Project management

A case study

Davis & Associates Interior Photo
Davis & Associates Interior Photo
Davis & Associates Interior Photo

Project Manager, Owner’s Representative (Rep), or Construction Manager are all terms used to describe a person or company that works on behalf of clients to execute their commercial real estate relocation or renovation.

The benefits of hiring a Project Manager are:

  • Local Market Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Time

Coordinating and hiring vendors (Architect, General Contractor, Furniture, AV, IT, Security, and Movers) is time-consuming.  A Project Manager will assure the process is completed with less risk, surprises, and cost.

“We were fortunate to have the engagement of the Forte project management team throughout the entire process, their knowledge was valuable in turning over our project on budget and with limited impact to the schedule.  They were a key asset to the success of our project.”

Shawn Meyer

Davis & Associates

Our Responsibility as Your Commercial Real Estate Project Manager

Forte’s project management team obtains competitive quotes for all vendors and qualify the quotes to verify the best value is received for each scope of services.  We handle the time-consuming part of the process and coordinate multiple vendors to reduce taking time away from your staff’s primary job responsibilities.

Forte recently completed a project for Davis & Associates in Eagan, MN.  Davis & Associates represents the world’s top lighting and controls manufacturers.  Forte interviewed against other firms and was selected as their Real Estate Advisor and Project Manager.  Davis & Associates moved from an older single-story flex building to an office building closer to the airport.  Our team assisted Davis & Associates through the entire process of leasing, architect selection, tenant improvement renovations, bidding, and procurement of miscellaneous vendors (AV, IT, Security, Furniture, and Movers).  We were also able to find a building that provided needed loading dock accessible storage space for Davis & Associates lighting samples and inventory.  Forte delivered a 13,000 square foot Class A+ office suite, with a golf simulator and entertainment area.

Davis & Associates
Davis & Associates
Davis & Associates

What Sets Forte Apart

We are continually searching for ways to add value to our clients.  During the tours of potential suites, we found a company that needed to dispose of their excess furniture inventory.  As part of our Project Management scope of services, we were able to negotiate and procure workstations for the cost of moving.  This saved Davis & Associates 60-70% versus the cost of new furniture.  Davis & Associates was also able to take advantage of the work from home environment and moved out of their current building in February 2022. They moved into their new suite in June 2022, saving them significant lease costs that were applied to improvements.

What sets Forte apart from other real estate and project management firms is creating an experience for our clients that is based on trust and integrity, establishing the foundation for long-term partnerships.

Wally Tufvander
Written By:

Wally Tufvander

Vice President | Project Management

952-525-3341

Wally.Tufvander@ForteREP.com

 

 

 

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