ADVOCATE - Residential Construction Advisors

Services

Pre-Purchase Advisory

  • Site visit with Advocate professional, real estate agents, and Owners
  • Rapidly establish scope of Owner's proposed improvements
  • Promptly provide guidance and advice regarding the feasibility of proposed improvements
  • Establish initial budget with ranges of values based on proposed improvements
  • Coordinate with Owner regarding expected timelines of proposed improvements
  • Coordinate with architect(s) and contractor(s) as necessary to address Owner's objectives

Team Assembly

  • Coordinate team efforts to achieve the Owner's vision
  • Meet with Owner to establish a desired schedule, quality, and budget
  • Lead the assembly of the project team (architects, contractors, vendors, engineers, and others) based on the Owner's goals
  • Review team's contracts and negotiate acceptable terms

General Contractor Competitive Bidding Process

  • Contact general contractors to familiarize them with the process
  • Coordinate introductory meetings between general contractors and Owner
  • Submit bidding guidelines and forms to the three-to-five general contractors selected by Owner
  • Address any general contractor's questions or concerns with the bidding guidelines
  • Collect and incorporate bids from each general contractor into ADVOCATE's proprietary bid evaluation system
  • Review bids with Owner and provide feedback on identifying areas where savings may be obtained through discussion with the general contractors
  • Coordinate feedback to general contractor(s) from Owner
  • Assist Owner with general contractor selection using an unbiased cost comparison qualitative review
  • Assist in the negotiation of the contractor fee and legal documents

Lending Coordination

  • Assist Owner with identifying potential leaders
  • Manage the assembly of potential lenders
  • Coordinate obtaining competing bids for lending
  • Assist Owner with analyzing financing options
  • Support Owner in negotiating and selecting best financing option for Owner

Construction Management

  • Budget, schedule and quality control
  • Project administration
  • Change order management to address Owner scope variations while minimizing project impact
  • Act as point of contact for Owner
  • Disseminate information to project team in a coordinated manner with a focus on team synchronization and problem solving
  • Attend weekly site meetings, regularly perform on-site inspections to confirm compliance with quality control procedures and the Owner's objectives
  • Review and approve general contactor and consultant invoices; Certify proper amounts are being billed to ensure general contractor is complying with construction budget and schedule
  • Maintain insurance and lien release log of all consultants, vendors, and contractors
  • Review change orders to determine if amounts and time extensions are appropriate
  • Analyze the schedule's critical path and milestones; Perform required due diligence to mitigate potential delays
  • Review all interior design / FF&E proposals to ensure compliance budget
  • Provide continuous reporting of pending design and project decision

Project Completion/Close-Out

  • Budget, schedule and quality control
  • Ensure completion of architect and Owner-generated punch list
  • Review with Owner the operations and maintenance manuals published by the general contractor
  • Arrange for ongoing preventative maintenance and warranty compliance

Project Turnaround

  • Site visit with ADVOCATE professional and Owners to understand current conditions of project
  • Rapidly establish scope of Owner's proposed improvements still to be completed
  • Evaluate current general contractor relationship
  • Coordinate with architect(s) as appropriate to address Owner's objectives
  • Consult on most cost-effective and efficient strategy to complete project
  • Promptly provide guidance and advice regarding the strategy to complete project
  • Establish initial budget with ranges of values based on proposed improvements to be completed
  • Coordinate Team Assembly
  • Coordinate General Contractor Bidding Process
  • Coordinate with lenders to address current conditions
  • Provide Construction Management
  • Provide Project Completion / Close-Out

"Spec" Home Development Services

  • Coordinate Team Assembly
  • Programming consulting
  • Budgeting and profit analysis
  • Financial modeling
  • Deal structure guidance
  • Investor negotiation
  • Risk management Strategy
  • Construction management

Luxury Construction Inspection Services

  • Site visit with ADVOCATE professional and Owners to understand current conditions of project
  • Rapidly establish scope of Owner's proposed improvements still to be completed
  • Evaluate current general contractor relationship
  • Coordinate with architect(s) as appropriate to address Owner's objectives
  • Consult on most cost-effective and efficient strategy to complete project
  • Promptly provide guidance and advice regarding the strategy to complete project
  • Establish initial budget with ranges of values based on proposed improvements to be completed
  • Coordinate Team Assembly
  • Coordinate General Contractor Bidding Process
  • Coordinate with lenders to address current conditions
  • Provide Construction Management
  • Provide Project Completion / Close-Out
  • Grading and drainage inspections
  • Underground inspection
  • Foundation / Slab inspections
  • Lintel inspection
  • Framing inspection
  • Insulation inspection
  • "Dry-in" inspection
  • "Rough" inspection
  • Drywall inspection
  • Finishes inspection
  • Air conditioning / heating (HVAC) inspections
  • Electrical system inspection
  • Audio video inspection
  • Roof and roof drainage inspections
  • Site / yard inspections
  • Sewer inspection
  • Radon testing inspection
  • Termites and Wood Destroying (WDI) inspections
  • Pool and spa inspections
  • Mold and air quality testing inspections
  • Technology components inspection
  • Property safety inspection
  • One (1) year warranty inspection
  • Punchlist inspection