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40 Year Building Re Certification !

A 40 year building re certification is a requirement for buildings  over 40 years old in Miami Dade County. Think of it as a face lift or a make over but for a building structures.13244712_580560392121949_4939829765619405684_n

It is the responsibility of the property owner to obtain the 40 year re certification and every 10 years following . This process could be complex with different parties involved, most cases there are ; property owner, tenants , city officials and all sort of different vendors to satisfy the list of city of Miami building department. This requires planing , strategy and of-course a project manager.

First Look Solutions P M, is positioned to handle this type of complexity and took on its 1st 40 year building re certification challenge at 750 Collins, Miami Beach , Fl. 750 Collins is a:

  • 3 story building
  • one retail store
  • 20 residential tenant

This re certification will require :

  • New roof
  • New railing
  • New paint
  • New Concrete
  • Lobby terrazzo floor repair 

The success of the completion of this face lift will not be only be determined by the stamp stated “re certified”, but to the degree how smooth owner, tenants and vendors worked together during the process . This smooth operation will be a result of a well strategic project management. First Look Solutions offer an exceptional level of professional project management needs and services for Condominium Associations, Property Management companies that services residential, commercial and private properties.

Please share your thoughts below especially if you live in the Miami Beach area

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Project Management, Miami Beach Voice Of Reason

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As a consultant I meet with small businesses often . To my surprise I discovered ” First Look Solutions PM “ a project management company in Miami Beach caters to condominium associations, property management companies that services residential, commercial and private properties.

Coming from the West Coast real estate market , this kind of business is as foreign as serving shark fin soup in a Beverly Hills restaurant.  In Miami Florida not only project management is common but very necessary and here is why :

  • Miami Beach  has a high percentage of foreign condo owners , they need a ” Project Manager “ to help them navigate through the ownership and maintaining process.
  • Miami Beach still in the  birthing stage , as it evolves so does the old way of doing business. Condo owners foreigners or local can’t keep up with the new normal. They need a ” Project Manager “ to help them navigate through the new requirements often home owners don’t know they exist.
  • Project Manager is the voice of reason between: condo owners , contractors and city officials

So what does a Project Management, Miami Beach voice of reason do exactly :

  • Identifying project scope and requirements;
  • Addressing the various needs, concerns and expectations in planning and executing any project;
  • Setting up, maintaining, and carrying out communications with clients in an active, effective and collaborative nature;
  • Managing clients toward meeting project requirements, budget and degree of customer satisfaction

As I consult with any new small business client , I learn a lot about the nature and essence of what they do. What is their core values and ” Why ” they do what they do. By “why” I do not mean being profitable, but rather why they get up in the morning and why should anyone care.

Depending on their answer , this can assist me on what steps to take on working together toward achieving the ultimate goal. The goal is always to do better today than yesterday. Please share your comments below especially if you live in the Miami Beach area.

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