Services

DBI is unique in our offering of a full range of Project Management, Owner’s Representation, Development Management, Real Estate Advisory, and Surety Consulting services. Our approach is tailored to the specific needs of each project, but often includes some combination of the following services:

Development Management and Project Planning

DBI frequently comes in on the ground floor of a project to help our clients in defining their goals and expectations from technical, financial, and operational perspectives. We specialize in assessing the opportunities available in order to develop tangible, actionable, and sustainable solutions.

  • Real Estate Advisory

    Capital Project Feasibility Analysis
    Asset Performance Evaluations
    Property Highest and Best Use Analysis
    Market Analysis
    Due Diligence Reporting
    Test Fit Management
    Deal Analysis
    Term Sheet and Lease/Acquisition Negotiation Management
    Strategic Planning
    Team Assembly
    Process Management

  • Master Planning and Project Implementation Planning

    Program Analysis and Development
    Schedule Development
    Budget Development
    Prioritization List Development
    Project Implementation Planning
    Team Assembly
    Process Management

  • Capital Planning

    Capital Budget Development
    Operating Budget Development
    Funding Source (Public and Private) Strategy Development
    City, State and Federal Grant Management

  • Sustainability Planning

    Sustainability Plan Management
    LEED Plan Management
    Energy Reduction Plan Management
    Technical Team Assembly and Management
    City, State and Federal Grant Preparation and Processing

Preconstruction Management

Once a path forward is determined, DBI's multidisciplinary expertise informs our recommendations regarding project team procurement, establishment of key project targets, and management of all work via a rigorous tracking and reporting system. Our approach is built on a foundation of clear, concise communication. We put ourselves at the intersection of all information, acting as a resource to our clients to always ensure the project is progressing on budget, per the schedule, and according to the design ambitions.

  • Preconstruction Project Management

    Project Team Assembly
    Process Management
    Schedule Development and Management
    Budget Development and Management
    Design Coordination and Management
    Public Funds Procurement, Management and Reporting
    Historic and New Market Tax Credit Management
    Project Controls Management
    Cost Management
    Analysis of Alternates
    Public Agency Coordination
    Owner/End-User Coordination
    Owner Reporting
    Delivery Method Development
    GC/CM Bid Management and General Oversight

Construction Oversight

In order to best direct these plans to fruition, we lead regular project meetings, both with the client and with the full project team, and record all action items and decision milestones through detailed meeting minutes. Through this simple yet effective process, we are able to act as a resource both to our clients to ensure that any vital decisions are made quickly, efficiently, and accurately, and to the project team to ensure all members are tracking work towards both short-term action items and long-term goals. We strive to ensure our clients have all of the information necessary to be an active participant in all discussions and that optionality is presented before any action is a foregone conclusion.

  • Construction Project Management

    Project Team Assembly
    Process Management
    Schedule Management
    Budget Management
    Owner Reporting
    Compliance Monitoring
    Contract and Change Order Negotiations
    Estimating and Value Engineering Management
    RFI, Change Order, and Submittal Management
    Invoicing and Requisition Management
    Historic and New Market Tax Credit Management
    Public Funds Procurement, Management and Reporting
    Lender and Finance Requirement Management
    Cash Flow Management
    Owner/End-User Coordination
    Public Agency and Community Coordination
    Construction Oversight and Reporting
    Furniture, Fixture, Equipment, AV/IT Procurement Oversight
    Theatrical or Other Specialty Equipment and Package Procurement Oversight

Postconstruction Management

The core of our charge is fostering positive experiences for stakeholders. We ensure the project is completed on budget, on time, and according to design ambitions, enabling client programs to commence as planned. The final stages of a project are key to its success, as close coordination ensures building occupants are impacted as minimally as possible by construction and that public approvals are granted.

  • Construction Close-Out Management

    Punch List Development, Resolution Oversight, and Occupant Coordination
    Documents, Warranties, and Manuals Verification
    Commissioning, Testing, and Training Coordination
    Project Records Handover

  • Financial Close-Out Management

    Financial Record Management
    Lien Waiver Obtention
    Budget Reconciliation

  • Public Agency Close-Out Management

    Public Agency Inspection Oversight
    Sign-Off Coordination and Record Management

  • Occupancy Logistics Management

    Move Coordination
    System Training Coordination

Project Advisory

Due to our integrated experience overseeing all aspects of capital projects, we are often engaged to perform targeted assessments specific to certain project scope.

  • Surety Project Management

    Performance Bond Claim Consulting
    Payment Bond Claim Consulting
    Trigger Analysis
    Cost Assessment (Work in Place and Cost to Complete)
    Schedule Assessment (% Complete and Time to Complete)
    Exposure Assessment
    Market Condition Assessment
    Reprocurement Management
    Construction Oversight
    Closeout Oversight
    Document Management
    Reporting

  • Real Estate Advisory

    Capital Project Feasibility Analysis
    Asset Performance Evaluations
    Property Highest and Best Use Analysis
    Market Analysis
    Due Diligence Reporting
    Test Fit Management
    Deal Analysis
    Term Sheet and Lease/Acquisition Negotiation Management
    Strategic Planning
    Team Assembly
    Process Management

  • Construction Auditing

    Change Order Causation and Source Analysis
    Change Order Cost Assessment and Recovery Analysis

  • Sustainability Advisory Management

    Sustainability Plan Management
    LEED Plan Management
    Energy Reduction Plan Management
    Technical Team Assembly and Management