Strategic Plans

Academic Anchor Districts and Shared Workplaces Offer Affordable Innovation Space

New and Emerging Real Estate Models Can Be Catalysts for Innovation

Published 3-20-2019

Universities have always been magnets for scholarship, but they increasingly act as magnets for economic development and community-building, as well. This trend has enormous implications for the future of learning, work, and real estate, as academic anchors look to leverage their ideas and the neighborhoods around them to generate entirely new industries and communities. The resulting developments, anchored by deep and diverse talent pools, in turn attract employers who are eager to collocate with universities to tap their resident brainpower.

Space Management Tools Are Key to Strategic Facility Planning

Marry High-Level SM Data with Business Plan Objectives to Tell the Story to Leadership

Published 8-29-2018

While the term “strategic facility planning” is often used generically to refer to a variety of initiatives, it is actually a unique discipline with a distinct meaning, says Debora Hankinson, architect and director of Strategic Facility Planning at CRB Consulting. As an end product, a strategic facility plan (SFP) is the overarching document that sets the direction for all further planning activities, from master (or campus) planning to the tactical steps of capital projects planning, move management, and deferred maintenance planning.