Owner’s Representatives in Real Estate Development
In order to develop real estate it may seem as simple has hiring a Realtor to acquire the site and Architect and a General Contractor to get the project built. The truth is that in order to successfully complete a project many more team players and aspects are involved.
The following team players are needed in order to just get the project to permit.
Planning Consultants project entitlement through the governmental agencies.
- Zoning and Land Use Attorneys
- Permit Processors and Expeditors
Structural Engineer to design and engineer the structure.
Civil Engineer to design site utilities, earthworks, roads and hardscapes.
Geotechnical Engineer to perform soil tests on the property to ensure sturdiness for the foundation and structural load
MEP Engineer to design and engineer the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems;
Interior Designer to design and specify the finishes of the project so they are saleable;
Landscape Architect to design the outdoor hardscape and landscape
Acoustical Consultant to make sure the sound transmissions coming into the condominiums are code compliant
Lighting Consultant to design and specify lighting fixtures for each room and area of the project.
Waterproofing/Roofing Consultant to design and spec water infiltration prevention, materials and systems to avoid potential liability.
Elevator Consultant to design the elevator system
Building Insurance Inspection Consultant because the insurance provider requires them for condominium work; and since this project is in a neighborhood that is trying to lobby for lower density, he even needs a
Political / Community Outreach Consultant to deal with opposition of the local contingent.
An owner’s representative is responsible for the coordination of the team to get the project designed and built to the owner’s requirements and expectations.
This gets us to permit now what?