Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons From Military Housing

Fall 2011, Vol. 36, No. 2
Abstract: This column, by author Sandy Apgar, IV, CRE, was originally published in the Baltimore Sun in August 2011 under the title ‘How the Army Saved Big Bucks.’ In it he praises a U.S. Army program called Residential Communities Initiative (RCI), an initiative that develops military “cities” that combine housing, jobs, shops and recreation at a 20 percent lower cost than previous government projects and at higher maintenance levels. In this op-ed column, Apgar takes the reader through the various lessons developers can learn from the success of RCI projects.