UNIVERSITY CAMPUS PLANNING ECONOMICS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO RETAIL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
UCSD retained Bill Lee (while at ERA) to develop a Retail Strategy Plan addressing inadequate food service and other retail options for students and staff. UCSD's tradition of individual colleges led to a weak campus core unable to accommodate growing demand from increasing enrollment and staff. The team conducted detailed surveys of student spending and focus group sessions of student preferences. The market study recommendations informed the redevelopment of the Price Center which has proven to be very successful.
CLIENT: UC SAN DIEGO
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS HOUSING STRATEGY
With the City of Davis adopting policies to inhibit growth, UC Davis faced an increasing housing shortage, limiting the campus’ ability to attract both faculty and students. UC Davis decided to develop its own neighborhood on campus property. The university retained Bill Lee (while at ERA) to analyze the market and financial feasibility of a development designed to house 3,000 to 4,000 students, staff and faculty. Informed by Bill’s study, the University proceeded to develop its West Village. The first phase opened in the fall of 2012 and has proven to be extremely popular.
CLIENT: UC DAVIS
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS DALLAS CAMPUS ECONOMIC IMPACT
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents passed a resolution offering its support for the UNT System’s efforts to meet the higher education needs of Southern Dallas County, to include ultimately the creation of a four-year university. Bill Lee (while at ERA), was retained by the University of North Texas Dallas to estimate the economic impact of this new four-year university on the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
CLIENT: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY ECONOMIC IMPACT
Santa Clara University, located in the center of Silicon Valley, had an ambitious $350 million fund raising campaign to support its strategic plan. The expanded endowment was slated to be used for investment in the construction of a new library, a new business school building, a new athletic center, a new baseball stadium, a Jesuit Community residence and a law school expansion. The University retained Bill Lee, while at ERA, to lead the preparation of a quantitative assessment of the campus’ economic contribution to the City and County of Santa Clara.
CLIENT: SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY