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MGT Consulting Group, a recognized and trusted leader in high-value public sector consulting, recently entered into a definitive agreement in which MGT of America, LLC acquired Anderson Strickler, LLC, a higher education housing-focused, quality-driven consulting firm based in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. As a firm, Anderson Strickler has a 20+ years track record in higher education consulting and a diverse clientele that extends throughout 44 states.

Anderson Strickler is one of the most respected housing-focused higher education consulting firms in the United States. With its deeply talented and experienced team of high-integrity professional consultants, Anderson Strickler consistently delivers powerful high return on investment solutions for clients and their stakeholders. Combining Anderson Strickler with MGT Consulting Group’s existing higher education practice enhances and expands essential expertise, capabilities and capacity, and creates strategic value for both firms’ extensive portfolio of higher education clients.

“This acquisition represents the combination of two consulting firms who have earned ‘trusted advisor status’ with a national community of clients through years of thoughtful, high-value work. We are delighted to welcome the Anderson Strickler team into the MGT family,” said A. Trey Traviesa, Chairman and CEO of MGT Consulting Group. “The partnership affirms our commitment to our clients to offer the best strategic solutions and a broader platform of services wherever we do business.”

“The Anderson Strickler team is a great complement to MGT Consulting Group’s strong capabilities in the higher education field, and we are thrilled to advance their great work from the MGT platform,” said Traviesa.

 

Linda Anderson, Managing Principal for Anderson Strickler, LLC added, “We believe there is a logical and compelling reason to join MGT Consulting Group. Specifically, the industry is consolidating, with public sector clients needing trusted and seamless service offerings that lead to convincing high-value solutions. We are incredibly proud of this team’s achievements and excited to join forces with a market leader like MGT to expand our ability to create value for our clients.”

THE TALENT FACTOR

LINDA ANDERSON,
VICE PRESIDENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
With over 20 years of experience in campus housing consulting, Linda specializes in analyzing the market and financial feasibility of changes or additions to student housing systems. Linda not only personally conducts market analyses and other student housing evaluations, but also oversees and coordinates the work of the staff, providing support throughout the studies, reviewing final work product, and balancing workload to complete top-quality assignments on time. Linda is active in numerous higher-education organizations and was honored in 2009 as the recipient of ACUHO-I’s S. Earl Thompson Distinguished Service Award. Linda holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

GREGORY L. STRICKLER, P.E.,
CONSULTANT-IN-RESIDENCE
For 30 years, Greg has worked with higher education institutions providing critical third-party verification and unbiased recommendations to develop comprehensive plans for student housing. Greg guides the development of such housing plans and specializes in assisting in the selection of private development partners. His collaboration with architects has increased his knowledge of student housing modernization trends, and he incorporates what he has learned about what appeals to today’s students. Greg holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

ELLEN CONLEY ULF, DIRECTOR
Ellen has over 20 years of experience in campus housing planning and development. She specializes in market research, including focus groups, off-campus market analyses, peer analyses, and survey design. Ellen brings a unique perspective to the student housing assignments she leads because of her hands-on experience in campus housing as an administrator at Tulane University. During her tenure as Assistant Director of Housing at Tulane University, she opened new residence halls and developed innovative management systems, staff hiring and training procedures, and residence life programming for student apartment residents. Ellen attended Tulane University and the University of Maryland College Park.

MICHAEL OLIPHANT, DIRECTOR
Michael primarily focuses on the market and financial feasibility components of the projects. He has extensive experience developing financial models and enhancing market research and data collection methodologies. Prior experience managing institutional projects for a general contractor gives him a sound foundation for the “bricks and mortar” aspect of planning higher education facilities. Michael holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

 


ABOUT MGT CONSULTING GROUP
MGT Consulting Group was established in Florida in 1974, and has enjoyed a long and distinguished history. The MGT team consists of highly-experienced public sector professionals with expertise to provide solutions to the challenges faced by public sector leaders across America.

The firm operates from regional offices across the country and has conducted business in all 50 states as well as several foreign countries in over 8,500 client engagements. MGT has grown into a national consulting leader – focusing on PreK – 20 Education and Workforce, Municipal Financial Services, and Disparity and Equity Services – that truly understands how to impact the environments in which public sector organizations plan, organize, execute, and operate.

MGT Consulting Group provides high-quality, high-value consulting solutions that power the work of the public professional in order to advance the lives of the citizens they serve. The professionals at MGT work skillfully, efficiently, and objectively to create solutions that advance each client’s purpose and provide a powerful return on investment for clients and their stakeholders. MGT is a recognized brand that leverages its vast body of work, and the unique capability and character of its people, to grow as a focused, competitive, and trusted public sector consulting leader with compelling and consistent financial results. http://www.mgtconsulting.com

ABOUT ANDERSON STRICKLER
The principals of Anderson Strickler, LLC have been assisting colleges and universities make the most of their student housing investments for over 30 years. The firm adopted its present name, Anderson Strickler, LLC, in 1998 when its principals, Linda Anderson and Greg Strickler, took ownership of Education Real Estate Services, a subsidiary of Sallie Mae. Anderson Strickler specializes in student housing feasibility studies, comprehensive facility planning, and implementation strategies for educational institutions. Over time, the firm has gained valuable insight to the evolution of campus housing design, management, and ownership options, as well as the role student housing plays in prospective students’ selection of a higher education institution. The firm has successfully completed over 540 consulting assignments on over 300 campuses in 44 states, and is headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Michelle Davila
MGT Consulting Group
(850) 386-3191
mdavila@mgtconsulting.com
http://www.mgtconsulting.com/

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