David Álvarez, former executive director of the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership Authority, has been named a principal consultant in the strategic consulting group of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization.
In his new position, Álvarez will support existing and future projects as a key technical and commercial advisor taking a lead in execution of major PPPs and other advisory assignments.
While at the P3 Authority, the first centralized P3 government agency in the U.S., Álvarez was responsible for implementing P3 legislation in Puerto Rico and conducted the initial and full development of the PRPPA.
He led the development of the largest and first design-build-maintain project for public schools in Puerto Rico, known as Schools for the 21st Century, and managed the process that led to the financial close of the long-term concession of toll roads PR-22 and PR-5. He also managed the successful process securing a long-term lease of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Privatization Pilot Program.
Previously, Álvarez served as a senior advisor and special aide to the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico president’s office. He also served as deputy director of consulting services at Santander Securities and adjunct vice president for Santander Puerto Rico.
Álvarez received a master of science degree in urban and regional planning from Florida State University and a bachelor of arts in economics and international affairs from West Virginia University.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions.
The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development projects. Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure services business operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.