A rendering of the alumni, conference center and hotel project at Florida International University. A rendering of the alumni, conference center and hotel project at Florida International University.

MIAMI—The Florida International University Board of Governors has given a green light to a public-private partnership that will develop a new hotel, an alumni center and a new conference center on its main campus here on Tamiami Trail.

The FIU Board approved a P3 last week with by Concord Benchmark LLC. The $66-million project will include a 150-room hotel, a 13,700-square-foot alumni center and approximately 33,000 square feet of meeting space. Concord Benchmark consists of Virginia-based Concord Eastridge and Benchmark Management Co., according to a published report in the Miami Herald.

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John Jordan

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