Why You’ll Love Your Permit Expediter
You may or may not be entirely sold on getting a permit expeditor, but hear me out and listen to the top reasons you’ll love a permit expeditor. I can’t vouch for all permit expeditors, but I can speak for Permit Advisors Inc and our team of project managers. Here are 5 reasons to love us:
- Your Permit Expeditor Pre-Screens Your Plans
The difference between a courier and a permit expeditor is the knowledge and expertise required to push a project through a particular jurisdiction. This means they understand codes, structural calculation requirements, and even page sizes preferred by the city. They’ll understand nuances that are particular to that jurisdiction needed to be reflected on the plans. Additionally, they can find things before the city does and go back to the architect to fix. This saves on time and money in the long run. You might think we’re being nit-picky but we’re having your back!
When we were talking about pre-screening project plans for preferences and nuances by the city you probably scratched your head and asked, “How do they know everything?” It’s because they have established relationships with city officials and see them almost daily. When you work with someone so much you learn the way they prefer to communicate, what makes them laugh, and how they like projects to be completed. We’ve seen our project managers have such healthy relationships with city officials that they have personal cell phone numbers! This translates into efficient work for you when you have a project that needs to get seen right away.
- Project Management
Permit expediters are more than just well-connected couriers, we are project managers with deep knowledge of sometimes complicated processes within a specified jurisdiction to provide a solution. A good permit expediter really adds value after the submittal when they are pushing the timeline, negotiating requirements and code interpretations during plan checks, and expertly avoiding landmines that could cost you both time and money. We’ve talked about why you should never hire a permit service, and I feel the need to reiterate that point here: don’t hire a service that charges per action, hire a solution that thinks outside-of-the-box. They work processes but keep the goal in clear site: get the approval. The difference here is the difference between working a process and executing one.
- Construction Costs
A good permit expediter understands more than just the niche they operate in and appreciates the sizeable construction costs that have been begged and borrowed in order to get the project into existence. With this appreciation and knowledge, they work to reduce time and fees so you can be ahead of schedule and use your budget effectively. This means advising you on things like materials, height requirements, giving you examples of equipment that has been approved in the jurisdiction before and being your pocket expert with the city. In other words, a good permit expediter understands your bottom line and will avoid upselling you because they plan to execute the project correctly from the beginning.
A permit expediter looks at estimated plan check timelines and says themselves, “I can do better.” There’s something innate in a good permit expediter that pushes them to beat the status quo. We are agents of change in the development world and represent your vision. We aren’t miracle workers but, we never settle for ordinary. If we did something amazing yesterday the goal is to be even more amazing tomorrow. Permit expediters push to the cutting edge for clients every single day.
About us: Permit Advisors Inc is a nationwide permit expediting, entitlement, and consulting firm based out of Beverly Hills, CA. We have established relationships with municipalities nation-wide and implement time as well as cost-saving strategies to efficiently complete projects. We provide a project management team to ensure every aspect of the project is given specific attention while maintaining open communication between the jurisdiction, consultants, and our clients. We serve retailers, architects, landlords, tenant coordinators, contractors, and franchisees nationwide in the hotel, retail, restaurant, mixed-use, multifamily, entertainment, grocery, and logistical plant development industries. Contact us today for a consultation at www.permitadvisors.com.