Planning for Higher Education Journal

Privatizing University Properties

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From Volume 24 Number 4 | Summer 1996
By Jerry Doctrow, Charles Sturtz, Samuel Lawrence

Outlines the experiment in outsourcing the operations of the graduate student apartments at the University of Maryland at College Park to a private real estate management company. Describes the initial consultations, the development of a task force, and the bidding and negotiation process. Discusses the various benefits the university reaped as a result of this arrangement, and suggests how other institutions might adopt a similar approach.

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