The University Facilities Summit (TUFF Summit) is hosted by The University Financing Foundation (TUFF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) operating foundation whose mission is to assist Institutions of education and research in the planning, development, and financing of facilities and equipment at below-market costs. TUFF actively partners with Institutions to help them achieve their academic goals, while maximizing the economic efficiency of their critical real estate projects.
While TUFF has a standard set of operating guidelines, no two transactions are ever the same. Whether it is difficulty with a complex transaction, concern over balance sheet impact, or a tight timeline to deliver a facility, TUFF has the capacity to structure the transaction in a way that will have the most impact for an institution’s unique needs.
The successful delivery of a facility takes more than brokers or bankers. It takes a true partner who’s been there before with the experience, connections, and capacity to help identify and avoid the pitfalls, and ultimately help institutions deliver on their promise.