Projects are, by definition, unique and limited in their duration—they are not part of an organization’s routine operations. Whether it’s a new construction, renovation, or relocation, real estate projects likely fall outside the scope of your company’s regular, day-to-day business. Dedicated, third-party project management can help ensure your real estate project is completed on time and within your budget. And because your team is then free to focus on your core work, hiring a project manager is much more efficient than a DIY approach.
Turning Your Real Estate Goals into Reality
Real estate projects are complex with many moving parts that can often feel overwhelming. The project manager helps to select and manage all vendors, from designers, engineers, and general contractor to the IT, audio visual, and food service suppliers. To keep this large and diverse team on track, the project manager will develop, communicate, and manage all project timing and action plans. Successful results require field-tested processes and vigilant project implementation standards.
While each client and engagement is unique, commercial architecture and interiors projects typically involve the following:
- Strategic analysis: establishing the needs, goals, priorities, and business objectives of the project
- Planning: selecting vendors, negotiating contracts, developing timelines, and determining budgets
- Site assessment and selection: identifying the right site for your business and working with the broker to negotiate the lease or purchase
- Design: coordinating the work of the architects, engineers, furniture, equipment, and systems vendors
- Pre-construction: shepherding the project through the complex labyrinth of municipal and safety approvals
- Construction administration: serving as the owner’s eyes and ears to oversee all phases of construction, budgets, documentation, punchlist, and contract compliance
- Move in: commissioning the space, organizing the physical relocation, managing IT and furniture installation, and guiding communications with the staff
- Closeout: ensuring all project documents—plans, warranties, invoices, contract records, lien wavers, etc.—are delivered to you in an organized fashion
- Day 2: assessing the results of the project and planning future projects in alignment with company strategy
Throughout each of these phases, your project manager will serve as your advocate and representative—your single point of contact and accountability—throughout the
project lifecycle, working to ensure your best interests.
PlanForce Group’s architecture and design experts have decades of experience, allowing us to anticipate project hurdles and proactively address challenges, before they become problems. At every stage of the project, we listen to your business needs and goals to ensure the final results will add value to your organization.
At PlanForce, we use proven project management expertise to transform your business objectives into code-compliant, functional reality—on time and within budget. Let’s get started on your project today.