How a Developer’s Perspective Can Benefit a Consulting Firm

By September 30, 2015 Engineering News

Greg Guglielmo

An article by DiPrete Vice President Greg Guglielmo was recently featured in New England Real Estate Journal. He discusses how consulting firms can find value in a developer’s perspective. He points out the importance of varied backgrounds and skill sets when it comes to construction, mentioning Joe Penney, a new member of DiPrete, who brings expertise from both the engineering and development side of the industry.

“When team members’ backgrounds are complementary, moving a project from conception to design to implementation can be much more efficient,” Guglielmo wrote. ”It is important for any firm to hire a team that understands all perspectives of the industry.”

During the final stages of permitting, negotiating conditions can be the difference between making or breaking a deal. The request to lose parking, reduce the square footage of a sign, shift a building over, or limit hours of operation can have severe repercussions to the viability of the project and the deals already in place.

“A well-rounded firm can create a win-win for everyone,” writes Guglielmo.

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