What we do


We are experienced industry professionals who can provide the Pre-Development assistance you need for a successful project, whether it’s commercial, residential, institutional or mixed use in nature. Our clients range from owners, appraisers, architects, attorneys, real estate brokers, buyers/sellers, contractors, developers, engineers and lenders.
As your construction consultants, we share the same goal – to manage and minimize the inherent risks that often arise in real estate development and construction while ensuring that the project stays on schedule and on budget. To do so, it is important that we are involved at inception.

Our Services include:

  • Due Diligence
  • Zoning and Feasibility Analysis
  • Project Planning
  • Public Review and Approvals
  • Government and Community Relations
  • Municipal Special Permit Coordination and Approval
  • Zoning Board of Appeal
  • Land Acquisition
  • Pre-Development Due Diligence
  • Architectural / Engineering Coordination
  • Contractor Procurement
  • Budget and Pro Forma Development
  • Permit Coordination
  • Value Engineering
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance Inspections
  • LEED Certification and/or Energy Star Compliance
  • Proactive Risk and Cost Mitigation
  • Management of Project Invoicing
  • Schedule Preparation and Adherence


As experts in project management, we act as your sole representative and assist throughout the design, development and construction delivery process. We have the necessary hands-on experience in entitlement, procurement, design, construction buy-out, project management, and close-out. We add value by identifying and effectively managing critical resources and project milestones to achieve budget, schedule and quality control goals.

We can help you in the following areas:


  • Monitor design process
  • Coordinate owner’s team
  • Reinforce owner’s goals
  • Design team selection
  • Review drawings and specifications
  • for cost savings and owner objectives
  • Constructability and Value Engineering Review
  • Design team selection


  • Request for Proposals
  • Bidder Selection
  • Bid Review
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Value Engineering Review
  • Constructability Review
  • Award of Contract


  • Budget development
  • Permitting


Monitor construction process, field conditions and schedule
Provide updates on technical issues for decision making
Weekly job meetings
Management and negotiation of change orders
Assist designers in enforcing conformance with contract documents
Monitor General and Subcontractor insurances, payments and lien waivers
Coordinate utility companies
Buffer disputes informally
Assist in handling owner supplied items, such as security, telephone, data, audio/visual systems, furniture, furnishings and equipment, etc.
Monitor punchlist completion
Review closeout documents
Schedule and assist with move-in and opening activities
Site Feasibility & Value Engineering

  • Develop preliminary Site Cost Budgets based on Schematic Plans and General Specifications.
  • Preliminary design review of Utilities, Grading, Geotechnical Conditions, and associated Construction Costs.
  • Interim plan and specification review as Design Engineers finalize working drawings with input for Value Engineering recommendations.
  • Explore potential cost savings by introducing alternative Construction Methods, Materials, and Sequencing.
  • Point out any discrepancies found that require attention to avoid Extras in a future construction contract.
  • Recommendations for any additional information, which should be incorporated into a Bid Package.
  • Project design coordination, design review, and Budget Analysis.
  • Building Construction preliminary Design and Budget Analysis.
  • Coordinate the design and installation of Underground Services with Utility Companies.

Project Buyout & Contract Negotiations

  • Develop a complete Bid Package for Site Work, Utilities & Site Improvements.
  • Develop a complete Bid Package for General Building Construction.
  • Formulate construction Sequences & Schedule to maximize Site & Building Construction.
  • Solicit and Review Bids from Qualified Contractors.
  • Prepare a detailed Scope of Work for each aspect of the Project to be incorporated into the Construction Contracts.
  • Aid in negotiating Consulting Contracts; Geotechnical, Surveying, Materials testing, and Landscape Design.
  • Assist in developing Schedule of Values with negotiated low bid subcontractors.

Construction Administration

  • Coordinate construction with all Local Agencies, City Inspectors, and Utility Companies.
  • Supply full time On-site Coordination/Quality Control Supervisor, acting in behalf of the Owner, to insure proper compliance to plans, specifications, and schedule demands.
  • Conduct weekly project schedule meetings.
  • Coordination of Professional Consulting Services & Inspections
  • Process monthly Applications for Payments.
  • Presentation of Payment Applications to Bank Inspectors.
  • Coordination material submittals between Subcontractors, Townships, and Consultants.


Onsite supervision by our Clerk-of-the-Works during all building activities is key for cost containment and it ensures quality control and plan/specification conformance.
Project Records Maintenance (including certificates of insurance from contractor)

  • Process and Quality Control
  • Review of Maintenance of General Contractor’s Records
  • Monitoring of Construction Schedule and Identification of Potential Delays
  • Construction Costs Monitoring
  • Safety Program Review
  • Investigation of and Recommendations for Proposed Change Orders
  • Assistance in Cost Negotiation of Proposed Change Orders
  • Review of Contractor Progress Payment Requests
  • Shop Drawing, Samples (and other submittals) Review
  • Monthly Progress Report Submission


Our leadership team coordinates the due diligence process to provide assistance to you through realistic project feasibility assessment, development strategy and planning. We take care of all aspects related to the process including preparation of entitlement assessments, budgets, cash flows and schedules for in-depth project analysis and evaluation.
Boston is a city of neighborhoods, with community groups and concerned activists regularly a part of the review and approval process; they also help shape the actions of public decision makers. The scope, the cost and the time line involved in gaining approvals are major determinants of a project’s success or failure. BUILDCO’s professionals have guided proposals through this complicated process. It’s knowing the ins and outs of the Boston zoning code, the experience to know what’s feasible and a track record of being able to interact successfully with the many agencies and individuals that govern the development process in Boston that allows BUILDCO to add value to a project at every step along the way.


BUILDCO serves as a representative to Investors, Banks, Mortgage and Long-Term Lenders, Financial Institutions and other Construction Lenders. As construction experts, we provide a thorough review of existing properties and proposed projects. We also provide ongoing monitoring of projects during construction. This way, we are able to identify and correct potential issues before theybecome significant (and costly) problems.

  • Assessment of the Physical Condition of Property
  • Repair and Replacement Reserves Analysis
  • Evaluation of Cost Estimates for Proposed Improvements
  • Construction Cash-Flow Projections Based on the Schedule
  • Prepare Summaries Showing Funds Spent and Adequacy of Funds to Complete
  • Constructability Review
  • On-Site Observations
  • Review of Monthly Draw Request
  • Cost to Complete
  • Prepare Summaries Showing Funds Spent and Adequacy of Funds to Complete


As highly dedicated, seasoned construction professionals, we will coordinate a team that best suits your needs and provide an objective, technical assessment to help you reach dispute resolution. We understand that you want straightforward, commercially sensible counsel that will enable you to resolve your disputes or differences in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Our goal is to manage and minimize the inherent risks that often arise in real estate development and construction while ensuring that your project stays on schedule and on budget.
Construction Claims Services
Our seasoned professionals have experience in identifying, analyzing and preparing construction claims and disputes for construction and engineering projects. As your representative, we anticipate issues and provide the proper planning and foresight. We work hard to ensure a fair and cooperative environment for all to succeed, which ultimately minimizes disputes. Should a construction claim occur, we do all that we can to identify liability, quantify damage and promote successful resolution in the most efficient and timely manner.

  • Claims Identification
  • Change Order Impacts
  • Claim Preparation and Presentation
  • Construction Defect Evaluation
  • Damage Assessments
  • Disruption Assessments
  • Schedule Delay Analysis
  • Site Condition Assessments


We provide Property Condition Assessments We provide thorough property inspection services and report our findings to you. Any significant physical deficiencies are documented and an estimate of probable costs for necessary repair or replacement is provided in our written report.

  • A visual survey is conducted on:
  • Structural Systems
  • Roofing
  • Facades
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Systems
  • Conveying Systems


As properties age, expenditures for replacements and improvements are imperative for maintaining your asset and its competitive position in the market. A replacement reserve helps take care of these future capital costs. We help you identify, quantify and budget monies to fund future major building repairs and replacements. This is an important aspect of planning as insufficient funding of replacement reserves could result in significant physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and more costly future expenditures. We conduct a replacement reserve study and make recommendations that would best preserve your asset’s value while remaining within your budget.
We have experienced many associations where they contract with engineers that in turn hire contractors where costs, change orders and other costs get out of hand. We are there to stop that and get you the value from experienced professionals prior to anyone taking advantage of the common layman.