RCB is committed to becoming engaged as early on in a project as possible. Thorough preconstruction involvement is the cornerstone to a collaborative, streamlined project that is delivered on time and within budget. Our preconstruction services include cost estimating, value engineering/value management, constructability analysis, site use and improvement consultation, material selection, identification of long-lead items, subcontractor recommendations, and building and special permit assistance.
Through use of our effective planning tools and strong team leadership, we take the unpredictability out of the ever-changing entitlement process. Our development background and long-standing relationships with numerous municipalities allow us to meet and exceed our clients’ needs to both understand and navigate this process.
RCB’s unique design-build approach relies on teams of architectural, engineering, real estate, construction, and property management professionals to devise the best solutions for our clients. This collaboration allows us to customize projects to meet clients’ needs on time and within budget. Decisions are made in real time, working with clients from the beginning, and simultaneously offering design, constructability, and pricing options.
The design-build approach allows us to effectively use “fast-tracking” to compress overall schedules and reduce 20-30% of the time required by the traditional process. We provide a guaranteed price in the very early phases of design, allowing clients to make early, accurate, and educated decisions from the very beginning of the process.
As our clients’ main source of contact throughout a project, RCB is devoted to providing the highest level of project supervision and communication. By utilizing our industry expertise, similar project experience, understanding of existing market conditions, and our relationships, we are able to streamline every stage of the construction process while presenting owners with direct benefits and business resources.
Our team excels in getting involved early on in the process, adding input and ideas, and asking appropriate questions in order to get a clear understanding of the intent of the project. This allows us to utilize all resources and efficiently work with a project’s subcontractors to guarantee that the entire team is building with the owner’s perspective at the forefront of our work. Throughout the entirety of construction, we provide an uncompromised commitment to teamwork, ingenuity, predictability, and knowledge.
Comprehensive management throughout every stage of a project ensures expectations of quality, time, and cost are met. The RCB integrated team approach results in high-quality, distinctive, efficient environments designed and built to exceed the needs of our clients. Our systematic project oversight allows us to manage the overall goals of the owner while still comprehensively monitoring the ongoing details. Under the direction of our project leaders, all aspects of the project are integrated seamlessly to ensure an end product that we are all proud to put our names on.
Through use of our comprehensive industry knowledge, we are able to offer owners the most inclusive level of representation. This includes identifying appropriate debt sources and facilitating agreements for project financing, working with appraisers to ensure effective valuations, facilitating and managing each owner’s risks and managing the necessary property assessments, advising and managing the leasing process, developing all project financial modeling and projections, and working with the appropriate municipalities to lead the necessary government approvals and entitlements.
We will work with each client to program your overall needs with the architect to quantify the scope and size of the project and create effective land utilization. We will also direct the land planning process and solicit RFP’s on behalf of the client for all necessary consultant services. With our construction management expertise, we are able to directly assist in the building conceptualization and planning process to certify that the project meets the owner’s overall goals and is delivered in an efficient manner.
Site and Land Planning
At RCB, we are committed to coordinating public approval processes required by municipalities for rezoning, planning, and site development. We also will negotiate with each municipality for incentives and inducements and manage the entitlement budgets and all required fees. Our market knowledge and relationships ensure that this is an efficient and all-encompassing process for our clients.
Through our sophisticated proforma models, we will perform a thorough financial analysis and pair this with our knowledge of current market conditions to establish realistic project budgets and returns. If requested, our team will also be able to assist in submitting loan requests and evaluating loan commitments for construction and permanent loans.
We manage and coordinate project consultants with conceptual design (design including space programming, preliminary site planning, floor plans and building elevations, and civil, structural, mechanical and electrical systems) and construction documents (including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and interiors drawings). This allows for greater team collaboration and project consistency to guarantee that our clients receive an end product that exceeds even the highest standards.
Asset and Property Management
RCB has an entire team committed to asset and property management. They offer full-service leasing, accounting, marketing, asset and property management services. Within these services, they work with clients to develop appropriate ownership strategies to meet investment goals, analyze market conditions and data, manage the leasing process, oversee property budgets and reporting, and work to manage investments to capitalize on the greatest return for owners.