Real estate today is all about creating the best experience possible. Companies and individuals alike want authenticity, diversity, connectivity, amenities, convenience, accessibility, and technology-enabled space.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services group not only helps our clients make the right real estate decisions, but executes and delivers the results they need to be productive and successful. It is not as simple as saying, “on time and on budget.” It is about providing an interdisciplinary team delivering innovative facility solutions in complex environments.
PROJECT & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Development Management and Advisory
Cushman & Wakefield recognizes that every ground-up development or build-to-suit assignment is unique in both setting and objectives. Our team of experts provide Development Management and Advisory services that begin with the client’s objectives and goals in mind and end with a successful built environment that exceeds all expectations.
Tenant Project Management
For tenant-related projects, Cushman & Wakefield’s Project Manager will be your advocate and advisor, ensuring your vision and culture are realized while protecting your interests throughout the project. Our Project Manager is charged with coordinating work letters and related lease provisions, managing construction costs, communicating base building definitions, ensuring schedules and commencement dates are met, and identifying landlord obligations and commitments during design and construction.
Institutional / Investor Services
With an Owner’s Perspective, Cushman & Wakefield incorporates our proprietary methodology for institutional investors, developers and owners of real estate. Our team provides advisory services and project implementation following Property Due Diligence, Infrastructure Analysis, Capital Planning, and Asset Evaluation.
Providing comprehensive program management for multi-market clients and global occupiers, Cushman & Wakefield ensures capital planning and execution are implemented through a methodology of strategic planning, workplace re-engineering, construction management, and relocation management.
Multi-Market Program Management
Cushman & Wakefield’s Portfolio Services Center tailors program management solutions across multiple locations with the needs of our client in mind through the execution of design, due diligence, and project management. Our solutions provide a consistent built environment, whether for a new location, for a renovation or to implement a brand re-design, across a widely-distributed portfolio.
How Can We Help?
Strategic planning and consultation
Our Project Management team will prepare an analysis of pertinent issues to define costs, schedules, and a transition strategy if required. The result is reduced operating expenses and personnel costs, increased efficiency and productivity, and operational flexibility.
For tenant improvements, our Project Manager will be your advocate and advisor, charged with coordinating work letters and related lease provisions, managing construction costs, communicating base building definitions, ensuring schedules and commencement dates are met, and identifying landlord obligations and commitments during design and construction.
We will oversee every step of your construction project, including site review, organization and logistics, reporting, design and construction management, change orders, submittal process, project cost management, quality assurance, performance measurement, and billing administration.
We will help you identify goals for the space and then develop all required construction documents and detailed written specifications for all building systems and components. Our team will create and oversee schedules, budgets, and contracting so that your space is built according to plan—on time and within budget.
Our structured project management methodology of organizing, managing, and coordinating the movement of people, equipment, contents, and furnishings between or within physical facilities ensures minimal disruptions to operations. We assume responsibility for the entire process, from coordinating budgets and schedules and managing change communications, right down to the physical move.
By integrating projects into transactions we draw upon all relevant expertise throughout our organization to analyze a real estate opportunity and to deliver a holistic solution that encompasses all characteristics of a client's space occupancy.
Using our proprietary change management model, we will diagnose challenges, such as employee resistance, and create a customized plan to transition employees through the change process.
Capital planning and execution
From single projects to global portfolios, capital planning and execution are implemented through a methodology of strategic planning, workplace re-engineering, construction management, and relocation management.
Informed site selection
The early integration of project management into site selection helps qualify potential locations while troubleshooting potential issues before they cause expense or delay.
C&W is a leader in environmental/sustainable design and property management. Partnership with our clients has resulted in millions of LEED certified squared feet and several buildings registered and in progress globally.
Adding Value – the Advantages of Our Approach
Optimal service coverage
Our regional project management structure provides optimal coverage to our clients. Through our market-leading global network you will have access to resources, actionable intelligence, and opportunities to grow your portfolio in North America, AsiaPac, EMEA, and Latin America. Within each region we have strategically placed project managers in offices that enable us to provide maximum coverage with the least amount of travel.
C&W’s Project Management professionals deliver value through rigorous cost management and value engineering, adherence to project schedules, assurance of quality, risk mitigation, and economies of scale through leveraged procurement.
We offer a seamless and complete advisory service, involving our market-leading account management team as well as our research and corporate finance teams. This means our clients are the best-advised investors in the market.
Experience and Resources
For more than 50 years, C&W has provided project management and development expertise for several hundred million square feet of commercial office development, corporate headquarters, financial centers, high technology, hospitality, government, and educational facilities around the world. A significant strength is our program management capability for portfolio-based project implementation.
Our professionals come from architectural firms, engineering companies and construction organizations and have an excellent understanding of those competencies that are invaluable in their role as Project Manager. Major corporations that have benefited from C&W’s project management service include Nokia, Wachovia, Bank of America, Citigroup, Sears, Kemper Insurance, Entergy, Nestle Inc., IBM, ThyssenKrupp, and Alcatel-Lucent. We are structured to address both dedicated and variable resource requirements.