Project Management

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Property renovation or expansion can be an exciting opportunity to modernize a dated facility and create demand, decrease costs and improve a property’s appeal. But for many building owners and tenants, managing a large-scale project can be onerous at best.

Our multi-disciplinary team is composed of seasoned professionals with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction, facilities planning, building commissioning, operations and financial management. We advocate on your behalf to ensure your project is completed on time and within budget.
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Project Management

Developing and implementing strategies to effectively organize, evaluate, lead and execute significant capital programs is a complex undertaking requiring experienced leadership and ability. Our team of planning and advisory services experts work as an extension of your staff to help align your facility assets with your organization’s mission and goals.

Our experts provide a variety of services including consulting on the establishment capital program processes and systems, conducting comprehensive assessment of your facilities-related needs and creating short and long-term programs implementing change. We work as part of your team to provide facilities conditions assessments, space modernization planning, space quantification and utilization analysis and building programming.

Developing a new project is an immensely exciting opportunity to produce a valuable asset, communicate a company’s culture and take part in a creative endeavor. However, the degree of design and construction management experience required to effectively develop a new project can be overwhelming for many businesses. Our team of development management professionals works with you to guide your project from inception through construction and closeout.

The development management process begins with our team of specialists building a comprehensive understanding of your needs in order to provide the best recommendations to meet your goals. We offer guidance through every phase of the process, including feasibility studies, project team coordination and management of the pre-development, pre-construction and construction processes — all tailored to your specific project to help achieve your development goals on time and under budget.

Constructing or renovating a new facility is a significant responsibility requiring a wide range of specialized knowledge. We work as an extension of your team, providing unbiased representation, advocacy and knowledge for your team, allowing you to focus on your business. Our project and program management specialists combine expertise in architecture, engineering, sustainability, construction, facilities planning, operations and financial management to support every aspect of your distinct needs from start to finish. From new building construction and complex renovations to tenant improvements and major system replacements, we will guide you through each project phase.

Our commissioning and energy experts help you achieve real and significant energy and cost savings while delivering optimal environments for living, learning, working, and healing. Our team of engineers, controls experts and sustainability professionals, includes national leaders and industry authorities in this specialized field. We provide a unique dual perspective that sets us apart from other service providers—having both the technical expertise to evaluate and critique systems design and the operational knowledge to maximize systems and equipment performance—this ensures our solutions deliver optimal results and deliver real savings.

Colliers Commissioning and Energy Services include:

  • Building Commissioning

    Confirming that a new building or system operates according to plan boosts owner satisfaction, prevents unnecessary operating costs and reduces negative impacts on the environment. Our team of commissioning and energy experts provide an objective and technical focus throughout the commissioning process, identifying and correcting potential exposures.
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning

    Building enclosure systems have become increasingly complicated and critical. Advanced manufacturing techniques, materials and adhesives have enabled the construction of enclosures previously deemed impossible. At the same time, a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and high-performance HVAC systems has created new system demands. Our building enclosure specialists include certified thermographers with decades of experience in the detailing, performance and construction practices/installation of building enclosures.
  • Continuous Building Optimization

    By partnering with Colliers, we can deliver added value to your energy management and commissioning engagements through data-driven technology. Our analytics software solution translates data from your building and energy systems into actionable intelligence about operational inefficiencies, equipment failures and opportunities for energy savings. Beyond analytics, this technology’s diagnostic feature allows you to pinpoint problem causes and prioritize issues based on cost, severity and indoor environmental quality impact.
  • Retro-Commissioning & Energy

    As utility costs continue to rise, retro-commissioning allows owners to ease the strain on budgets by lowering energy consumption and operating expenses. Our team possesses the necessary expertise to help you develop operating and maintenance practices for existing equipment and systems to sustain these benefits.

    In addition, we can partner with you to develop a holistic energy management plan and implement new methods of equipment operation. Our approach to energy services is firmly grounded with industry established practices such as ASHRAE’s Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, the ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for Energy Management and the Association of Energy Engineer’s handbook and personnel certifications. Benefits of implementing energy best practices with Colliers include sourcing at improved prices, reduced consumption and enhanced maintenance to extend the useful life of equipment.
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Top questions about Project Management services
Here are the top questions you might have about the project management process.

Our Project Management experts will provide you with a wide range of services, including design team selection and management, document review, construction delivery management, quality assurance, risk management and financial controls. 
If your needs include tenant acquisition, lease negotiations or building operations, you might be interested in exploring our other services and specializations, such as Tenant Representation services or Real Estate Management Services.

We approach each project in phases depending on the scale. Our team of professionals oversees each phase, including:  
  • Pre-design phase, during which our team will help establish a budget and schedule and select a design team. 
  • Design phase, during which we help your team develop, modify, review and approve plans for the building or property and obtain necessary approvals. 
  • Bid phase, during which we help you select the right construction team to meet your needs. 
  • Construction phase, during which we help you complete construction of your project on time and on budget.
  • Occupancy phase, during which we help you to make a seamless transition to the new space, commission the mechanical systems and close out the project.

In addition to reducing costs and increasing the overall value of a property, energy and sustainability projects can offer significant cost savings while delivering optimal environments for living, learning, working and healing. Your business can strengthen its brand through sustainability and wellness-focused classifications, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and the WELL Building Standard™. And as these standards become increasingly significant and widespread, constructing or renovating a property in line with these standards can minimize future renovation requirements. 

Many of our project managers are LEED® Accredited Professionals with experience implementing sustainable building practices that reduce energy consumption, minimize service calls and retain tenants. Our real estate, project management and sustainability experts will work with you every step of the way, taking a hands-on approach through each phase of the process.

Short-term projects are important but without a long-term plan, property owners often fall into a cycle of repairing and maintaining facilities as the need arises, an approach that prohibits careful scheduling and budgeting. 

We can help you employ a strategic plan that puts the power back in your hands by offering a comprehensive assessment of your facilities needs and a program for prioritizing and implementing improvements. Strategic planning takes your present and future needs into account, offering multiple paths to achieving your goals as well as a thorough financial assessment of options.

Large-scale construction projects can be intensely demanding, and many organizations simply lack the resources to devote adequate attention to this process. Our project management team offers the professional staff you require with the requisite experience, attention to detail and availability to help ensure success.
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