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Managing Partner

Bill Smith serves as the Managing Partner of Bainbridge Development Consulting Practice a development advisory firm created to provide Clients with strategic planning and management of design, development and construction for all types of projects worldwide. Bainbridge Development Consulting provides full-scope management services including master planning, feasibility, design, construction, cost management, scheduling, branding, marketing, permits, occupancy and project closeout.


Bill formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM MIRAGE Design Group responsible for managing the design and construction of CityCenter, a $9 billion mixed-use project located in Las Vegas, Nevada. CityCenter is an 18 million s.f. facility and includes a 4,004-room hotel, a 1,832-seat showroom, two luxury 400-room hotels, a major retail facility, 2,647 residential units, and parking for 16,800 cars. CityCenter was designed and developed in 60 months and opened to the public in December 2009.


Bill joined MGM MIRAGE Design Group in 1995 as Vice President responsible for the design and construction of Beau Rivage, a $735 million hotel/casino project located in Biloxi, Mississippi. Beau Rivage includes a 1,740-room hotel, 11 restaurants and bars, luxury retail, a 1,550-seat showroom and parking for 3,200 cars. Bill also managed the design and construction of the Spa Tower, a $435 million 928-room tower expansion to the Bellagio Hotel/Casino.


Prior to joining MGM MIRAGE Design Group, Bill served as a Partner with Rouse & Associates, responsible for the design and construction of Liberty Place, an $810 million mixed-use project in downtown Philadelphia. The project included two 60-story office buildings (Two Liberty Place served as the world headquarters for CIGNA Insurance), a luxury 290-room Ritz Carlton Hotel, a major retail center, and a 5-level underground parking facility.


Bill participated in two CityCenter case studies released by the Harvard Business School and served as a guest speaker at the Harvard Business School Workshop - Leading Complex Capital Projects. Bill’s new book “Creating CityCenter” has been released internationally by W.W. Norton & Company of New York City.


Bill is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and is a Registered Architect and Member of the American Institute of Architects.


Managing Partner

Nick Chini leads asset sourcing, underwriting, due diligence and strategic planning and administration for Bainbridge Investments. Mr. Chini also leads new acquisitions and limited partner financing, including endowments, institutions, and family offices. In addition to his role as the General Partner, Mr. Chini sits on the board of Bainbridge, where he was previously Managing Director, leading all aspects of the firm’s corporate consulting, capital advisory and private equity business groups. Mr. Chini co-founded the Capital Advisory practice in 2002, and now leads the Private Equity practice for Bainbridge. Over his career, Mr. Chini has executed over $2 billion in mergers, acquisitions, corporate operations and divestitures for over two hundred Fortune 1000 and private equity clients. Mr. Chini has conducted mid-stream and MLP qualified real estate asset acquisition, management, and dispositions for energy, infrastructure and real estate clients.


Industry Experience
Managing Principal of Bainbridge Private Equity Group
Former Managing Director of the Bainbridge Consulting, Capital Advisory, and Private Equity business groups
Executed over $2 billion in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for the Fortune 1000 and private equity groups
Conducted mid-stream and MLP qualified real estate intensive asset acquisition, management, and dispositions for energy, infrastructure and real estate clients
Developed proprietary parking, industrial and hospitality asset acquisition


Areas of Expertise
M&A: Divestitures, Acquisitions, Recapitalization, and Financial Valuation for Private Equity Funds & Fortune 1000 clients
Management Consulting: Strategic Planning, Competitive Market Analysis, Operations Improvement
Corporate Development: Energy and Mid-Stream Industry Sector


BS, Finance – Lehigh University
MBA – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

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