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“Kevin Kelley and Andrea Austin were outstanding – pro sports facility deals are complex and tough to negotiate, and they were on top of every nuance. Their deep understanding of the issues and how to navigate both the public sector’s priorities and market realities in pro sports helped us achieve a huge win for Seattle baseball fans and the broader community. I would want them on my team every time.”

Executive Director, Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District (PFD) and Owner of T-Mobile Field

Overview

Andrea focuses her practice on public-private partnerships and infrastructure development.

She has experience assisting public and private sector clients in P3 infrastructure development projects, property and portfolio acquisitions, and financing transactions for acquisitions and development projects on behalf of developers, owners, portfolio managers and financial institutions. Skillfully managing cross-functional project teams to advance her clients’ objectives is one of Andrea’s singular strengths.  

Andrea’s work in the P3 sector includes projects ranging from the Kansas City Airport terminal modernization program to student housing, and from major league sports facilities to regional broadband and wastewater projects, as well as extensive previous work on the federal Military Housing Privatization Initiative. Andrea’s prior experience in the federal real property sector includes supporting a project team driving a NASA facility’s re-use of a decommissioned naval air station, analyzing changes to the federal courthouse construction program and supporting EPA’s Superfund program and other environmental initiatives.  

Andrea has supported both private and public sector clients in various stages of infrastructure development projects, including supporting a Western states high speed rail project and coordinating development of a $12 billion horizontal infrastructure plan on behalf of the RTC of Southern Nevada.

Andrea’s background in commercial real estate investing gives her particular insight into understanding market dynamics and critical deal points. Her prior investing experience includes analyzing and underwriting over $1.5 billion in debt and equity financing of high profile commercial real estate transactions. 

“Kevin Kelley and Andrea Austin were outstanding – pro sports facility deals are complex and tough to negotiate, and they were on top of every nuance. Their deep understanding of the issues and how to navigate both the public sector’s priorities and market realities in pro sports helped us achieve a huge win for Seattle baseball fans and the broader community. I would want them on my team every time.”

Executive Director, Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District (PFD) and Owner of T-Mobile Field


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Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • magna cum laude
  • M.G.A., University of Pennsylvania
    • Sweeney Scholar
  • B.A., Stanford University
    • Organizational Behavior
    • with distinction

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
Case Studies
Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District

Seattle’s publicly-owned major league baseball ballpark, completed in 1999, had been home to the Seattle Mariners for 20 years – and the team’s original lease was about to expire. The Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District (or PFD), the ballpark’s owner, turned to Husch Blackwell for assistance in striking a new agreement with the team.