Tuesday October 20th - October Luncheon - Redefining Research Park: A discussion on the University of Utah's new master plan

09 September 2020 Published in Upcoming Events

Redefining Research Park:  A discussion on the University’s new master plan. Join CREW Utah as we talk with Jonathon Bates, CPM, Executive Director of the University of Utah Real Estate Administration to learn about the unique development plans, the growth potential and creative innovation!

Presenter: Jonathan  Bates, CPM, Executive Director University of Utah Real Estate Administration
Moderator: Josh Caldwell, Business Development, Mortenson Construction

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event



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Jonathon Bates is the Executive Director for Real Estate Administration for the University of Utah with responsibility for the development of strategic initiatives to manage the University's real estate transactions.  With responsibility for supporting the academic institution, as well as the University Health system, Jonathon is actively involved in leading real estate transactional work including management of a lease portfolio representing over 1.5 million square feet and close to $35M in annual obligations.  Additionally, Jonathon oversees a property management and operations team that currently manages sixteen properties totaling over one million square feet of office, lab and clinical space.  Jonathon also acts as director for the University of Utah Research Park and has goals to update the Park's Master Plan, Mobility Plan and Architectural Guide with a focus towards further development, densification and, most importantly, increasing the financial contribution that the Park continues to make for the University of Utah and the State of Utah.  The University of Utah Research Park encompasses 320 acres and is currently home to over 51 private companies and 81 University entities totaling over 14,000 employees located in over 4 million square feet of space with another 400,000 square feet under construction or in final design.  Jonathon has an Executive MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.