Promoting Innovation In

Higher Ed Facilities

The Higher Ed Facilities Forum (HEFF) is a community for facilities leaders at the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Our Experiences

We produce the following experiences to provide the facilities community with year-round access to cutting-edge content and networking:

MasterMind series

Carefully Curated Virtual Roundtables for Candid Sharing of Ideas & Best Practices.

Higher Ed Facilities Forum

Our Signature In-Person Event.
Nov 7-9, 2021 – Palm Beach, FL 


A Virtual Event for Higher Ed Facilities Leaders: Adapting to the New Normal 


The HEFF Blog

  • 4 Ways Facilities Leaders Can Impact the Future of Higher Ed

    When thinking of the college experience, one might envision dorms full of coeds, large lecture halls, and picturesque campuses. And each of these elements fall within the purview of the facilities department. As institutions of higher education continue to think of their future, the utilization of space has taken on…

    The New Leadership Role of Facilities Officers

    Gordian has released their annual “State of Facilities in Higher Education” report for 2021 and, as you may expect, things have changed a lot since their last edition. “On some level, the entire world is different as of March 2020,” said Pete Zuraw, VP of Market Strategy and Development at…

    5 Steps to a Strategic Capital Plan Framework

    As the landscape of higher ed continues to be reshaped, the goal of a COVID-era capital plan should be to ensure short-term decisions for survival don’t hamper the long-term mission and vision of the institution. With priorities destabilized and resources limited, nimbleness and cost-effectiveness will be paramount. Even absent the…

What HEFF Live looks like

Currently on-hiatus…but will be back better + stronger in 2021! ????

“This is the only national conference that I attend. You pick great locations, but that is not why I come. The content and delivery would get me to go to any site.”

–Assistant Vice President of Operations, UChicago

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HEFF is a collaborative community for senior real estate and facilities leaders from the nation’s top colleges and universities.