Sandy Apgar is a senior adviser at CSIS where he focuses on defense infrastructure, military housing and real estate, base closures, and public-private partnerships. He served as assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment and led the clearance of a $7 billion maintenance backlog as well as the design and launch of a $20 billion program to privatize 86,000 homes and restructure 70,000 historic properties. He was an intelligence officer in Germany during the Cold War.
He has advised leaders of over 200 companies, institutions, and governments in 13 countries on some 600 projects. He was a partner of McKinsey, where he built the firm's presence in Saudi Arabia; a partner and director of BCG, where he established the Infrastructure and Real Estate practice; and founder of his own firm, where he served major U.S. and UK companies, advised on megaprojects in Europe, Japan, and the Middle East, and patented a corporate real estate system. He is a BENS adviser, a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute. He has served on the Defense Business Board; was a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center; taught at Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, and Yale; edited two books; and authored some 150 publications, including articles for the Harvard Business Review. He is the only two-time recipient of the James Felt Award for Creative Counseling.
Mr. Apgar holds a B.A. in sociology from Dartmouth College, where he was a distinguished military graduate of Army ROTC; and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was executive editor of the MBA magazine.