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Jason Thompson

Regional Vice President (Midwest)

Serving as a regional vice president covering the Midwest region, Mr. Thompson possesses a background in architecture, urban and regional planning, and municipal finance. He has experience and training in architectural surveys, tax credit programs, land use planning, and economic development. He earned his M.A. with an emphasis on urban redevelopment and completed a thesis investigating the potential use of tax increment financing as a financing tool for urban revitalization, including the development of ballparks, arena, and stadia.

At B&D, Mr. Thompson has utilized his understanding of public-private partnerships and modern planning principles to assist in the cooperative and responsible planning of sports facilities for development authorities, municipalities, and universities. He manages much of the firm's sports/civic facility projects and has developed an expertise in managing the design of public assembly facilities to maximize marketability, operational performance, and positive contribution to the surrounding urban environment within the parameters of pragmatic budgeting, cost estimating, and constructability.

 

Education 

M.A. City and Regional Planning (Cornell University)

Business Certificate (University of Detroit Mercy)

B.A. History (University of Detroit Mercy)

CERTIFICATIONS / associationS 

International Economic Development Council

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Society for American Baseball Research

Society for American Baseball Research Ballparks Committee

Association of Luxury Suite Directors

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONs 

2013
Town-Gown Survey 2013: An Update and OverviewDownload
2013
Crowded Markets for Public VenuesDownload
2007
Professional Sports Teams Make It FeasibleDownload
2003
The Top Five Minor League Baseball ParksDownload
2002
Show Me the Money!
2002
Stadium MakeoversDownload

In the News 

Downtown Kannapolis Baseball Stadium Could Generate More Than $19 million in Economic Impact a YearA downtown baseball stadium could generate more than $19 million worth of economic impact each year and support 248 jobs, according to a study by the consultant firm, Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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Amarillo's Development Partner No Stranger to StadiumsThe company with the contract to research the possibility of drawing a AA baseball team to a new stadium downtown is no stranger to looking at the merits of large community venues.

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Firm to Study AA Baseball Prospects...They voted unanimously to hire Brailsford & Dunlavey to do the preliminary studies to look at bringing AA baseball, affiliated with Major League Baseball, to the proposed downtown ballpark and event venue.

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Port Huron Council Hears Public's Side Over McMorran Pavilion Purchase Offers. . . The capital investment numbers Hills referenced came from the presentation the council received from firm Brailsford and Dunlavey . . .

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Rocks Cats’ Project $8.1M in Revenue With Hartford MoveOnce the Rock Cats move their franchise from New Britain to Hartford, the team could instantly become one of the top 15 highest earning minor league ballclubs in the country, according to initial revenue projections by a Washington D.C. consultant.

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Feasibility Study Says Columbia Ready to Play Ball With Minor League TeamColumbia City Council was presented with the results of an independent feasibility study on the topic of building a stadium and bringing a minor league professional team to the city.

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Brailsford & Dunlavey Unit to Target SportsBrailsford & Dunlavey, a firm tied to sports facility development, has formed B&D Venues as a separate division to focus on sports projects.  The Washington firm conducts feasibility studies and market research for several building types,  ncluding stadiums and arenas, as well as serving in the role of owner’s representative for the stakeholders financing the deals.

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Ricketts' Wrigley Game Plan: Rehab on a BudgetAmong the most closely watched decisions awaiting Thomas Ricketts is what the likely next owner of the Chicago Cubs will do with iconic but rickety Wrigley Field.

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Muckleshoot Tribe Offers to Donate 26 Acres for New ArenaThe Muckleshoot Indian Tribe said Monday it is willing to donate land next to the Emerald Downs horse racing track in Auburn to build an arena for the Sonics and Storm.

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Muckleshoots Offer Free Land to NBA Arena ProjectThe Muckleshoot Tribe announced its willingness Monday to donate a 26.5-acre parcel of land to any group that wants to build an NBA arena in Auburn.

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Some Fear Longer Bench May Splinter AEG EffortSome Kansas City officials are wondering how Anschutz Entertainment Group will juggle playing time for two promising arena prospects.

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KC’s Race for Arena Tenant Probably Won't Be a SprintSprint Center manager Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. may need the entire three years it was given to attract a major-league tenant to Kansas City, a sports business expert said.

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Businesses Fuel Record Season Ticket Sales at UCFMatt Difebo loves it when a plan comes together.

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Ballpark Plan Promises “Unmatched” VistaThere's a view of the Nashville skyline from the seats along the first base line, a 15-story condominium building shadowing right field and a six-story brick edifice beyond the left field wall.

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Sounds Ballpark Plans Now in Council’s HandsFirst, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency said yes — as expected — then the city’s Industrial Development Board gave the go-ahead — without much debate

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Group's Vision Includes StadiumLast month, Richard Phoebus told the Washington County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly that the Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership was developing a report on potential development in the city's east end.

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Consultant Finds Economic Favor in New Omaha BallparkA new ballpark north of downtown would be good for the Omaha Royals and good for the city, a consultant’s report says.

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Committee Offers Plan to Bring Minor League Baseball Team to Bowling Green, Ky.The Play Ball Committee presented a proposal to the Bowling Green City Commission Monday night that would bring a minor league baseball team to the city and create a $ 15 million privately funded stadium downtown.

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Keene Residents Get Their First Look at Proposed Sports Center, Office ParkThe public yesterday got its first look at what proponents say could be an economic magnet for downtown Keene.

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