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Finding Your Project Champion

If you’ve ever attended a P3 conference you’ve heard this before, “the most important ‘P’ in P3 is Partnership”. While that is very true, a strong, capable project champion from the university may well be next in importance, and there is a direct correlation between successful projects and partnerships with strong university project champions. So, […]

Thankfulness in Action: Addressing Food Insecurity

According to a recent article by the Association of American Medical Colleges there may be as many as 54 million people in America now facing food insecurity during the pandemic. This number has increased significantly in recent months, and news stories regarding long lines at food pantries have become more prevalent. Amidst this group, many […]

Expressing Gratitude at Capstone

It is no revelation that 2020 has had its ups and downs–with a disproportionate share of downs. Despite the constant feeling of uncertainty through the social distancing and understanding what “new normal” means, we would be remiss if we did not sit back, reflect and share our gratitude for what we have in 2020. Members […]

Woodlawn Residential Commons: Building a more inclusive workforce on the South Side

The University of Chicago Civic Engagement - Growing up in Woodlawn, Michelle King says she was the “handywoman” among her five siblings — so when her dad had a nearby carpentry job, she often tagged along. “He used to tell me ‘Don’t become a carpenter because they work too hard,’” King remembers. “He said become an electrician, and my first day as […]

Capstone Development Partners and Seattle University’s Vi Hilbert Hall Named Best Public-Private Partnership Development

Birmingham, AL – Capstone Development Partners (“Capstone”) announced that Vi Hilbert Hall at Seattle University, was awarded the Best Public-Private Partnership Development at the Student Housing Business Tenth Annual Innovator Awards event held October 19th during the NMHC / Interface Student Housing virtual conference. The project was selected among 120 student housing developments submitted for […]

Avoiding Schedule Nightmares

Few things bring as much energy and excitement as making physical building improvements; either by renovating old, dated residence halls or building a new, modern, state-of-the-art campus housing project.  The sense of accomplishment from creating a meaningful addition to your university can create a euphoria of joy and excitement as you anxiously await the final […]

Planning for a Successful Move-In

For many of us in student housing, move-in day is the most exciting day of the year. The anticipation of the new academic year, a new place to live, making new friends, and welcoming everyone back to an otherwise quiet building reminds us of why we do this work and how much fun it can be! […]

Coffee Chat with Matt Brown, CMP President

As part of our Coffee Chat series, a Capstone employee will be interviewed each month and featured in our monthly newsletter, The Erudite. For the October issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Matt Brown. Matt joined Capstone in 2018 from the higher-ed world to head up Capstone Management Partners, CDP’s campus housing operations and maintenance entity. […]

How to Avoid Furniture Installation Headaches

As Capstone Interiors designs and procures the furniture for each project, it becomes important for the designer to be involved with the architect and development team throughout the design process.  Details are critical when designing each space and require clear communication and coordination with the drawings and design intent. It is important for the designer […]