The Mission

Design, build, finance, lease, and operate a new mixed-use graduate student housing facility on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus in Manassas. The project was delivered under Virginia’s Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA).

The Solution

The graduate student housing, completed in Fall 2012, is a five-story, 105,000 SF mixed-use facility providing152 beds specifically suited to students enrolled in the university’s Medical Education program. It also features 15,000 SF of retail space and 10,000 SF of Mason program space on the ground floor. The privately-leased retail space provides a variety of casual dining and convenient retail amenities to serve the campus community and surrounding business park. Dining space includes outdoor seating in a pleasant plaza setting that is across from the beautiful Hylton Center for the Performing Arts.

The Details

The transaction structure we engineered afforded the university much-needed flexibility, control and cost-efficiency, and provided an inviting new addition to GMU’s Prince William campus plan.