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Public-Private Partnerships




Public-Private Partnership Initiative

The Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) within the E. J. Ourso College of Business established the Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative to educate stakeholders within the State of Louisiana on how the public and private sectors can work together on the development of infrastructure projects, educational facilities, hospitals, water and sewerage systems, and more. 

The P3 Initiative leverages LSU’s experience developing its properties using P3s, such as Nicholson Gateway and LSU South Stadium expansion, to educate the community and encourage economic development while solidifying corporate partnerships with industry.

RERI has partnered with the Urban Land Institute to host successful symposia covering timely topics related to creating and managing P3s. These events are designed for state and local government agencies, private sector developers, and other stakeholders with interest in P3s.  

*Due to Covid-19, LSU did not hold symposia events in 2020 and 2021.

In 2019, the symposium titled "Flapjacks and Layer Cakes- Stacking Debt and Equity Sources for Successful Economic Development and Investor Returns" taught attendees how public-private partnership deals work and how to manage their ownership strategies and capital stacks. Participants attended sessions focusing on economic development districts and opportunity zones and stacking sources from new market tax credits and historic tax credits.

The symposium in 2018 titled "P3s- The Ins and Outs of Public-Private Partnerships" included sessions that broke down the basics of public-private partnerships. Mike Parker, infrastructure advisory leader of Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, gave a keynote speech on finance, procurement, business strategy for public-private partnerships within a large-scale infrastructure project.

Upcoming Events

RERI will host a Public-Private Partnership Symposium in summer 2022. More information will be available in the spring. If you would like to be alerted when registration opens, please email Brian Andrews


Public-Private Partnership (P3) Basics from The Associated General Contractors – Key characteristics of P3s, types and benefits of P3s, and keys to successful projects. 

Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development - Public-Private Partnerships - Act No. 519 of 2016 authorized the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to solicit proposals for and enter into contracts for public-private partnership projects for transportation facilities.​ 

Urban Land Institute Public/Private Partnership Council (PPPC) - The mission of the PPPC is to develop, refine and disseminate best practices for effective real estate public-private partnerships.