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Funding ways to grow

P3s can help historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs) finance their capital projects and, in turn, support increasing enrollment. JLL’s Herman Bulls offered his perspective in NACUBO’s Business Officer Magazine.

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Recent articles


    Five Tips For A Greener Campus

    20 April 2018 - Many universities are publicly affirming their commitment to achieving a goal of carbon neutrality, and facility management teams play a key role in shaping sustainable campuses. JLL’s Ron Gregory shares five best practices your FM team can follow to achieve your sustainability goals. Read more at Facility Executive.


    Construction Executive - High-tech Solutions for the Education Sector’s Deferred Maintenance Problem

    22 January 2018 - The great campus construction boom of the 1960s and 1970s has many U.S. college campuses showing their age, and not in a good way. David Houck's byline digs deep into how the higher education deferred maintenance problem can be solved. Read more at Construction Executive.


    Commercial Property Executive - Universities strive to deliver high-tech, experience-driven campuses amid cost pressures

    17 January 2018 - Just as today’s workplaces are evolving, so too are universities striving to upgrade their facilities to give students the wired experience they expect, from tech-enabled classrooms to connected living and gathering spaces. However, David Houck explains that higher education institutions are rethinking how they plan, deliver, manage and maintain their facilities as financial pressures mount. Read more at Commercial Property Executive.


    FM Link - Space utilization, tech, outsourcing — universities will look to FM for added value and cost savings in 2018

    8 January 2018 - From using energy and space more efficiently to tackling deferred maintenance and outsourcing facilities management (FM), colleges and universities are taking a fresh look at their facilities. JLL's Higher Education leaders reveal five facilities trends to watch in 2018. Read more at FM Link.


    Education Dive - 5 trends poised to shake up higher education in 2018

    3 January 2018 - As teaching delivery models have evolved, so have the spaces needed for learning. A traditional lecture hall, for example, may sit empty while professors hold court in smaller classrooms that facilitate collaborative and interactive learning. David Houck and Kevin Wayer share more on how campus leaders are re-imagining their spaces. Read more at Education Dive.


    Lock in your bets: 22 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Expect In 2018

    21 December 2017 - Facing the dueling pressures of delivering a high-quality, high-tech campus experience while reducing costs, higher education leaders will look to campus facilities as a source of added value and savings, David Houck and Kevin Wayer tell Bisnow. Read more at Bisnow.


    The future of university design is carbon-neutral

    16 June 2017 - Carbon neutrality is about to go primetime in college campuses across the country. Already, a handful of smaller-sized colleges like Colby College, Middlebury College, and Green Mountain College have become carbon-neutral, while many more have goals to reach neutrality in the near future, including large institutions like the University of California system, which plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. Read more at TriplePundit.

 News releases



JLL continues to invest in Public Institutions practice to meet growing need for real estate advisory /united-states/en-us/news/5163/nicholas-gabel-jll-public-institutionsSALT LAKE CITYJLL continues to invest in Public Institutions practice to meet growing need for real estate advisory Nicholas Gabel appointed as Vice President of JLL’s Public Institutions efforts on the West Coast 2018-06-25T05:00:00Z
JLL strengthens government and higher education practice with strategic addition/united-states/en-us/news/5118/steve-garven-jll-austinAustin, TXJLL strengthens government and higher education practice with strategic additionSteve Garven selected to lead JLL Public Institutions efforts in Texas2018-05-31T05:00:00Z
CU Denver implements facilities master plan with assistance from JLL/united-states/en-us/news/5108/cu-denver-jll-partner-p3-facilities-master-planDENVERCU Denver implements facilities master plan with assistance from JLLIncome from a public-private development partnership will fund facilities for the future, such as new, first-year residence and dining hall2018-05-23T05:00:00Z
Cleveland State Community College selects JLL for facility management/united-states/en-us/news/4987/jll-cleveland-state-facility-managementNashville, TNCleveland State Community College selects JLL for facility managementExpanded agreement with the State of Tennessee makes JLL facility management services available to all state-owned colleges and universities2018-03-07T06:00:00Z
Universities look outward to overcome facilities construction and financing challenges/united-states/en-us/news/4902/higher-education-pds-dean-monninChicago, ILUniversities look outward to overcome facilities construction and financing challengesDean Monnin welcomes new role as National Higher Education Practice Lead in JLL’s Project Development Services group2018-01-22T06:00:00Z