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

Surety Consulting

DBI provides guidance to sureties through every stage of a construction project, from pre-bond to post-default to litigation support, drawing on our extensive boots-on-the-ground experience in the industry. Called on to rescue projects at various stages of incompletion, DBI is uniquely positioned to provide independent, reliable advice and active management. Not only at the forefront of the project management field, DBI is also a national leader in property claim analysis to insurance clients. The diverse backgrounds of our team are combined with years of experience, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of all the factors involved in payment and performance claims. We amplify the surety’s in-house abilities to achieve the most effective and fair solutions across markets.

  • Pre-Bonding

    Bid Evaluation
    Budget Evaluation
    Cash-Flow Evaluation
    Schedule Evaluation

  • Pre-Default

    Exposure Evaluation
    Project Status Evaluation
    Completion Schedule Evaluation
    Completion Cost Evaluation
    Change Order Evaluation
    Default Avoidance Negotiations
    Recovery Strategy Development
    Contractor Cost System Evaluation
    Payment Bond Claims Assessment and Resolution
    Performance Bond Claims Assessment and Resolution
    Loss Prevention

  • Post-Default

    Exposure Evaluation
    Default and Termination Evaluation
    Re-Bid Management
    Settlement Negotiations
    Project Status Evaluation
    Completion Schedule Evaluation
    Completion Cost Evaluation
    Recovery Strategy Development
    Payment Bond Claims Assessment and Resolution
    Performance Bond Claims Assessment and Resolution
    Forensic Schedule Analysis
    Scope Delineation Analysis

  • Project Management

    Process Management
    Schedule Management
    Budget Management
    Reporting
    Compliance Monitoring
    Change Order Negotiations
    Value Engineering Management
    RFI, Change Order, and Submittal Management
    Invoicing and Requisition Management
    Public Agency Coordination
    Construction Oversight and Reporting
    Clerk of the Works

  • Litigation Support

    Expert Testimony
    Document Review
    Deposition Assistance
    Rebuttal Assistance
    Trial Exhibit Preparation

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.

  • 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

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