Podcast: Creative Funding Strategies for Capital Projects with John Duggan

Did you know that colleges and universities can tap into untapped revenue streams to fund capital projects and support their mission-oriented goals? Join Sarah Holtan, PhD, as she explores innovative strategies to monetize existing assets for higher education institutions with John Duggan, COO at The Concord Group.

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Creative Funding Strategies for Capital Projects with John Duggan

Did you know that colleges and universities can tap into untapped revenue streams to fund capital projects and support their mission-oriented goals? Join Sarah Holtan, PhD as she explores innovative strategies to monetize existing assets for higher education institutions with John Duggan, Chief Operating Officer at The Concord Group.

John has an expert understanding of monetizing assets in all markets, including colleges and universities. He shares invaluable insights on how professional operators can take over operations while the school remains in control, turning liabilities into valuable assets. Discover how parking and central utility plants can be monetized to generate revenue, funding vital capital projects. Explore real-world examples of public-private partnerships, like Ohio State University’s half-billion-dollar stipend for their parking facilities.

Tune in as John reveals the importance of technology in project delivery systems, enabling collaboration and early input from subcontractors. Learn how prefabrication and offsite construction improve quality control and workforce conditions. Understand the significance of timing and politics in public projects and how private colleges have advantages in implementing these structures. Listen to practical advice on making quick decisions, setting realistic deadlines, and viewing existing assets with an open mind for additional revenue streams.

The Concord Group is a development + construction consulting firm providing a comprehensive and fully integrated suite of project management controls that mitigate risk throughout the lifecycle of a project or capital program. We specialize in the fields of Owner’s Representation, Cost Estimating, Technical Services (including Energy Modeling, Commissioning, Healthcare Compliance, and Facility Condition Assessments), and ESG and Sustainability Management.

Since 1996, our team of highly skilled construction cost consultants, project managers, owner representatives, cost estimators and engineers have successfully completed over 4,000 projects throughout the United States. We have built a reputation for delivering high quality, accurate and timely work for governmental agencies, healthcare organizations, institutional clients and architectural/engineering firms along with retail, residential and property development companies.

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Guiding you through the complexities of construction projects, one decision at a time.

Concord is a group of skilled engineers, owner’s representatives, project managers, cost estimators and technical construction advisors.

We offer a fully integrated suite of project management controls that mitigate risk throughout the lifecycle of a project or program, giving you the tools to make informed decisions to reduce risk, drive collaboration and streamline efficiencies across the entire project team.

From concept to creation, our development and construction consultants leverage technology and experience to deliver exceptional results on the most complex of projects.

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