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ABOUT 

Aspire Education Partner’s team consists of Balfour Beatty, John Laing, Mayson Dixon, USP Holdings, Design Collective, and Johnson Controls International. 

 

We bring unmatched expertise and experience in public-private partnerships (P3) with a particular focus on the delivery of complex bundled K12 projects. Balfour Beatty, John Laing and Johnson Controls have successfully delivered a combined portfolio of over 260 P3 projects globally. Of the total P3 projects, 127 are availability payment-based, social infrastructure projects which include the design, construction, finance, and maintenance of 29 K-12 projects that comprise over 200 schools.

 

Mayson-Dixon and USP Holdings are trusted local partners with over 20 years of experience delivering commercial real estate and infrastructure projects in the DC / Baltimore area.  DCI, a Baltimore-based architectural design firm, brings over 35 years of experience in education facilities design, including numerous schools for the 21st Century Schools Program led by Baltimore City Public Schools.

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260

127

TOTAL COMBINED P3 PROJECTS GLOBALLY

TOTAL COMBINED P3 AVAILABILITY-BASED

29

TOTAL COMBINED P3 BUNDLED SCHOOLS

PARTNERS

EQUITY MEMBER / DESIGN BUILDER

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Balfour Beatty is a global infrastructure investor operating in the US, UK and Hong Kong. They are responsible for providing the investment capability to deliver complex infrastructure projects for their customers. Over the past 20 years, Balfour Beatty has established itself as one of the largest investors in the public-private industry, having developed over 75 projects worldwide, predominantly in North America and the UK. Balfour Beatty is also an industry-leading general contractor and provider of design-build and at-risk construction management services for public and private sector clients. Performing vertical and heavy civil construction, their teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn, and play. Balfour Beatty plc is the global infrastructure group headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of $2.64 billion. 

EQUITY MEMBER

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John Laing is a global infrastructure investor. The firm has developed and invested in over 150 infrastructure projects, including 114 public-private partnerships of which 56 are availability payment social infrastructure projects, which include 14 bundled K-12 school projects. John Laing is a long-term investor and portfolio company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), an American investment company that has investments in over 30 companies in Maryland, which in turn employ over 1,600 people. 

EQUITY MEMBER

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Mayson-Dixon is a fast-growing local MBE community development firm with offices in Baltimore that brings relevant development and investment expertise, as well as MBE sister companies with expertise in strategic planning, diversity & inclusion programs, stakeholder engagement, real estate development, construction management, and facility management.

EQUITY MEMBER

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USP Holdings is a certified MBE development and investment firm with a local footprint and affiliated companies with expertise in construction and facility management through its subsidiaries DC General Construction and Potomac Management Group respectively. USP has worked on 9 school renovations in the DC area over the past 15 years as well as investing in several real estate projects on the East  

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LEAD ARCHITECT

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Design Collective is a multi-disciplinary and award-winning design firm with over 80 design professionals specializing in schools and wider social infrastructure headquartered in Maryland. Design Collective offers expertise and leadership in sustainable architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental graphics/signage. The firm has over 35 years of experience designing primary and secondary schools, as well as major college and universities throughout the United States. Their Maryland Public School System and 21st Century School experience includes work for Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.

SERVICES PROVIDER

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Johnson Controls is a diversified industrial leader with over 120,000 employees that serve customers through 500 offices in more than 150 countries. Johnson Controls is a County-Located Business (CLB) and the most prolific facility manager in public-private partnerships in North America with over 40 projects under management. Johnson Controls is supported by a parent company guarantee from Johnson Controls International plc, with a market capitalization of over $46 billion, and annual revenues of over $25 billion. In addition, Johnson Controls is the world’s largest manufacturer of building systems (e.g. building management, HVAC, fire/life safety, and security) and is Aspire’s key supplier of building systems, which further ensures our optimized whole-life integration. 

ASPIRE EDUCATION PARTNERS PROJECTS

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