If you’ve been reading the APS blog, then you know that we feel strongly about the merits of making your design decisions in collaboration with your builder, as early in your commercial construction process as possible, to get a head start on value-engineering your project.
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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.
Drawing on our team’s experience, here are some of the least obvious but most prevalent examples of hidden costs of commercial property acquisition.
When your plans are not clearly communicating field conditions and your construction needs, additional work that’s unnecessary can still be required through permitting.
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.
Humans need natural light, and we need it every day. It’s one of the only ways we get our Vitamin D, and it promotes the production of serotonin and endorphins (feel-good hormones).
The inspiration behind Title 24 is for good, but the stringent requirements are costing owners on average $3-6 more per sqft upfront.
You’ve qualified (congrats!) and signed onto a franchise, and have identified your new space, so now what?
Maybe you’ve heard about the latest changes in the requirement for accessible restroom signage – that geometric shape on the door should be blank. No man, no woman, no other! Where it gets confusing: there is no requirement for providing gender pictograms or the international symbol of accessibility on the geometric symbols of the door…
There is not always an advocate for the lessee in the lease negotiation process. Hiring a design build general contractor to help guide you can save tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.