The use of public-private partnerships (P3s) by colleges and universities has grown in popularity over the years. Originally, P3s were leveraged as a means to obtain new campus facilities and to support athletic programs. In…

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Just as we’re beginning the process of creating our annual State of Facilities in Higher Education report, we got word that our 2015 report was cited in an article by a nonprofit organization that covers…

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In the continuous struggle to maintain facilities operating budgets and accurately convey current and future needs, finding the right data to tell your story is important. With an eye towards securing appropriate operations funding for…

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A recent article in NACUBO’s Business Officer, highlights some strategies being used on campuses across the country to address and reduce deferred maintenance. The article cites our 2015 State of Facilities report and offers great…

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Sightlines’ President and CEO Mark Schiff recently commented that, in today’s higher ed environment, new policy directions are essential to mitigating deferred maintenance.  The article published in the August issue of University Business features both…

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In the early 1980s, experts were raising red flags about the looming capital challenges facing Higher Education. These warnings elevated concerns about structural and mechanical systems literally and metaphorically caving in, and drew attention to…

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According to a recent article by Inside Higher Ed, recent political speeches have knocked “increasingly common and luxurious college amenities like climbing walls and lazy rivers” on college and university campuses. The politicians have cited…

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What impact can facilities have upon college costs? At most institutions, facilities are the largest asset — often triple or quadruple the value of the endowment. It is not surprising, therefore, that having top-quality facilities…

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As colleges and universities continue to evaluate unique ways to look at the financial interrelation of space, capital and facilities investment on campus, many institutions are looking into the implications of privatizing non-educational facilities. While…

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For more than two years, Moody’s, Bloomberg, Bain and others have been warning about the sustainability of the higher education model. The renowned Sweet Briar College’s announcement highlights the issues that colleges and universities are…

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