Real Estate Development
For clients who wish to own their building but lack the experience or time to develop the facility themselves, CDS can provide the technical resources, experience, and financial structure to make the project a reality. We can wrap all of our services into one package to provide a client with a complete real estate project from concept to completion.
Site Evaluation And Analysis
Location, location, location. It is not just a cliche, it is the basis of a solid real estate deal. Where you locate your business can have a major impact on your success. Our experience and objective evaluation of the merits of each site provide an appraisal that balances the cost of the land and cost to improve the land so that each parcel is presented based upon the impact on the Financial Model.
Financial modeling of a project assists a client with defining the basic parameters and performance standards of a project and translating that information into land, building, parking and expansion requirements.
CDS will define estimated costs for land development, building shell and core construction and build-out cost including all finishes, fixtures, systems and equipment. The result is a baseline financial model to assist with corporate approvals, economic incentive negotiations, financing and land acquisition.
The success of any construction project is contingent upon the timely and coordinated performance of the owner, design team, builder, and construction manager. As Construction Manager, CDS’s role is to act as a temporary extension of the owner’s internal staff, working to coordinate and execute every phase of the project in accordance with the Owner’s decisions.
Furniture and Equipment Planning
A new office move can be exciting but can also
be very time consuming. Our experts can guide you through equipment and space planning, AV/ security/IT systems design, interior finish selections, furniture procurement, and delivery, tenant- improvement contracting, utility connections, packing, storage, move-in, and cleanup.
If you are not ready to jump into a full-blown construction project, CDS can provide discrete expert advice to assist you in your decision-making process. We can also be brought in to review a project that is underway but perhaps is in trouble. CDS consulting services provide our clients with this flexibility including access to our strategic consulting relationships.
Project Audit and Reconciliation
The complexities of construction can present unique challenges to reconciling a project’s costs. Even with clear lines of accountability, the overlapping responsibilities of the owner, architect, contractor, subcontractors, and suppliers can be difficult to manage. CDS’s independent audit services provide clients with the peace of mind that all costs charged to their construction project conform to the terms and conditions of the executed agreements.
Estimating and Cost Management
The goal of the CDS Cost Control System is to develop a platform that will accurately establish and track the budget and contingency against costs incurred and equally important, forecast costs to complete. The platform will include multiple cost centers within the project such as land development, shell building, general upfit, information services, equipment, furnishings, A/E fees, legal fees, relocation expenses, allowance, and changes. It will provide “real-time” reports in any number of formats required by the client.
CDS will assist the client in determining the requirements for occupancy, project phasing and duration. We will establish milestones and major events, including client decisions and approval activities, procurement timelines, construction milestones, fit-out, and handover. The schedule will be organized by responsibility, sequence, and duration and will provide real-time scheduling support to the client, the design team, and other project team members.