U3 Advisors was formed in 2014 as the result of the merger between U3 Ventures and K. Backus & Associates, two real estate and economic development consulting firms with long and successful histories assisting universities, non-profit organizations and other anchor institutions.
We are proud to serve as development managers, advisors, and strategists to a wide and diverse range of mission-driven clients, including:
- Universities and colleges
- Medical centers
- Non-profit organizations
- Local governments
- Developers and businesses pursuing public-private partnerships
With professional backgrounds in university administration, real estate development, economic development, architecture, and urban planning, we bring an inherent understanding of each client’s needs, mission, and culture. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients leverage their assets, implement complex real estate projects and deploy existing demand in support of institutional and community goals.