Private Sector Colleges and Universities Group

Uniquely focused on advising educational institutions through the complex life cycle of real estate transactions.

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As the point-of-entry to CBRE's full spectrum of services, the Private Sector Colleges and Universities ("PSCU") Group works closely with colleges, universities, and grade school institutions, both for profit and non-profit. Helping to define strategy and address the very targeted real estate demands of these organizations. PSCU focuses on complex brokerage and consulting negotiations, representing over 75 local and national accounts. This depth gives a unique insight and awareness towards the intricate needs of even the most specialized institutions, addressing the challenges commonly faced, and the importance of executing transactions at the highest standard and value.

Services We Provide

From defining the strategy to move-in, we work closely with your institution through every real estate lifecycle. We know the issues that private sector colleges and universities face and how they affect the decision-making process. With this understanding and our expertise, we deliver tailored solutions to address the needs of your institution’s real estate needs.

  • Transaction Services
  • Appraisal
  • Value Engineering
  • Market Research and Demographics
  • Site Selection & Location Strategy
  • Lease Administration
  • Operating Expense/Real Estate Tax Audits
  • Labor Analytics
  • Capital Markets
  • Project & Program Management
  • Financial Analysis

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Our Reach

CBRE’s Private Sector College and Universities Group takes a hands on approach to marketing by attending, exhibiting, and speaking at the sector’s most respected conferences. These accrediting organizations and associations have a combined fifteen thousand members. By utilizing CBRE’s reach, educational institutions will access to the most cutting edge information sculping the sector. 

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (“WASC”)
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (“ABHES”)
  • American Council on Education (“ACE”)
  • California Charter School Association (“CCSA”)
  • California Association of Post-Secondary Schools (“CAPS”)
  • Western Association of College and University Business Officers (“WACUBO”)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (“NACUBO”)
  • Career Education Colleges and Universities (“CECU”)

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