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Construction Existentialism: Why Must it Cost So Much (for So Little)?
The common perception among buyers embarking on a construction project is: “Why does it cost so much more than I expected?” If you’ve asked yourself this, whether or not you were star-gazing at the time, you’re not alone in the universe.
What even is pre-construction, and why do you need it? Let’s break it down.
Construction Costs in a Tenant’s Market
The best outcome for owners in a tenant’s market is the most even-handed negotiation possible, resulting in a win-win deal for everyone involved. This can be achieved with a collaborative analysis of improvement costs early in a negotiation.
So how do you do that?
San Diego Commercial Properties Expo Recap
Its’s too late to qualify for the raffle now, but if you missed us at the booth, you can still get in on our first rate offerings!
If You Build It They Will Come: The Social Media Wall
No business can be solely concerned with the effect its design choices have on just occupants anymore, because today, their occupants will blast out to the rest of the world with geotagged posts about their experience there… or not.
Who’s On Your Pre-Construction Team?
The architects, engineers, interior designers and draftsmen on your pre-construction team are the visionaries that should be introduced to the design of your space with as many building elements known as possible.
Evaluating Hidden Costs on Your Commercial Property
Drawing on our team’s experience, here are some of the least obvious but most prevalent examples of hidden costs of commercial property acquisition.
Engaging a General Contractor During Due Diligence (And the First 5 Things to Assess)
The conventional assumption is that it’s too premature to invite a DBGC (design build general contractor) to collaborate on the front end of commercial property evaluation, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The TI Permit Process: Avoiding Scope Creep
When your plans are not clearly communicating field conditions and your construction needs, additional work that’s unnecessary can still be required through permitting.