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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.
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.
Open Your Restaurant Under $200K
If you don’t have to build a kitchen from scratch, a budget of $200k can go a long way to cover upgrades to the dining area, equipment purchases, and Building Department and Health Department fees.
How to Title 24
The inspiration behind Title 24 is for good, but the stringent requirements are costing owners on average $3-6 more per sqft upfront.