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.

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Find out how colleges and universities can best utilize their real estate assets.

Our Team

A trusted advisor to support your in-house facilities team.

Our experienced project management professionals advise you on every aspect of your construction, development, or real estate 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 ensuring 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 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