Best Practices in Procuring Design and Construction

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Event:
Best Practices in Procuring Design and Construction
Start:
July 31, 2014 8:00 am
End:
July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
Category:
Organizer:
David Mulvihill, Vice President, Professional Development
Phone:
202-624-7122
dmulvihill@uli.org
Updated:
July 31, 2014
Venue:
New York Hilton Midtown
Phone:
212- 586-7000
Address:
1335 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY, 10019, United States

Best Practices in Procuring Design and Construction

A Developer’s Perspective on How to Buy Design and Construction

The design and construction phase of the development process is typically the most expensive and often most complex phase of any development project. Making good decisions about how and when to contract for this effort requires an eyes-open awareness of risk and the implications for schedule, quality and cost. A thorough understanding of contract types and the roles of development, construction, and design professionals in their administration is crucial to a successful and profitable project.

This new one-day workshop from ULI will provide you with a solid foundation in the contracting process, including the array of professionals and their roles, the pros and cons of different contract types, the phases of the design and construction process, and who is in charge of what. The program will leave you with a more solid understanding of the elements of a well-managed construction project.

Instructor

Alan RazakAlan Razak
Principal
AthenianRazak LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alan Razak is Principal of AthenianRazak LLC, a Philadelphia-based real estate services company that consults on, creates, and manages real property. Alan has more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience, encompassing development and project management, finance, architectural design, and consulting. His diverse real estate background includes managing the development process, both as owner and on a consulting basis as owner’s representative, and project types including residential, office and commercial, as well as specialized expertise in data centers and other highly technical facilities.

Prior to merging with Athenian Properties in 2011 to form AthenianRazak, Alan founded and led Razak Company, which was responsible for the development of projects such as Main Line Jaguar Land Rover, Pembroke North Condominium, 5035 Ritter Road for the AOPC, and the Curtis Institute of Music’s Lenfest Hall. Razak Company also performed real estate consulting assignments for clients including Swarthmore College, the Rock School of Dance, Vanguard Group of Mutual Funds, and many others.

Prior to forming Razak Company in 2003, Alan was a Principal with Radnor Advisors, Inc., which was subsequently purchased by Insignia/ESG. In this role, he coordinated the marketing and service delivery to data center and high technology clients worldwide and managed the Philadelphia office’s real estate consulting group. During the early 1990s, Alan focused on international real estate and technical consulting services for government and domestic financial institutions. For much of the 1980s, he was a Partner at Rouse and Associates (now Liberty Property Trust), where he managed development of a 400,000 sf Washington, D.C. office building project and Rouse’s 20-acre Penn’s Landing urban multiuse project on Philadelphia’s waterfront

Alan began his career as an architect, and for purely sentimental reasons maintains his status as a registered architect in Pennsylvania. Alan has served on the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute, where he wrote and currently teaches several workshops for real estate practitioners internationally. He holds a B.S. in Arts and Design from MIT, a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, and an MBA with a concentration in real estate from

Guest Speaker

Wharton.

Registration Fee

ULI Member: $1,095
Non-member: $1,460
Government and Nonprofit Members: $950
Government and Nonprofit Non-members: $1,265

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Program Highlights

 

Identifying and understanding the roles of key design and construction professionals

Understanding the design and construction process

Selecting and hiring the right contractor

Responsibilities and liabilities in the construction process: who is at risk?

How to price and put together the best construction contract to mitigate your risk

Design and contracting procurement methods: Which is right for your project?

Construction management: Contractor personnel and their roles

Trends and innovations: IPD and BIM