Commercial improvement projects can provide a range of benefits unless things don’t go according to plan. It’s not uncommon, for example, to pursue a tenant improvement project and have a regrettable experience due to failures in the area of project management. Below, learn some of the pitfalls you can avoid and other benefits of hiring a professional project manager (PM).

Improvement Projects Gone Wrong

When a project is mishandled, problems can quickly stack up. Many a landlord involved in a commercial improvement project has come across the following common problems:

  • The cost exceeds the estimate quoted by the contractor;
  • Numerous change orders are required; and
  • The project was not completed by the promised finish date.

These circumstances can be a big headache and greatly increase the overall cost of a project. Tenants can be inconvenienced, and it’s possible the landlord may be subject to litigation due to complications connected to an improvement project with these and other insufficiencies.

A List of Substandard Construction

For each element of a project, a professional project manager typically has contractors who can be trusted to do an excellent job. If a landlord attempts to coordinate a project in do-it-yourself fashion with little to no project experience, the benefits of knowledge are lost. In a case that is still in litigation, the following are just a few of many defective construction outcomes of a tenant improvement project gone wrong:

  • Unlevel floors
  • Carpet improperly and only partially installed
  • Defective plumbing
  • Installation of unsuitable doors
  • Incorrect installation of electricals
  • Nonfunctioning lighting
  • Construction of rooms not according to the blueprint

How Can Professional Project Managers Help?

Commercial projects are typically major undertakings, and a business depends on their timely, professional completion. It saves time and money and helps to avoid distressful situations when a project management firm handles all components of a project from the beginning.

A project management firm is an independent third party who has no conflict of interest. A PM’s best interests are served by completing a project in a high-quality, timely manner.

Project managers are experienced and typically also educated in the many potential aspects of a particular commercial project. Management of reliable vendors is one of the greatest benefits of working with an expert PM.

The best benefit of trusting the inception-to-completion formula of a professional PM firm is related to costs. You can save a considerable amount of money when you rely on a seasoned project management firm due to built-in efficiencies and relationships in the local area.

Contact Weaver Realty Group

For the best project management services throughout the Florida peninsula, contact the dedicated experts at Weaver Realty Group. We offer a number of advantages, not the least of which is that we are a LEED Accredited Professional and a Florida Licensed General Contractor. With our LEED qualifications, we can help with greater energy efficiency on a project, which will reduce ongoing costs, helping to keep tenants happy. Contact Weaver Realty Group by calling 904-733-0039 today for more information and to avoid PM pitfalls.