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Lesley University Brings in Cushman & Wakefield to Partner on Campus Innovation Initiative

Cushman & Wakefield has been engaged to broker real estate sales for Lesley University as it undertakes significant capital improvement investments in its three Cambridge campuses.

Goals over the next three to five years include better aligning spaces with Lesley’s unique academic programs; sustainably revitalizing facilities and landscape; and further connecting and integrating the three campuses.

Preliminary concepts include focusing its real estate portfolio to narrow footprint and increase efficiency while adding critical facilities. Lesley intends to sell certain buildings that are either underutilized, vacant or not well-suited to its programmatic needs and reinvest the proceeds in a range of capital improvements to yield significantly better facilities overall. Reducing physical facilities will also increase the school’s energy efficiency, sustainability and accessibility.

Lesley is working with local and New England-based partners Austin Architects, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Stimson Studio, and Group C. Leggat McCall Properties and Graffito are consulting on development and retail strategy.


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Lesley University Campus Plan

About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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