Why Pre-Submittal Reviews Help Us Stay Proactive

When we are introduced to a large-scale project such as a shopping center or a high-rise building, we know it’s time to conduct some serious due diligence. If you’re not familiar with this term, it means that we are getting a comprehensive understanding of the project and its permitting and entitlement requirements. We conduct a ton of research on the jurisdiction, zoning district, applicable municipal departments, and more. Throughout this process, we often find that it’s extremely beneficial to review the schematic design with municipal departments to determine what requirements may be triggered by the scope of work. We call …

Aug 27, 2018 By admin

Retail Permit Expediting Services: 5 Considerations on Shopping Centers

Many retail permit expediting services can kick out tenant improvements quickly, but what about shopping centers? Landlords need to be able to offer preferred permitting services to their tenants as many brands are tightening the reigns on how they choose locations and landlords. As the preferred retail permit expediting services for shopping centers and malls nationwide, I’d like to throw my 2 cents in on the matter. I will point out 5 considerations you should take when looking at shopping centers.

Jan 31, 2018 By admin

What Should a Permit Expediter Bring to the Table?

A Permit Expediter is a trained professional that advises clients throughout the permitting process to keep construction projects on schedule and within budget.  Because the process of getting a construction project permitted can be difficult, especially in certain jurisdictions, we recommend hiring an experienced permit expediting firm. What should this firm bring to the table? Local Expertise: A good Permit Expediter should offer local expertise, knowing the process of a region inside-and-out. They should have a Rolodex of local contacts with whom they can contact for important questions and inquiries. Additionally, they should be aware of specific codes that could affect …

Oct 3, 2017 By admin

Vetting A Building Permit Expediter

Vetting A Building Permit Expediter Opening commercial establishments require building permits. In this article, I will cover some items you need to properly vet a building permit expediter before you handover plans. The key logistical details you need to cover when vetting a building permit expediter 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 expediters will be able to give a good answer. Regional Expertise Regional expertise means knowing how …

Apr 23, 2017 By admin