K-12 Capital Project Consulting

Our Expertise

Great space is an inspiring environment for children

We help communities and school districts create K-12 spaces where students explore, learn, and grow.

Whether it’s the classroom, stage, or athletic field, your learning spaces should be safe, modern environments where students thrive. Maintaining this standard takes significant investment. As a trusted advisor to school districts large and small, we help align facilities to your district’s mission, budgets, and curriculum.

Your school district will benefit from our experience working as an owner’s representative and real estate consultant for billions of dollars of projects, including school renovations and additions, new school construction, and real estate projects. But long before a shovel hits the ground, we begin with thoughtful planning: accurate enrollment projections, thorough facility utilization and condition assessments, and comprehensive budget and financial planning.

Let us help you shape your school district’s vision and bring it to reality. Contact our experts today!

Case Studies

Warren Mott High School Exterior

Warren Consolidated Schools

Warren, MI

Since 2000, Warren Consolidated Schools, the tenth largest school district in Michigan, has engaged Plante Moran Realpoint for bond planning and owner’s representative services for four bond programs totaling more than $500 million of site work, renovations, and additions.

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Novi Community School District high school athletic building and track, as seen from outside

Novi Community School District

Novi, MI

To keep its mission of “a commitment to excellence,” Novi Community School District used funds from two voter-approved bonds over eight years to make improvements across district facilities and build a new Early Childhood Education Center.

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Photo of GRPS Southwest Side High School Entrance, a capital project completed as part of the 2015 $175 million bond program with help from K12 owner's representative Plante Moran Cresa

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Public Schools builds state-of-the-art educational institution with owner’s representative Plante Moran Realpoint, serving students and community members as a space for collaboration.

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Photo of Birmingham Public Schools MI Auditorium Exterior Entrance, a major project during the 2015 Bond Program with owner's representative Plante Moran Cresa

Birmingham Public Schools

Beverly Hills, MI

With funding from two bond programs spurring continuous facility improvements, Birmingham Public Schools solidifies its reputation as a top school district in Michigan.

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Van Buren Public Schools

Belleville, MI

Plante Moran Realpoint's pre-bond planning and program management services have saved Van Buren Public Schools millions over its bond programs and sinking fund projects.

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Detroit Public Schools Community District

Detroit, MI

Detroit Public Schools' $500.5 million bond program to rebuild or completely renovate 18 schools was part of the District's mission to create Centers of Excellence in every school in every neighborhood.

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Is your district effectively addressing its facility needs?

Our Team

Your trusted advisor, from bond planning through program oversight.

We put the interests of our clients first and offer truly unbiased advocacy built upon a culture of service and integrity. From concept through completion, we assist districts in developing comprehensive K-12 capital plans, defining clear facility project parameters, securing the best qualified team of professionals, creating and enforcing contracts that minimize risk, and overseeing every project detail to ensure successful project completion.

Our clients say

The value Plante Moran Realpoint has brought to our bond construction program is immeasurable. From ensuring we have accurate estimates and invoices to helping us oversee vendors schedules and safety, they helped us keep our projects moving forward so we can focus on our number one priority: creating dynamic futures for our students.

Dr. Robert Livernois
Superintendent, Warren Consolidated Schools