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As an Owner Representative, Development Logistics Group offers the following services:


Pre-Construction Services

Decisions made during pre-construction have a tremendous impact on a project's final cost and schedule. Development Logistics Group has assembled a Pre-Construction Services Team that excels not only at estimating, but analyzes projects from fresh perspectives to focus early decision-making, budget development and feasibility studies.

Detailed input regarding price, value, constructability, building systems and materials enables the team to develop a contract price and schedule that conforms to an Owner's goals.

Development Logistics Group’s participation during pre-construction often results in cost savings exceeding our fees. Not only does the Pre-Construction Team’s participation save hard costs, an organized preconstruction effort minimizes architectural costs by eliminating redesigns and excessive documentation.

DLG’s seasoned construction professionals control costs, schedules, quality and execution of the work throughout a project. Their knowledge of local building codes, life/safety requirements, permitting and other local conditions deliver the expertise needed to direct a project to a successful conclusion.

Leveraging experience and a statewide presence, DLG can represent an owner's interest to minimize claims, ensure schedule compliance, coordinate proper document control and optimize the owner's investment in the project.

Clients using Development Logistics Group pre-construction services:

  • Obtain early feasibility budgets without the expense of detailed design and bidding

  • Compare alternative building and siting scenarios

  • Can ask what-if questions with speedy and well-grounded answers based on experience and the latest in analytical tools

The Pre-Construction activities performed:

  • Feasibility analysis

  • Conceptual and detailed estimating

  • CPM Scheduling

  • Budget development and project proposals for works in planning

  • Value engineering alternatives to meet budget and schedule goals

In the rush to develop project funding and preliminary design, these valuable tools often are overlooked. While Development Logistics Group offers these services independently at fee, we routinely incorporate them into Construction Management services, making for greater value and a higher level of planning which serves our clients well.

Our pre-construction team will work with the entire project management team to ensure success. We will develop and review all our decisions relating to project design, costs, and constructability. Software tools that allow us to quickly update, compare, and revise all levels of estimates are key to our quick turnaround time and sharing of estimate information.

Our team members’ experience, their dedicated functions and their use of the latest analytical tools have proven to be invaluable in value engineering, scheduling, logistics, constructability or a variety of other services.

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Development Services

  • Cash flow Analysis
  • Due Diligence Reporting
  • Analyze site
  • Analyze planning and zoning requirements
  • Analyze project development
  • Prepare preliminary budget and trade analysis

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Design Phase Services

  • Assist the owner in selecting, retaining and coordinating the professional services of architects, surveyors, special consultants and testing laboratories.

  • Prepare and maintain a project budget.

  • Prepare preliminary estimates of construction cost based on early schematic designs and a second estimate when the design is 50% complete.

  • Provide cost evaluations of alternative materials and systems.

  • Review design documents during their development and advise on proposed site use and improvements, selection of materials, building systems and equipment, and methods of project delivery.

  • Provide recommendations on relative feasibility of construction methods, availability of materials and labor, time requirements of procurement, installation and construction, and factors related to construction cost.

  • Prepare and periodically update a project schedule for the architect’s review and the owner’s acceptance.

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Cost Analysis Services

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Bid Phase Services

  • Interview General Contractors suggested by the Team.
  • Review and report to the owner, potential value engineering items.
  • Interview and negotiate with subcontractors that are recommended by the General Contractor.
  • Prepare final costs and assist the owner in preparing the construction contract.

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Construction Management Services

  • Provide administrative, management and related services to coordinate scheduled activities and responsibilities of the General Contractor.

  • Recommend corrective action to the owner and architect, if an updated construction schedule indicates that the previously approved project construction schedule may not be met.

  • Recommend courses of action to the owner if the General Contractor is not fulfilling requirements of a contract.

  • Monitor the approved estimate of construction cost.

  • Assist in the resolution of questions that may arise with respect to interpretations of the meaning and intent of the drawings and specifications.

  • Schedule and conduct meetings to discuss such matters as procedures, progress and scheduling.

  • Review and certify the amounts due the General Contractor for each Contractor’s Application for Payment.

  • Review requests for changes, assist in negotiating contractor’s proposals, submit recommendations to the architect and owner, and, if they are accepted, prepare Change Orders.

  • Assist the architect in the review, evaluation and documentation of claims.

  • Prepare a monthly report that summarizes the physical and financial status of the project.

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Development Logistics Group, LLC | 1266 First Street, Suite Eight | Sarasota FL 34236 | Telephone 941.330.2227 | Fax 941.330.2999