Craig Harmon was a keynote presenter at the
Association of University Research Parks 2019 International Conference. The AURP IC2019 is a flagship innovation conference for professionals to
gather from around the globe to connect and collaborate on development
opportunities with company and leading research universities from around
the United States and across the globe.
Craig’s presentation focused on The Art of the Deal: Finance and
Structuring, and was joined by moderator Kevin Byrne, President of The
University Financing Foundation and a firm client, Ted Matozzo, Vice
President, Public Finance Investment Banking, BofA Securities, Inc., Bank
of America, N.A. and a firm, and Terri Finister, Partner, Murray Barnes
Finister LLP. As the panelists highlighted during their session, there is
no typical answer or solution when it comes to structuring and financing a
real estate deal, especially in connection with research universities. From
underwriting and legal groundwork, to bond structures, to real estate and
construction, the panel discussed their unique backgrounds and past
examples of their work which helped to set university communities ablaze
with innovation and development.
The AURP IC2019 conference was designed to advance new ideas at interactive
sessions with C-suite executives and featured a diverse range of learning
content such as collaborative sessions, and intensive discussions.