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What COVID-19 Means For Real Estate’s Education Sector


From smaller class sizes to health and safety measures, here's what to expect.

As the most unusual school year in modern history comes to a close, educators are contemplating what the future (and even next semester) will look like.

The good news for parents across the country, who have been homeschooling while juggling work, is that schools and real estate are not going anywhere. But there is no doubt that education post-COVID will look different.

Last week, Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa said he’s “75 percent confident” that there will be a return to classes in the fall, with a combination of blended learning between at-home and on-campus. Many other North Texas school districts, private schools, and universities are considering the same.

So, what does this mean for the real estate side of education?

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Will Haynes

Managing Director


Will Haynes, II is a Managing Director in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International in its Office Occupier Services Group. Will also leads the North Texas Education Services Practice Group.

Will focuses on advising clients on all aspects of their real estate needs with a primary concentration on Educational and Corporate organizations.

He has gained considerable knowledge, experience, and expertise in the education real estate market by performing multiple sales and lease transactions for K-12 and post-secondary institutions.

Will’s various assignments include consulting and strategic planning, lease negotiations; portfolio management; acquisition, and disposition of real estate.

Prior to joining Colliers International in 2016, Will was a Vice President at Emmitt Smith Realty Partners in Dallas. He began his career in the banking industry and transitioned to real estate in 2009, where he specialized in acquisitions and dispositions of multi-family properties in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Will is a graduate of Manhattan College in New York, where he played NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

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