The university has retained Greenhill & Co. to complete an assessment of whether a public-private partnership (P3) arrangement for parking operations is of value for the Ann Arbor campus and U-M Health System.
A public-private partnership is a contractual agreement between a public entity such as a university or city and a private consortium to finance, operate, maintain and manage parking facilities.
University officials emphasized that this is a preliminary study to determine if leasing parking facilities makes sense for U-M. There has been no decision to lease the parking to a third-party operator.
A number of universities around the country, including Ohio State University and Indiana University, have entered into — or are evaluating — P3 arrangements for their parking operations.
The university’s Finance and Parking & Transportation Services departments are assisting by providing data and background to Greenhill for the P3 assessment.
Greenhill is a leading independent financial advisory firm that facilitates mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and public-private partnerships.
The university anticipates that the evaluation will be complete this summer.
Alicia Davis, senior prosthetist/orthotist, on cycling: “The women I rode with really pushed the idea that as a team you can pretty much achieve anything.”
“August: Osage County,” 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 11; 8 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. April 7 and 14, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.