Is 2017 the Year for Portland? A Permit Expediter’s Prediction

Is 2017 the Year for Portland? A Permit Expediter’s Predictions Every year by December I’m asked for a permit expediter’s predictions for the following year, and most often I end up with a question. This year I’m scratching my head and asking if 2017 is the year Portland’s commercial developments build up? In the previous three years we’ve seen San Francisco, Seattle, and Miami take off and compete with developments in metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, New York, and D.C. These cities will always be booming with growth, recession not withstanding, but what’s exciting are the newcomers. I may not …

Nov 28, 2016 By admin

4 Reasons to be Thankful for Your Permit Expediting Solution

4 Reasons to be Thankful for Your Permit Expediting Solution This Thanksgiving Holiday try not think about work or projects, but if you must then you probably have 4 reasons to be thankful for your permit expediting solution this year. Improving Your Bottom Line: Getting the right permit expediting solution improves your bottom line by negotiating fees for you. We help you save money so that you go into your first quarter of business already in the black. Get excited this Black Friday that your project is in the black. Reducing Project Timelines: In line with reducing fees to save …

Nov 21, 2016 By admin

How are Entitlement Services Different than Permit Expeditor Solutions?

How are Entitlement Services Different than Permit Expeditor Solutions? Most clients of Permit Advisors know the difference between entitlement services and permit expeditor solutions in a general sense, however, when it comes down to some of the finer points things can get a little nuanced. In this article I will separate the key differences between entitlement services and permit expeditor solutions.  The essential differences in entitlements and permitting boil down to three key differences: interfacing with elected officials, timelines, and price tag. Elected Officials The biggest difference between entitlements and permit expediter solutions is who you interface with in order …

Nov 14, 2016 By admin

Permit Expediting Financial Perspectives: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

Permit Expediting Financial Perspectives: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape There are times some of our client choose not to use us due to financial reasons, and although they usually decide to bring us on anyway, the need to explain permit expediting financial perspectives is apparent. Recently, an article by Kevin Choquette of Fident Capital, outlined the impacts the slow-down in construction lending is having and sourced reasons for the slow down. Choquette cited the basic reasons for the slow-down in lending for construction as: Basel III, Dodd Frank, and the Consumer Protection Agency (Choquette, Kevin. “Slow for Construction.” Western Real Estate …

Oct 24, 2016 By admin