Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PROJECT: St. Camillus Life Plan Community, Wauwatosa, WI

Why Concord?

We drive successful outcomes without compromising on cost or quality.

Is Concord a good fit for your project or capital program? How are we different from other development and construction consulting firms? What value can we bring? Here we answer some of the most common questions our clients ask us.

What is a development and construction consultant and why should I consider hiring one?

A development and construction consultant is a professional who offers expertise and objective guidance towards driving successful project outcomes and speed to market without compromising on cost and/or quality. Engaging the services of an experienced development and construction consultant allows you to make informed decisions to reduce risk, drive collaboration and streamline efficiencies across the entire project team.

Specifically, what services do you offer?

Our unique suite of overlapping development and construction consulting services include:

  • Owner’s Representation. Including Program Management, Project Financing, Strategic Planning, Development Services, and Infrastructure Management.
  • Project Controls. Including Cost Estimating & Management, Schedule Management, Project Reporting, and Risk Management.
  • Technical Services. Including Energy Modeling, Commissioning, Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs), Healthcare Compliance Management, and ESG and Sustainability Management.
  • General Services Administration (GSA).

What differentiates you from the competition?

  • Our current staff retention average is seven years. Providing our staff with a work environment that supports and encourages their health, safety, and overall well-being has always been our top priority. It is something we pride ourselves on. Our staff retention is reassuring to our clients and instills confidence we can maintain a consistent team through multi-year projects.
  • We have the largest group of professional Cost Estimators and Cost Managers, covering all design disciplines, in the Midwest. We provide these services at a level where you will be confident that we have established realistic budgets, accurate parallel estimates for GMP negotiation, and change order evaluation and you can expect cost savings. Over the last 27+ years, we've developed a comprehensive catalog of historical construction costs on all types and sizes of buildings in various sectors.
  • Sustainability/ESG Management. With a commitment to sustainability at our core, we are dedicated to advancing the built environment and helping pave the way to building a more sustainable future by adapting the latest principles in sustainable design and construction. We are currently assisting our clients in meeting their emission reduction and resilience commitments.

What value do you bring to owner's representation or cost management?

Our metrics demonstrate savings of between 2 and 20 times the cost of our services, when engaged for Owner's Representation or Cost Management services.

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How flexible are you in delivering services?

We provide our clients with the appropriate level of service to manage their projects whether it’s full project leadership from beginning to end or for specific services selected on an a la carte basis.

Whatever your needs or project stage, our in-house construction experts can help deliver a successful project.

What are your greatest strengths?

Our broad base of overlapping services, anchored by our expertise in owner representation and construction cost management, our ability to retain clients and staff, our use of state-of-the-art softwares and technologies, and our emphasis on staff certifications and education.

Our history of repeat business with our clients is a testament that we exceed expectations.

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