UCF – Florida’s second largest university – was in need of expansion to address the needs of a growing student body on their campus in Orlando and engaged KUD to develop “Uptown UCF,” a complex of student housing, retail, parking structures and a new Convocation Center / Sports Arena. KUD provided a unique solution, including an innovative financing plan that allowed UCF to utilize off-balance sheet financing, while retaining control over the ownership of the new facilities. KUD developed a creative financing structure that utilized revenues from much needed on-campus student housing and retail to support the debt for the new Convocation Center.
“KUD International brought a dynamic team to our project, one that continually addressed our needs and accomplished what was thought by many to be the impossible. KUD’s ability to create innovative solutions to dynamic problems was clearly one of the core reasons for our project’s success.”
— William Merck, Vice President, Administration & Finance, Universityof Central Florida