Our leadership, industry knowledge, process expertise and standardized control systems deliver solutions to tough challenges with the goal of completing the project on time and on-budget. While our clients gain great benefits from soliciting all of our services, we can tailor our services based on a client’s individual needs.
We specialize in project, construction, and development management. We provide the leadership to manage the entitlement, design, and construction processes with efficient, disciplined procedures. Our experienced personnel offers a level of specialized technical expertise few project management firms can equal. In addition, CM&D’s experts are extremely proficient in mediating construction disputes, which expedites the schedule and minimizes delays and cost over-runs.
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Design management has become the most important component of the CM&D project management delivery system. At each major juncture in the design process we conduct a team-oriented critical review of the project documents. This assures that what is being created by the design team is constructable within the established budget, consistent with the owner’s intent, and free of design conflicts. The team is able to uncover potential problems and through value engineering strategies, resolve critical issues, thereby avoiding hidden costs and lengthy delays.
At the front end, CM&D can provide developers and capital market clients invaluable assistance through realistic project feasibility assessment, development strategy, and planning. The CM&D support staff prepares entitlement assessments, budgets, cash flows, and schedules for in-depth project analysis and evaluation.
Thorough planning, and accountable leadership, we offer vital pre-construction services to get the project off the ground. Our team of experts prepare critical path schedules, detailed budgets, cash flow projections, and identify long lead items. The bottom line? CM&D insures that the anticipated project goals become reality.
Program management is a partnership with the Owner and CM&D that stimulates effective, cost-efficient and superior project delivery. Acting as an extension of ownership, the Program Manager protects the clients in all areas of project implementation from planning and design, through procurement and construction and into operations and maintenance. Services provided by our Program Management team:
- Risk Management Analysis
- Determination of Goals and Objectives
- Needs Assessment and Concept Formation
- Program Development with Scope of Work Definition
- Site Analysis, and Feasibility Studies Coordination
- Cost Estimating and Management
- Preliminary Budgeting
- Milestone Scheduling and Critical Path Management
Employing state-of-the-art software (including Primavera SureTrak, Microsoft Project, and Prolog), we monitor and track all project activities, generate detailed budget and cash flow reports, Gantt timeline charts, PERT organization charts, task and resource allocation assignments, and schedules. Project costs and schedules are constantly backchecked against the anchor budget and schedule for strict adherence. CM&D manages the entire project schedule from concept to punchlist via a proactively imposed project scheduling system.
The key to good project accounting is not only knowing what you have spent-to-date, but also knowing what you have committed to and what potential risks lurk downstream. CM&D generates detailed job cost reports, rolling cash flow reports, and monthly project audits to ensure efficient use of ownership cash flow and to minimize capital interest costs. Thorough construction loan disbursement analysis and control insures that all documentation is in hand and proper backup is complete prior to funds being released.
CM&D provides landowners, developers, investors, and their brokers assistance in securing the following:
- Joint venture arrangements
- Equity investments
- Pre-development loans
- Mezzanine loans
- Construction loans
- Takeout loans
- Mortgage facilities
Because of CM&D’s extensive experience in the development industry and its many years of service to the capital markets, we have a unique understanding of the information and performance thresholds the capital markets need to see in order to justify a debt or equity investment into a project. We are ideally suited and positioned to assist our clients and their loan brokers in establishing workable, effective debt and equity strategies. Services include the following:
- Financial modeling and budgeting
- Creation of the package to request debt and equity
- Strategies as to sourcing appropriate lenders and equity investors
- Total project budgeting and cash flow analysis
- Assistance in introducing probable lenders and equity investors
- Assistance in creating strategic financial structures
Successful project financing is dependent on many factors beyond that of the tired old adage of “Location, Location, and Location”. In today’s world, sophisticated capital market lenders and investors review and judge things such as:
- Background and experience of the developer
- Financial capacity of the developer and partners
- Overall development plan
- Overall execution plan
- Financial model
- Development team (breadth, quality, and experience)
- Sales, leasing, and marketing plan