Developer Solutions

Developer Solutions

Real Estate Development is a multi-faceted, complex and challenging process that brings the development vision to life. IPS provides proven solutions thru the entire program and construction process – from entitlement processing & pre-construction through project delivery and operations. Our services make projects more efficient, controlling costs, schedules, and work scope without compromising quality. Our capabilities combine our expertise and experience in planning, engineering, and management with our experience from inception to completion including :

 

OWNER’S REPRESENTATION

With over 30 years of combined experience in construction, architecture, development and operations the Owner’s Representation services we provide are unmatched in the industry. As your representative, our approach includes entitlement processing, minimizing overall risks by controlling design and construction costs, minimizing project delivery time by executing a carefully prescribed methodology of applying our experience to achieve the defined objectives. Our approach allows the team to continue to build on good decisions without having to backtrack thereby reducing change orders, schedule impacts and additional carrying costs.

 

PRE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Multifaceted construction projects have complex challenges that require successful team integration. Building the right team to manage your project is crucial to your success. IPS has the proven ability and expertise to manage the most complex projects. We manage the entitlement process which is the keystone for project viability. We manage the conceptual stage of design identifying issues and resolve conflicts before they become problems using established procedures and processes that consistently yield excellent results. We focus on the big picture, establishing priorities and coordinating activities and participants to ensure that your projects are delivered safely, on time, and within budget.

 

ACCESSIBILITY REVIEWS AND OBSERVATIONS

One of the biggest long term exposures a developer has on a project are accessibility issues due to Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) enforcement by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The exposure to accessibility litigation has no statute of repose/statutes of limitation nor can the exposure be transferred in a sale. IPS provides risk mitigation services including: Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) plan reviews, American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) reviews, as well as jurisdictional requirement reviews that minimize the risks associated with non-conformance. We also provide observation services during construction to ensure the project is meeting compliance and provide documentation that demonstrates such. This documentation is also used upon disposition of the asset minimizing exposure to price reductions associated with non-compliance. Our experience in this area minimizes exposure from litigation, minimizes change orders and delays from non-compliant plans or construction and provides the developer peace of mind knowing the exposure has been mitigated.

 

 

CONSTRUCTABILITY AND COORDINATION REVIEWS

IPS provides constructability & coordination reviews which are a crucial opportunity to mitigate exposure to change orders, litigation and schedule impacts that decrease profitability. IPS applies its 30+ years of experience to deliver a written report & redlines to the design team identifying areas of improvement prior to releasing to the GC.   This process minimizes change orders and schedule impacts while the project is being constructed and thereby increases profitability and investor satisfaction.

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COST & SCHEDULE SERVICES

Our cost & schedule management processes actively control all project phases, giving project participants a clear picture thru the process allowing team members to make timely, informed decisions. In addition, integrating cost and schedule data from each project identifies potential interference's with, impacts to, or competition for limited resources, often before program/project milestones are impacted.

 

CONSTRUCTION OBSERVATION SERVICES

IPS provides construction observations services where we execute the risk mitigation plan established in the previous phases. IPS reviews required submittals and provides appropriate responses, reviews schedule presented by GC and provides construction observation at regular intervals during construction to ensure compliance with the plans and building standards. Once construction is completed IPS will request the required closeout documents and conduct a thorough review when provided. Upon acceptance of the close out documents IPS provides approval for the release of the final payment.

 

PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENTS

IPS has over 30 years of experience derived from the practice of architectural design and engineering coupled with construction oversight and operational expertise. The resultant due diligence services provides a detailed, defensible opinion of the asset with both short and long-term considerations, while helping you form a disposition strategy. Our multidisciplinary teams are well suited to uncover deferred maintenance issues and defects that cannot always be identified by a generalist assessment or brief walk-through. Buildings are not standardized, so neither is our approach to scoping the services you may desire. Call us today and let us help prepare a scope of services for your specific needs.