public-private partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships

Flapjacks and Layer Cakes

Stacking debt and equity sources for successful economic development and investor returns. 

Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.- Education Sessions (BEC 1510)
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - networking social (BEC Rotunda)

Location: Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

ULI Members
Private - $70; Public, nonprofit, Under 35, Student - $35; Retired - $70

Private - $95; Public, nonprofit, Under 35, Student - $55; Retired - $95

Flyer: Downloadable pdf

Registration: Register through Urban Land Institute. If you are not a ULI member, you will be asked to create a guest account for registration purposes.

On January 7, 2019, the second annual Public-Private Partnership Symposium will be held at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business in Baton Rouge. The event is co-hosted by ULI Louisiana and the Real Estate Research Institute at LSU.

This symposium attracts professionals from all corners of the industry and provides a valuable opportunity to facilitate new partnerships with industry peers and public sector partners.

Last year’s attendees learned the nuts and bolts of how deals work and how to manage risks associated with legal and financial frameworks. This year attendees will learn how to manage their ownership strategies and capital stacks to create the appropriate structure and returns for their stakeholders.

Attendees will learn from seasoned professionals with experience in these fields and will participate in interactive panels discussion specifically tailored to the needs of public agencies evaluating P3s.The conference is designed for all levels in the market including those beginning to explore P3s and seeking to better understand where alternative and accelerated project delivery methods can be applicable.

private-public conference speakers

2019 Program Overview

Louisiana-based industry thought-leaders and practitioners will discuss their firsthand observations of Louisiana P3 projects and explore proven approaches for optimizing private sector innovation and achieving on time-on budget delivery to develop and construct economic development assets.

The agenda covers topics such as when P3s do and do not make sense and what some of the first steps to make are when considering the P3 route. Specific topics include Economic Development Districts and Opportunity Zones plus stacking sources from New Market Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits.

The presentation includes discussions of case studies where attendees can see how actual P3s were structured in Louisiana from the professionals who put them together.


attendees at conference

Who should attend

The conference is a must-attend event for those who want to stay current on project delivery trends, meet with leaders behind projects in Louisiana, and network with development experts who have helped shape policy and navigated partnerships from concept to completion.

Connecting with industry peers is one of the most important benefits of attending this event. There will be a networking session following the Symposium hosted by Provident Resources where attendees can meet each other as well as the Symposium speakers.



Session Speaker
Symposium Welcome
1:00 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Dean Richard D. White Jr.
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Brian Andrews (Moderator)
LSU Real Estate Research Institute
Economic Development Districts
1:05 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Charles A. Landry
Fishman Haygood
Success Story - Louisiana Avenue
1:50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
James "Jimmy"  Maurin
Founder and Past Chairman, Stirling Properties

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Break
Panel Discussions, Opportunity Zones
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Troy Villafarra
Managing Director of Crescent Growth Capital LLC
New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, and PILOTS
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Chris Tyson
President and CEO of East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority

Steven LeBlanc
Stonehenge Capital
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Case Studies
Networking Social
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Provident Resource Group


Please check back for updates to the agenda.

Presented by the Urban Land Institute Louisiana and the Real Estate Research Institute in the E. J. Ourso College of Business