Business View Magazine September 2018

154 155 oper, sometimes with construction or operating partners and sometimes without, are engaged early to bring the project to fruition in a way that continues to drive efficient, creative, technical and financial solutions. Budden notes, “In Canada, there were agencies set up to advise on P3 infrastructure solutions. Infrastructure Ontario and Partnerships BC, in particular, have done an excellent job of bring- ing a large number of P3 projects successfully to market. It would be great if similar agencies could evolve in the States but this is difficult because the U.S. is so diverse, geographically and political- ly. In the absence of dedicated agencies, what we PREFERRED VENDORS n Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Fasken is a trusted advisor to Plenary Group on many of its preeminent North American projects. Fasken’s Infrastructure & PPP Group is at the fore- front of infrastructure and PPP development and finance in North America. We have a proven track record of successfully closing complex projects in North America, acting for project developers, consortia, constructors, underwriters, lenders and procuring authorities. n Marsh & McLennan Companies n WZMH Architects PLENARY GROUP NORTH AMERICA really need is strong representation on the public side – a champion–who wants to advance the project; some- body with the ability to understand what is involved in a public-private partnership, and with an openness to sit down and work out exactly how it should best proceed. As more governments explore P3 delivery and as we see a growing number of successful P3 procurements, we expect the model will continue to gain traction in the U.S. and we’re excited to be part of that evolution.”