Permitting a New Development/Shell Building

We’ve talked a lot about Tenant Improvement (TI) permits, but not much has been said in terms of permitting a ground-up construction project or “core and shell.” If you’re not familiar with this industry-specific term, it refers to a base building with minimal fixtures that allows tenants to build it out to better fit their needs. Developers will build core and shell buildings for shopping centers, office spaces, restaurants, retail stores, and more. Let’s talk about what goes into permitting a core and shell building. Demolition Permits When removing an existing building prior to constructing a core and shell, a …
Aug 13, 2018 By admin

Vetting A Building Permit Expeditor

Vetting A Building Permit Expeditor Opening commercial establishments requires building permits and in this article I will cover some items you need to properly vet a building permit expeditor before you handover plans. The key logistical details you need to cover when vetting a building permit expeditor are: regional expertise, how they manage rechecks, and how they cover pricing. Some folks look only at expertise and, while important, this is a mistake. Rechecks and pricing can dismantle a project’s building permits, and good building permit expeditors will be able to give a good answer. Regional Expertise Regional expertise means knowing …

Apr 23, 2017 By admin

What You Need to Know about Pop Up Retail Permits

What You Need to Know about Pop Up Retail Permits With buzz words like experience and innovation being thrown out in our industry, it seems only natural  the next step of evolution in the commercial development space is using pop up retail concepts to our advantage which means we need to talk about pop up retail permits. Pouring into the history of pop up concepts results in holiday markets, tree lightings, art walks and exhibits, and now retail. Pop up retail used to mean something was going terribly wrong in a shopping center, however now it is trendy…as long as …

Jan 3, 2017 By admin

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