Blog Post
11/15/2021
By Brandon A. Brauer and Jordan D. Rosenfeld

Development through public-private partnerships or “P3s” has increased sharply in the past several years, and is poised for an even bigger jump thanks to Uncle Sam. The infrastructure bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week as H.R. 3684 and which President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021, aims to directly increase P3 spending by tens of billions of dollars. The bill is also likely to dramatically increase the number of P3 projects by making hundreds of billions of dollars available for infrastructure improvements across the United States.

Blog Post
11/11/2021
By Brandon A. Brauer and Jordan D. Rosenfeld

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed in the House of Representatives on Friday, November 4th and President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021, includes an important, permanent streamlining to the federal permitting and environmental review process for large infrastructure projects. Known as “One Federal Decision” or “OFD,” it has been fairly overshadowed amongst the headlines about the bill (it comprises only about 15 of the 2,700 pages), but it has the potential to have a profound impact on the timeline for bringing a project to completion.

Blog Post
01/02/2019
By James Rohlfing

Public Private Partnerships or, as they are commonly known, P3s or PPPs, are a method of involving private parties in some or all of the financing, design, construction and operation of traditionally public building or infrastructure projects.  Recently, P3s have become a more popular means of constructing or financing public projects.  They have received more attention because some states, such as Illinois, are short on public funds and long on the need to repair crumbling infrastructure and deliver necessary public buildings.  A P3 might entail a private entity participatin