Transition FAQ

  1. What is the core focus of Hayat Brown?
    Hayat Brown has traditionally been an engineering firm, focused on public infrastructure projects. With the addition of Alvarez & Marsal’s former P3 practice, Hayat Brown will now provide technical and financial expertise to public and private institutions involved in the planning, construction, and operation of civil and social infrastructure projects, as well as commercial real estate development, particularly in urban areas.  The firm will bring a unique combination of engineering technical expertise, public-private partnership (P3) and real estate advisory expertise to provide governments and educational institutions comprehensive solutions to complex real estate, capital improvement, and economic development endeavors.  Hayat Brown’s engineering and advisory expertise covers the full lifecycle of capital improvement and economic development projects — from concept through operations.

  2. What is the reason behind this transition

    The A&M P3 Advisory team have been leaders in the unique P3 space where social infrastructure meets commercial real estate and economic development.  The team was presented with an exciting opportunity to join Hayat Brown and broaden this impressive woman- and minority-owned infrastructure engineering consulting firm into a national advisory firm.  Hayat Brown and the A&M P3 Advisory team share a commitment to helping institutions transform urban communities and A&M was delighted to support the team in this endeavor.  

  3. What synergies and benefits does this transition provide?
    • One-stop shop that can provide owners with advisory and technical support throughout the full lifecycle of a project.
    • Providing the upfront financial and transaction analysis and support to infrastructure projects that connects with the technical engineering support provided by Hayat Brown during design, pre-construction, and construction on behalf of the owners
    • Supporting owners throughout the full lifecycle of an infrastructure development project
    • Leveraging Hayat Brown’s technical platform to provide integrated/comprehensive services to our clients
    • Promoting the importance of social infrastructure in advancing equity
    • Formulating and helping execute asset management and monetization strategies to owners
  4. Does Hayat Brown have any unique certifications or designations?

    As a minority- and woman-owned firm, Hayat Brown holds a number of municipal and federal certifications, including:

    • 8(a) Small Business
    • District of Columbia Certified Business Enterprise
    • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
    • City of Baltimore (M/WBE)
    • Prince Georges County MBE
    • Maryland Department of Transportation M/W/DBE
    • Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC)
  5. Will you still be exclusively working with public and non-profit entities?

    Our primary focus will continue to be supporting institutional and government owners.

  6. Will you stop offering certain services? If so, which ones?

    Neither Hayat Brown Engineering nor Hayat Brown P3 Advisory will eliminate any service offerings.

  7. Are you still interested in partnering with other A&E firms?

    Yes, Hayat Brown has a long history of teaming with engineering and A&E firms and values our relationships with those who operate in the infrastructure and P3 space, work in targeted geographic areas, and have relationships with asset owners. We believe strongly that complex projects require strong advisory and technical services to succeed. We will continue to partner with technical and all other firms that will enable our team to serve project owners in the analysis and execution of complex projects.

  8. Will Hayat Brown have the resources to expand project teams if needed?

    Since the entire A&M P3 team is shifting to Hayat Brown, we will be able to offer the same dedicated resources to future projects.  Should additional expertise and resources be required, Hayat Brown will leverage its long-standing relationship with A&M and other teaming partners as needed.