|[November 09, 2011]
Josh E. Smith Joins Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions to Expand the Firm's Growth in the US Higher Education Marketplace
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC, a division of Balfour
Beatty Capital Group, Inc, and a provider of development,
management, and other real estate services to colleges, universities, or
their affiliated entities, announced that Josh E. Smith has joined the
company. As Vice President, Mr. Smith will be responsible for expanding
the reach of the company nationwide.
Mr. Smith will focus on assisting higher education institutions in
bridging the gap between necessary infrastructure improvements, such as
building and renovation plans, and the resources and capital needed to
execute those plans. With his proven track record, Mr. Smith will work
to craft customized financing solutions to execute building and
renovation plans for administrative space, academic buildings,
laboratories, athletic facilities, wellness centers and student housing.
"As colleges and universities across the country face tightening budgets
and rising enrollments, decision makers must find creative ways to
finance, develop, and manage a wide range of projects and facilities
necessary for the future growth and success of their institutions," says
Bob Shepko, Division President of Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions. "In
order to stay competitive, campuses need to find ways to meet the needs
of their customers, the students, and the traditional methods of funding
these projects simply don't work anymore. Josh's extensive higher
education industry experience, coupled with his background in business
development and asset management, makes him the ideal addition to our
team as we continue to expand our services and reach."
Most recently, Mr. Smith served as the Vice President of Development for
Collegiate Companies, a turnkey real estate services company
specializing in student housing. In this role, he was responsible for
business development, real estate development, and project management of
student housing nationwide, including the arrangement of alternative
methods of financing.
Previously, Mr. Smith worked as the Director of Development and Leasing
for Jackson Development, where he oversaw the development, leasing, and
asset management of shopping centers, offices, and mixed-use
developments in the areas of northern Texas and Oklahoma.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to grow the Balfour Beatty
Campus Solutions brand," said Smith. "Being able to utilize Balfour
Beatty's global platform, financial resources, and experience in the
higher education sector was very atractive. These assets will no doubt
give our firm a competitive edge in the ability to provide unique
alternative delivery methods for new facilities to colleges and
universities throughout the country."
Mr. Smith received his master's degree in Real Estate from the
University of Texas at Arlington, and his bachelor's degree in Business
Administration from Oklahoma State University. He is affiliated with the Association
of Collegiate and University Housing Officers, National
Association of Collegiate and University Business Officers, Society
of College and University Planners, and is a member of The
Real Estate Council and the Urban
About Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty
Capital Group, Inc., provides development, asset/property management,
and other real estate services to colleges, universities, or their
affiliated entities with a special focus on projects utilizing a Public-Private
Partnership model. The company offers an alternative solution for
higher education institutions to finance and execute their necessary
capital plans, including academic facilities for faculty, classrooms and
labs, athletic spaces, wellness centers and student housing. Balfour
Beatty Campus Solutions leverages its capabilities with the expertise of
its U.S. affiliated companies, Balfour Beatty Communities, Inc., Balfour
Beatty Construction Company, Inc., Parsons (News - Alert) Brinckerhoff, Inc. and Heery
About Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Inc.
Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Inc. specializes in partnering with
government entities and high performing public sector firms to implement
their strategic plans through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Through the Company's four divisions, Balfour
Beatty Communities, LLC, Balfour
Beatty Capital, Inc., Balfour
Beatty Energy Solutions, LLC, and Balfour
Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC, it is one of the leading providers of
PPP projects in the United States. Setting the industry standard, the
company is committed to sustainable business practices. Based in Newtown
Square, PA, the company employs approximately 1,000 people nationwide.
Balfour Beatty Capital Group is a part of Balfour
Beatty plc, the largest UK-based international infrastructure group
operating in construction services, professional services, support
services and infrastructure investments, with a 100-year history.
Balfour Beatty Capital Group leverages its capabilities with the
expertise of its U.S. affiliated companies, Balfour Beatty Construction,
Company, Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. and Heery International, Inc.
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