Brailsford & Dunlavey, a firm tied to sports facility development, has formed B&D Venues as a separate division to focus on sports projects.
As the recession shrank parts of sports development over the past five years, Brailsford & Dunlavey continued to expand its business in other sectors to a point where it now has 100 employees working in seven offices around the country, said Chris Dunlavey, the company’s president and co-owner. As the sports industry has bounced back with an uptick in development, Dunlavey and co-owner and CEO Paul Brailsford felt the need to affix a brand and identity to their sports expertise.
The new group has eight people dedicated to sports led by Dunlavey and Bill Mykins, a company vice president. Mykins, an architect by trade, has worked at Brailsford & Dunlavey since 2006. Mykins’ work experience includes Coors Field,
In addition, Jason Thompson, a regional vice president in Detroit, runs B&D Venues’ minor league baseball program with expertise in financing.
Jim Bailey, former executive vice president of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, has worked as a senior consultant for Brailsford & Dunlavey in San Diego, and he will continue serving in that role with B&D Venues.