What We Do

Our Services

Development Services Group offers comprehensive and integrated support services for all aspects of real estate development and management.

Our team approaches projects from every angle and makes every effort to deliver the highest possible quality product by the owner’s scheduled date. Our dedicated team of seasoned professionals across varying areas of expertise allows us to manage each phase of development from start to finish.

Design and Development

DSG provides design supervision to deliver accurate contract documents for horizontal and vertical construction management. We meticulously coordinate the efforts of owners, managers, architects, contractors and regulatory agencies in order to meet their needs and requirements, stay on schedule, maintain quality standards, minimize costly mistakes and complete projects within budget.

Through our experience, we have found the approval process moves much more smoothly when government representatives and the people they serve are engaged in the planning effort. Throughout the design and development phase, DSG regularly involves representatives of various governmental jurisdictions to monitor the project to accelerate and streamline the permitting and inspection processes.

Project Management

With several parties involved in any given project, it’s easy for tasks to derail. DSG represents owners to keep projects on track and ensure owners’ needs are met and well communicated among other involved parties. Our project management services include:

  • Vendor, contractor and consultant procurement
  • Scheduling
  • Budget development and cost control
  • Value engineering analysis
  • Loan draw and payment
  • Contract and purchase order control for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)
  • Design and construction team meetings and responsibility allocation

As project managers, DSG will coordinate all moving parts to maintain efficiency and clear understanding through each phase of a project.

Strategic Planning and Market Research

No project is undertaken without a complete development strategy put in place. DSG considers all influences from market demand to topography to government jurisdiction when developing a successful project. Our team starts by building a strong team of experienced professionals for each discipline, including owner representatives, developers, architects, engineers, environmental consultants and economic feasibility consultants.

Next, we develop an economic model that determines the financial and budget parameters and then test the sensitivity of various operating assumptions and financing applications to optimize the financial performance and feasibility. Our research and planning efforts determine the best approach to achieve a successful and sustainable property for the long term.

Third-Party Services

DSG offers at-risk development services under certain circumstances. Through appropriately structured transactions, DSG deploys capital from its own sources and develops a real estate asset for a third-party owner, such as a real estate investment trust, real estate fund or public company. Our team will deliver at a specific price and specific time. This arrangement minimizes development or construction risk and avoids the potential drag on earnings from ongoing construction.

Risk Management

DSG initiates a detailed budget exercise at the beginning of the development process to effectively reduce risk. The budgeting process accounts for reasonable contingencies to offset potential market changes and construction delays. Fixed-price and guaranteed maximum-price contracts are bid and/or negotiated on major construction or development components to minimize cost overrun potential. It is DSG’s practice to fully bond the majority of development projects.

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