Jay Lenhardt

Mr. Lenhardt is a Principal with CSL and specializes in providing market and financial advisory services to the sports and entertainment industry. A 28-year industry veteran, Mr. Lenhardt brings experience on over 800 sports and entertainment projects while providing a focused, individualized approach to each client.

Mr. Lenhardt has broad-based industry expertise, including but not limited to providing the following services: marketing studies, feasibility studies, premium seating studies, financial projections, economic and fiscal impact modeling, evaluation of project funding alternatives, operational assessments, fan experience research, customer satisfaction research, valuation analysis and other services. The depth and breadth of Mr. Lenhardt’s experience includes facilities such as arenas, stadiums, ballparks, sports complexes, motor speedways, amphitheaters, convention centers, conference centers and other similar facilities. Mr. Lenhardt’s clients have included numerous municipalities, universities, professional and minor league sports teams, facility management companies, sports authorities, private investment groups and others.

Mr. Lenhardt has served as a speaker at a number of industry forums including conferences for the National Association of College Directors of Athletics, the Association of Luxury Suite Directors and the Society for College and University Planning. Mr. Lenhardt’s work has been quoted in publications such as Forbes Magazine and Stadia Magazine. Prior to joining CSL, Mr. Lenhardt was a Senior Consultant in the sports consulting practice at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.