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Nina Farrell

Associate

Public Institutions and Education

Nina Farrell Associate
Public Institutions and Education
Austin 500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701

Professional Experience

 

Nina Farrell, CCIM is an Associate with CBRE’s Public Institutions & Education Solutions national practice group, advising and representing higher education institutions and state and local government entities nationwide. Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Farrell was an Associate Real Estate Officer with UT System. In this role, she provided real estate consultation services, strategic planning, and transaction services for the fourteen University of Texas medical and academic institutions throughout the state of Texas as well as The University of Texas System Administration.

Ms. Farrell specializes in strategic planning, portfolio review, development advisory, and transaction services for various governmental agencies, assisting to maximize value while upholding the agency’s mission.

Notable Transactions

 

Client  Transaction
City of Austin  P3 Development Advisory for turnkey ground-up development for the City’s new 265,000 SF Planning and Development Center.
City of Austin 

P3 Development Advisory for turnkey ground-up development for the City’s new 275,000 SF Austin Energy Headquarters. 

City of Austin 

Strategic Administrative Office Occupancy Plan for over 2M SF of administrative space. 

BBVA Compass 

Disposition of land in Austin, TX via competitive solicitation process. 

The University of Texas System Administration

Ground lease of an entire downtown city block, known as Block 71 to Trammell Crow Co., for redevelopment into the 700,000 SF office building in downtown Austin, Texas. 

Harmony Public Schools

Fee simple acquisition of long-term lease of school and underlying land. 

St. Edward's University

Optimization plan for underutilized assets and marketing properties to maximize value for the University while retaining long-term ownership. 

St. Austin's Parish

Development Advisory for ground lease for private student housing project and fee development of Parish’s K-8 school, rectory, Parish offices, and ministry space. 

West Virginia University System

Portfolio Optimization Study – reviewing statewide university portfolio for highest and best use and monetization potential. 

West Virginia University   Student Housing Development Advisory – RFP advisory and evaluation of development team for strategic housing plan and renovation and redevelopment of functionally obsolete housing stock.



Education, Professional Affiliations and Speaking Engagements

 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, St. Edwards University (Magna Cum Laude) 

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Texas, No. 670666

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Member & Young Leader Mentorship Program Member

  • CBRE Rising Professional Organization (RPO) – Member

  • Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) – Member

  • Association of University Real Estate Officials (AUREO) – Prior Member

  • Panel speaker at 2019 P3 Conference – P3s and Hot Topics in Texas



Clients Represented

 

  • The City of Austin, Texas
  • The City of Dallas, Texas
  • West Virginia University
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • BBVA Compass Bank 
  • St. Edward's University 
  • St. Austin's Parish
  • Lone Star Community College
  • University of Hawaii
  • The University of Texas System (prior employment)

 

Nina Farrell Associate
Public Institutions and Education
Austin 500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701