Project management services for commercial real estate developments

Mitigate risks and meet business goals

Projects are complex. Without the right expertise, management and processes in place myriad things can go wrong. Missing deadlines or exceeding budgets is not just an issue for the project team; it’s disruptive to your business and profits.

At Avison Young, we start every project with strong, expert leadership so our clients have a high level of confidence from the onset. Applying our deep experience and market knowledge, we help our clients define their business and project goals—from vision to completion. Then we employ proven processes to assemble the right vendors and consultants. We facilitate all communications and information flow to ensure that every discipline is aligned with the project goals. We initiate and manage the planning and execution process, oversee all resources, mitigate risks and manage changes on our clients’ behalf. This results in high-quality projects that are on time, within budget and meet our clients’ goals.

We help clients across a broad spectrum of needs. For occupiers, we assist in the evaluation of stay-in-place renewals, consolidations and restacks. We help with relocations to leased or purchased buildings. We also lead ground-up development projects. For investors, we help search and evaluate new investments and also service existing properties or portfolios.

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Our occupier services include:

  • Project initiation and setting of business objectives
  • Site selection comparison, zoning analysis and due diligence
  • Project budgeting from benchmarking
  • Schedule development and management
  • Lease analysis for base building improvements and work letter
  • Oversight of governmental and local approval processes and incentives
  • Consultation on selection and contract negotiation

Project implementation services

  • Develop process for and manage all communications and workflow
  • Oversee project planning, design and documentation
  • Estimate construction cost and monitor budget parameters
  • Identify and provide options to mitigate risk
  • Update and manage budget and schedule with detailed client reporting
  • Manage change orders and cost segregation
  • Oversee construction bidding, value engineering and coordination
  • Coordinate and oversee furniture, fixtures and equipment bidding
  • Handle move management, close out and space decommissioning

Sustainable practices and certifications

  • LEED accredited professionals
  • LEED experience for CI, NC, EB from certified to platinum

Our investor services include:

Base building services

  • Building evaluation and due diligence
  • Project budgeting and schedule development
  • Capital improvement services
  • Value engineering expertise
  • Detailed project administration and reporting
  • Sustainable practices and certifications

Development services

  • Site evaluation, zoning analysis and due diligence
  • Development of cost models during feasibility stage to enable financial decision making
  • Define ‘as of right’ development potential and coordinate site plan approval process
  • Provide development management services
  • Procure and manage all consultant/ vendor/contractor services

Leasing / tenant services

  • Marketing plans, work letter and building standards development
  • Tenant programming / planning management
  • TI budgeting and work letter development
  • Tenant project management services

Construction management

  • Project planning, oversight and budgeting
  • Value engineering expertise
  • Subcontractor qualification, bidding and contract management
  • Construction project management and supervision
  • Manage safety standards
  • Lien waivers, punch list and close out

For more information about our project, development and construction management services, please contact your local Avison Young office.

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