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Paul Brailsford

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brailsford is co-founder and CEO of Brailsford & Dunlavey. He started his career as a real estate economist specializing in urban mixed-use, hotel, resort and residential projects. Later, he turned his focus toward facility planning within the non-profit sector. Applying a market-driven approach to the development of auxiliary facilities, such as student housing, campus unions, and recreation, intercollegiate, and professional sport facilities, he developed a national reputation as an innovator in the application of market and financial analysis to the programming and development of such facilities.

Mr. Brailsford is a nationally recognized expert in the financing and programming of sports, recreation and entertainment venues and has provided planning and management services for hundreds of clients.

Known for his unique quantitative approaches, Mr. Brailsford has shared his experiences and ideas through over 50 industry presentations and articles. He has presented on various topics at national conferences and symposiums including Society of College & University Planners, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Association of College & University Business Officers, Athletic Business, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, National Association of Collegiate Auxiliary Services, Association of College & University Housing Officers-International, and Council for Urban Economic Development.

 

Education 

B.A. Economics (University of Maryland at College Park)

CERTIFICATIONS / associationS 

The Urban Land Institute (ULI)

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONs 

2012
The Power of Expectations: Evolving the Campus Recreation Center by Raising the BarDownload
2011
Student Housing Panel Discussion
2010
The Power of PurposeDownload
2010
An Industry OverviewDownload
2009
Recreation Facilities: How to Get the Program RightDownload
2009
Catching Up By Getting AheadDownload
2008
The University Tower as a Tower of StrengthDownload
2007
Athletics and Recreation Public-Private Partnerships
2007
What's on the Horizon? Explore Issues Within the Industry That Are Expected to Affect the Models and Structures of These Partnerships
2007
Renovation & Expansion Strategies for Large-Scale Recreation CentersDownload
2007
Looking to the Future of Campus RecreationDownload
2006
Outsourcing Strategies: Why Make It Happen? How to Make It Happen!Download
2004
Privatized Student Housing: Why Make It Happen? How to Make It Happen!Download
2004
Starting From Scratch: Creating a Business Plan That WorksDownload
2004
Using Outcome-Based Planning to Increase EffectivenessDownload
2003
Building College & University Recreation Facilities: How Am I Going to Pay for All of This?Download
2002
Architectural Programming for Campus Recreation FacilitiesDownload
2002
Recreation Facilities: Programming Principles & Case StudiesDownload
2001
Planning & Organizing a Successful Student ReferendumDownload
2001
Theory and Praxis: Planning Student-Centered FacilitiesDownload
2000
Building a Living Business PlanDownload
2000
Student Housing: 2000 and BeyondDownload
1999
Planning, Preparation Lead to Successful Student Fee ReferendumsDownload
1998
Prepped for SuccessDownload
1993
The Fragile 'Yes'Download
1992
Get Out the VoteDownload
1989
Step-by-Step Weight RoomsDownload

In the News 

John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano Join B&D as Vice Presidents and Foodservice SpecialistsB&D is pleased to welcome John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano, formerly of The Cornyn Fasano Group (CFG), as its newest vice presidents. For more information, please download the press release.

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BCC Could Have Dorms in 2014Broome Community College could have its first dorms by the fall of 2014 — if there are no construction or financing delays.  “I’m an optimist,” said college President Kevin Drumm during the first of two meetings Tuesday on the prospect of dorms. He called the 2014 date the “ideal timeline.”

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On a Fast TrackAs the dawn of the new century approached, West Virginia University found itself mired in the campus recreation dark ages--and without much elbow room.

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University Examines Students’ Recreational Facility NeedsDespite major renovations to key recreational facilities made in the last few years, students on Penn State's University Park campus still say that Penn State does not fully meet their needs when it comes to recreation and fitness, according to a study undertaken by the firm Brailsford and Dunlavey.

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COCC Plans Campus Center, Rehearsal Hall, Evaluates Student HousingThe Central Oregon Community College Board had a busy agenda Wednesday, July 12.

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Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal 40 Under 40 Awards

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Student Referendum Is Sought on Proposed Wellness CenterA campus-wide referendum on a proposed $21 million recreation and wellness center will take place in early November, according to a plan by facilities planning firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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Big Men on Campus Win Over New FansMany colleges and universities around the country know whom to call when they want to build a recreation center or other sports facility on campus.

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Survey Shows Desire for Better Rec. FacilityUniversity students, faculty and staff would be willing to walk across campus to a new recreation facility and pay a fee, focus groups show.

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