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.