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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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360 principals see growth by joining with HOK

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

HOK’s purchase of 360 Architecture is another example of the thinning ranks of stand-alone companies in sports facility development, as smaller firms sell to larger entities to expand business and form an exit strategy for senior leadership. ...

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