Jeff D. Baize

Jeff D. Baize is the Founder and CEO of Brookhurst Development Corporation, a national development and governmental advisory firm founded in 1996 that specializes in traditional and alternative delivery of public facilities and social infrastructure.

Having been involved with over half a billion dollars of successful P3 developments, Jeff is known as a foremost authority on the development, construction and financing of public facilities, including public-private partnerships (P3), DBFOM, lease-leaseback, and other forms of alternative delivery. He has written numerous articles and co-authored a number of books on the subject, including School Facilities Planning: A Guide to Laws and Procedures for Funding, Siting, Design and Construction (Solano Press) wherein he authored the section on public school development using private funding through lease-leaseback delivery. He has assisted the California Office of the Governor on P3 draft legislation and was requested to testify to the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance and the Assembly Committee on Local Government on P3 matters. He has provided project delivery advice to such state agencies as the California Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the State Allocation Board, the Administrative Office of the Courts, Legislative Counsel, the Judiciary to the Legislature and numerous municipalities. He has also been involved in new P3 legislation in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Washington DC. In addition, the California courts recognize Jeff as an expert on project delivery.

From 1996 through 1998, Brookhurst worked internationally including advising the Peoples Republic of China in Shanghai on recapitalization of several of their landmark assets as well as providing investment banking services to Japanese companies in the sale of their U.S. holdings. Prior to his international endeavors, Jeff was Vice President of Prudential Insurance Company overseeing the financing and equity investment transactions for Prudential’s $9 billion dollar Western U.S. real estate portfolio.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Architecture and MBA degrees, both conferred at the University of Texas where he was also a faculty member teaching courses in project development and finance. He has also conducted university studies in urban development at Oxford, England. He is a Registered Municipal Advisor with the SEC, an Assoc. Member of the American Institute of Architects, a licensed California real estate broker, a Certified Review Appraiser, and Founder and President of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), a national association of real estate acquisition, development and finance professionals. He is currently Chairman of the Public-Private Partnership Committee of the Western Council of Construction Consumers.


Oxford University, England: Studies in Urban Development
University of Texas, Austin: MBA
University of Texas, Austin: Bachelor of Architecture

Memberships, Affiliations and Community Involvement:

Chairman, PPP Committee – Western Council of Construction Consumers
Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities Exchange Commission
American Institute of Architects, Assoc. AIA
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Member of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing
Founder and President of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC)
Faculty at University of Texas teaching courses in Real Estate Project Finance
Master’s Thesis: “Valuation Adjustment to Atypically Financed Real Estate Developments” – now part of the University of Texas library collection.
Co-author of two books on real estate, including School Facilities Planning: A Guide to Laws and Procedures for Funding, Siting, Design and Construction
Editorial Board Member of the National Association of Review Appraisers and Registered Mortgage Underwriters Journal
Raised close to half a million dollars for underprivileged children education charities

Keynote Speaker/Presenter at the Following Conferences and Seminars:

Western Council of Construction Consumers, Conference Chair – CA
AIA Large Firm Practices Committee – Los Angeles, CA
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – Oakland, CA
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Saint Mary’s University, Graduate Public Policy Program – San Antonio, TX
University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
University of Texas – Austin, TX
Northern California Carpenter’s Union Conference, Oakland, CA
CBRE National Investment Conference – Los Angeles, CA
National Appraisal Foundation – Los Angeles, CA
Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) – Seattle, WA
Mortgage Banker’s Association – San Diego, CA
California Assembly Committee for Local Government – Sacramento, CA
City Economic Development Keynote Speaker – Peoria, AZ
Swinerton Builders National Executive Conference – Bastrop, TX
University Health System – San Antonio, TX
Board of Education – Albuquerque, NM
Board of Education – Washington, DC
Counsel to the Judiciary – Sacramento, CA
Senate Committee on Governance & Finance – California State Capitol

* Mr. Jeff Baize is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board as a Municipal Advisor Representative and thereby can provide advice to local and state governments on municipal finance products allowed by the Securities and Exchange Commission Act of 1934 as amended in Section 975 of the Dodd-Frank Act.