May 9, 2016 – May 16, 2016

Cushman & Wakefield Strategic Consulting Publication

 Industry Related Reports

 National News

  • Discounting Hits New Highs
    “Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again….”
  • Need Rural Doctors? Import a Medical School
    “Over the next nine years, the country will be short as many as 95,000 doctors. To attract them to underserved areas, medical schools are forming regional partnerships….”
  • Nine Universities on One Small Campus?
    “Shady Grove is a program unlike any other, with nine state universities converging at the Rockville, Md., campus, part of an effort that began 16 years ago to reduce college costs, produce an educated workforce and encourage college completion among populations that traditionally struggle to get their ­degrees….”
  • Public Schools Cash In with Naming Rights
    “A northern Indiana high school sold the naming rights to its football field to a bank for $400,000, its baseball field to an auto dealership, its softball field to a law firm, its tennis court to a philanthropic couple and its concession stands to a tire and auto care company and a restaurant….”

Local News


  • LAUSD Board Votes to Seek Outside Help for Funding
    “Almost without comment Tuesday, the LA Unified school board voted unanimously to seek help from outside the district to replicate high-achieving schools.The resolution was introduced by Monica Garcia and Ref Rodriguez and asks the district staff to “seek outside support for the funding” to replicate successful school programs in areas of high need in the district….”



  • UMass Dartmouth Names New Development Leader in Efforts to Improve Fundraising
    ““Joe [Joseph Medina] comes to us with extensive higher education development experience,” he said in the email. “He has deep experience in development information systems, strategic planning, project management, team-building, annual giving, prospect management, donor relations, goal-setting/benchmarking, and many other areas of the development profession….”

New York

  • Millions for a Promenade
    “Professors at Syracuse University fight a plan that they say reflects the wrong priorities at a time of staff buyouts….”

North Carolina

  • Duke University to Build $62M Hotel on School’s West Campus
    “Duke University plans to develop a $62 million hotel on its west campus in Durham. Located at 230 Science Drive, the 198-room JB Duke Hotel will feature two bars, a restaurant, landscaped courtyards and terraces, local décor and furnishings and a grand hall with a two-story glass wall…”
  • Wake County School Board Considers $2B Building Program
    “School administrators presented a board committee Wednesday with two scenarios, each costing $2 billion, for a building program that would cover 2017 to 2023. Both scenario one and scenario two would fund 14 new schools, 11 major school renovations and a variety of items, such as buying more new technology and sites for future schools….”


  • HCC to Sell Some Unused Land After Study Finds Properties Unneeded
    “Houston Community College should sell 73 acres – including large swaths of undeveloped property across the Houston region that college officials spent millions to buy over the last several years – according to a new study of the college’s land holdings….”

World News

  • Build or Partner? Becoming Competitive in the International Postsecondary Marketplace
    “Private pathway program providers create opportunities for universities to leap into the Intensive English Language Program marketplace with both feet, but sometimes they create more questions than answers….”
  • University of Wales received a £50M Loan from HSBC to Develop Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter
    “The funding will be used for the first phase of the development of a 12,000 square metres construction which will hold purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and applied research, as well as social, leisure and wider recreational spaces. From 2021, the second phase of the development is planned which will expand the university’s academic facilities and create over 18,000 square metres of space for businesses….”
  • Qatar: International Schools Partnership Acquires Doha school
    “The International Schools Partnership (ISP), a schools investment company, has bought Park House English School in Doha for an undisclosed amount. Park House opened in 1994 and delivers a British curriculum to over 1,000 pupils from all over the world….”
  • The $332,000 Doctorate
    “U of Cambridge introduces business program that is one of the most expensive degrees in the world….”
  • Chilling Higher Ed Cooperation in China?
    “The country’s strict new law regulating the activities of foreign nongovernmental organizations raises many unanswered questions for universities operating there….”
  • The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Systems
    “Roland Kupers wants students to develop the kind of habits conducive to understanding their world in all its complexity. This means understanding how complex systems work and how systems thinkers think about complex problems. Kupers believes it also means developing new teaching approaches….”