Margrave Strategies is an embedded consultancy that works alongside institutional leadership and in collaboration with stakeholders to execute placemaking and economic development strategies at major anchor institutions across the State of Maryland.
One of the firm’s principal clients is the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, where Ken Ulman, President of Margrave Strategies, serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Economic Development. Ulman also serves as President of the Terrapin Development Company, LLC, an entity co-owned by the University of Maryland.
A prime example of our embedded work comes from Ken Ulman’s role as Chief Strategy Officer for Economic Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. Beyond serving as an advisor, Ken is a member of the Cabinet of President Dr. Wallace Loh, and is responsible for executing the Greater College Park initiative, a program that is focused on creating dynamic academic spaces, transforming the Baltimore Avenue corridor into a vibrant, downtown community, and creating a robust public-private research enterprise. Through this role, Margrave Strategies has unique insight into the University System of Maryland. In addition to our partnership with UMD, Margrave has also been retained for similar work on behalf of Towson University, Salisbury University Foundation, and Bowie State University.
Margrave Strategies leverage’s our deep relationships with stakeholders across the state to help our diverse portfolio of clients execute their strategic plans, enhance their profile, and drive opportunities to fulfill their core mission and objectives.
Greater College Park links dynamic academic buildings, a public-private research hub and vibrant downtown community. Over 30 projects, including The Hotel at the University of Maryland, four new academic buildings and new downtown amenities, are under way.
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The Discovery District is a epicenter of academic, research and economic achievement. The District is strengthening existing research partnerships, retaining a pipeline of talent locally and offer more experiences for residents, faculty, staff and students.
The Discovery District is also the home to Capital One’s Tech Incubator, an Adobe Research Lab, data management company Immuta, as well as Startup UMD, a suite of UMD offices dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
Bill led the City’s fight to keep the Preakness and Pimlico during his time at the Baltimore Development Corporation. After joining Margrave, the Mayor hired Bill to serve as the lead negotiator on the Pimlico Redevelopment Project. He was one of the three chief architects of the deal that is currently being considered by the Maryland General Assembly. The end result will give the city 50 acres of developable land around the track.