Projects

Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)

Venue Development

Golden State Warriors (Oakland, California)

Client: Golden State Warriors

Coordinating development of new, best-in-class multi-purpose arena and adjacent retail and office product. Responsibilities include oversight of entitlement process, internal and external stakeholder coordination, assembly and management of the design and project teams, development of project budget and schedule, and overall project management.

Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)

Client: Onexim Sports and Entertainment

Advisor to Onexim Sports and Entertainment, owner of Brooklyn Nets and limited partner in Barclays Center. Primary responsibilities include(d) review of Barclays Center design and construction, oversight of Barclays Center and Nets business operations, and development of a new, best-in-class practice facility.

Red Star F.C. (Paris, France)

Client: Red Star F.C.

Advising Paris football club on the development of a proposed 14,000-seat multi-purpose arena and 20,000-seat football stadium. Responsibilities include market analysis of sponsorship, premium product, and content opportunities; venue program development and design coordination; development of comprehensive business plan including revenue projections, cost structure, and booking strategy; and engagement with leading content providers.

MasterCard Center (Beijing, China)

Client: National Basketball Association

Conducted a detailed design and business review of 2008 Olympic Games basketball venue. Responsibilities included development of a post-Olympic Games business and operating plan, and oversight of building construction.

Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China)

Client: National Basketball Association

Conducted a detailed design and business review of 2010 World Expo arena. Deliverables included market analysis of sponsorship, premium product, and content opportunities; venue program development and design coordination for 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena; creation of facility business plan; and negotiation of partnership agreement with project developer

Guangzhou International Arena and Entertainment District (Guangzhou, China)

Client: National Basketball Association

Provided comprehensive venue design and development services including market analysis of sponsorship, premium product, and content opportunities; venue program development and design coordination for 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena and 1 million square foot plus mixed-use development; development of arena and mixed-use district business plans; and oversight of building construction.

Shantou University Sport Park (Shantou, China)

Client: Shantou University

Completed feasibility study for proposed 50,000 square meter athletic complex including an 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena. Deliverables included benchmark analysis of comparable venues, review of facility program and project budget, and development of content strategy.

Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)

Client: Orlando Magic

Advised NBA franchise on the development of first-class multi-purpose arena. Responsibilities included project team structure, architect selection, workflow and process management, and overall risk mitigation.

Transactional Services

New Jersey Devils (Newark, New Jersey)

Client: Josh Harris Group

Advised Josh Harris ownership group on purchase of New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center.

Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, Tennessee)

Client: Robert Pera Group

Advised Robert Pera Group on the purchase of the Memphis Grizzlies. Responsibilities included financial and operational due diligence on team and arena, development of investment hypothesis and related strategic plan, assembly of limited partner group, coordination of NBA league office approval process, and development and implementation of initial 100-days strategic communications plan.

Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Client: Joshua Harris Group

Advised Josh Harris ownership group on purchase of Philadelphia 76ers.

Organizational Strategy

NBA Properties (New York, New York)

Client: National Basketball Association

Supported league initiatives including:
  • NBA Global Retail Store Prototype: Assembled and led a multi-disciplinary project team that created a global retail store rollout prototype and related merchandising, branding, and real estate strategies.
  • NBA Domestic Venue Standards: Co-authored updated NBA league arena standards.
  • NBA International Venue Standards: Co-authored international arena standards.
Professional Bull Riders (Pueblo, Colorado)

Client: Spire Capital

On behalf of PBR controlling owner Spire Capital, conducted a comprehensive review of existing business. Deliverables included assessment of organizational structure, personnel, and company performance; review of media rights agreements and associated valuation; and development of detailed three-year strategic plan.

Sam Houston Race Park (Houston, Texas)

Client: Maxxam

Conducted a comprehensive assessment of existing park operations. Completed an analysis of opportunities and impacts associated with the prospective approval of slot and/or table gaming by the Texas legislature.