Project Development Services provides construction and portfolio oversight services including management, capital planning, and execution. Project types include office buildings, commercial spaces, retail spaces, industrial and distribution centres, and build-to-suits.
Our extensive project management expertise creates quality buildings and tenant spaces that meet any business requirements.
We work with investors and tenants to ensure cost effective execution of capital plans. You may be considering any of the following:
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.
Cushman & Wakefield will manage your industrial, retail, and office build-to-suit projects. We will tailor them to your employee and operational requirements.
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.
Cushman & Wakefield is a leader in environmental/sustainable design and property management. The energy performance of properties is coming under greater scrutiny from tenants and investors and C&W actively seek via structured energy management to develop solutions benefitting all parties.
How We Can Help
Strategic planning and consultation
Our Project Development Services 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 trusted 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 invoicing 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.
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, Asia Pacific, 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.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Project Development Services 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, Cushman & Wakefield has provided project development expertise for several hundred million square metres of commercial office development, corporate headquarters, financial centres, 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 Cushman & Wakefield’s project development 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.