Jay Brown leads Hayat Brown P3 and brings over 25 years of experience supporting federal, state and local government agencies, public authorities and higher education institutions to solve complex real estate and facility challenges. Mr. Brown specializes in strategic, transactional, and public/private infrastructure and real estate advisory services to federal, state, and municipal entities and educational institutions. Mr. Brown has performed and overseen numerous public-private transactions, with a focus on social infrastructure — in particular, where social infrastructure intersects with commercial real estate development — to help universities and public sector clients generate revenue, reduce costs, eliminate deferred maintenance, and fund needed capital improvements. Previously Mr. Brown led the P3 practice at Alvarez & Marsal for over 15 years and was a Partner at one of the Big 4s prior to that. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Jenifer Boss is an expert in P3 program development, transaction structuring, and project management. With over 14 years of public sector and advisory experience for universities and all levels of government, she specializes in project selection and delivery, capturing value, partner selection, and risk allocation strategies. Ms. Boss has successfully led several real estate and P3 engagements, including structuring and executing transactions on behalf of Howard University, Carlow University, and Travis County, Texas and Falls Church, Virginia. As a former economic development official in the District of Columbia, she has intimate knowledge of the unique challenges faced by public institutions and offers solutions to address financial, facility, policy, and mission goals. Ms. Boss holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier University and a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Yaye-Mah Sar brings 19 years of experience in the development and execution of complex infrastructure and capital projects. Ms. Sar delivers specialized expertise in asset strategy, transaction advisory, and project management across a variety of sectors including social infrastructure, transportation, water and wastewater. Ms. Sar has advised public institutions, investors, and developers on over 30 P3 and infrastructure finance transactions with a combined value of $20 billion. Ms. Sar began her career at AECOM where she served in various capacities including as Investment Director and has experience across the full project lifecycle – from development, financing, design, construction to operation. Ms. Sar holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a Master in Business Administration in Finance from Fordham University.
Daughan Pitts is real estate and P3 professional with over 13 years of experience. Ms. Pitts specializes in financial analysis and program management. She has served as the project manager for P3 projects totaling more than $2.5 billion in development. She has provided project management, program management, and transaction support from feasibility analysis and pre-solicitation through closing and post-closing asset management to public and private sector clients including the US Army, US Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the FDIC. Ms. Pitts previously served in a variety of advisory roles at JLL. Ms. Pitts holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Howard University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School.
Affan Sheikh specializes in P3, real estate, and transaction advisory for governmental entities and educational institutions. With over 10 years of public sector and advisory experience in economic development, strategy, and program management experience, he understands the needs of public and nonprofit organizations and is currently supporting Howard University and Carlow University. Mr. Sheikh previously launched HopkinsLocal and BLocal, two catalytic economic inclusion programs in Baltimore focused on bolstering opportunities for local, minority- and women-owned businesses and residents of underserved communities. Mr. Sheikh holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in International Studies & Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University.