- Development Management - DDI draws upon its vast experience in the development process to provide clients the opportunity to draw upon any and all aspects of the development cycle, from acquisition through occupancy, such as entitlements, design-build and construction management.
- Due Diligence - Determination of Planning and Zoning restriction/requirements, summary of geological requirements, Environmental Phase I/II Reports, requirements for site utilities and grading, recommendation for the "highest and best" use for site(s) based upon demand and financial pro forma analysis. Determination of market rents and sales values for revenue projections.
- Financial Proformas - Preparation of detailed development proformas including all soft and hard costs, cost of financing and project monthly ash flow requirements including profit on cost and equity rate of return.
- Entitlements - Processing of all required public agency approvals and permits including City/County Planning, Building Department, Health and Fire Departments and Department of Real Estate. Processing of Specific Plans, C.U.P.'s, Tract Maps and other Entitlement-related documents. Negotiation of Development Agreements and Conditions of Approval.
- Project Scheduling - Prepare comprehensive overall development schedules as well as detailed construction schedules.
- Design Management - Recommendation for architect who is best suited for project type and contract negotiation of contract(s) with architect and other required consultants. Management of design to ensure that all along the process (schematic design, design development and construction documents) that budget is maintained and drawing coordination is performed to minimize change orders.
- Strategic Contracting - Selection of general contractors appropriate for size and complexity of project, administration of bid or RFP process (in the case of GMP Contract) hands on selection/award of general contractor and negotiation of general contractor and subcontractors contracts and bids.
- Construction Management - Management of general contractor/sub-contractors to ensure budget and schedule goals are met. Administration of construction agreement including approval of payment applications, negotiation of change orders, management of special inspections, conducting onsite project meetings, oversight of construction to ensure Owner's and architect's quality standards. Negotiation of construction agreement to ensure mitigation of Owner's risk. Coordination of all on-site construction including work by utility companies and other contractors retained by Owner. Project close-out including recordation of Notice of Completion and obtaining Certificate of Occupancy. Follow-up on all punch-list items through completion and acceptance.