PBX & Voice Mail
Project Management for
Tenant Improvement Projects
You can easily recognize tenant improvement
projects managed by Paradise Communications. It optimizes the client’s financial
investment by saving them time and money. Equally important, our clients focus on
business while we manage the build out on their behalf. We make a personal commitment
to you and your firm to provide the most effective project management and technology
relocation planning anywhere in the USA.
Paradise Communications takes responsibility for technology design, project accounting
and controls, implementation management and total relocation planning. At every
step, you will know your expenditures to date and balance to complete the project.
Paradise Communications provides the
traditional services of managing design and construction and also offers you:
to help you and your broker decide whether to renovate or move
budgets based on our
experience in the real estate industry.
into the track record and
capacity of architects and contractors so that you hire the best team.
coordination of office
technologies, from communications to data systems.
of your move so that
business interruptions are avoided.
Without exception, Paradise Communications
saves clients the most time and money when involved during a project’s earliest
phases—before a location is selected, the lease is negotiated, or the architect
is hired. It is during this time that we can foresee and prevent difficulties, and
ensure that you get the best deal and the best team for the job.
- Due Diligence and Facilities Reviews for Technology Infrastructure
Working with your broker and architect,
we assist you in selecting a building that best meets your expectations for the
location, image, technology infrastructure budget and schedule. Based on your
preliminary program, our experts analyze alternative locations and compare crucial
factors such as electrical systems, which help determine your technological capabilities;
column spacing, which affects your layout; and HVAC systems, which can dramatically
affect construction costs. This information is extremely valuable during lease negotiations.
Once you’ve narrowed your choices and identified the challenges associated with
each, Paradise Communications determines potential solutions. One space may have
lower rent but require an expensive HVAC upgrade while another’s ample windows and
high ceilings provide a dramatic setting for that interconnecting stair, but increase
costs. Our solutions are wide-ranging— from negotiating with the landlord to pay
for base building improvements, to identifying alternative construction methods.
The key lies in Paradise Communications experience and our expertise in finance,
design, and construction.
During building selection, Paradise Communications Properties
Reviews your preliminary program to
understand your needs;
Tours alternative buildings with you
and your broker;
Compares building factors and assists
the broker in determining your total occupancy cost for each option; and
Solves the problems of your first-choice
- Due Diligence reviews - Broker support
Paradise Communications helps clients
uncover hidden costs, which are usually related to a deficient description of the
Base Building Core and Shell in the Lease Agreement. We identify and quantify these
findings early on and use them during negotiations to increase the Tenant Allowance—the
landlord-provided funds for designing and constructing the space. We then help attorneys
and brokers negotiate with owners to shift the expense to the owner and identify
issues that could derail the schedule.
for lease negotiations include
Review of base building drawings and
building information to identify potential hidden costs, most often related to
mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems;
Assistance to the broker and attorney
during lease negotiations, ensuring that design and construction issues are addressed;
Review of the Work Agreement and description
of Base Building Core and Shell to make certain that the client gets the most
value for its rental payment and that the allowance is used for items the tenant
Preliminary budgeting to allocate the
allowance and tenant funds that may be available for build-out.
Design and Layout-
Engineering and Architectural Designs
During the design
phase and throughout the project, we recommend alternate solutions that maintain
the design intent and save the client money.
The design team has the greatest
impact on the appearance and functionality of your space. That’s why Paradise Communications
takes great care in helping you select an architect with demonstrated creativity,
a client-focused approach, and the communication and technical skills to deliver
a professional product.
Our tenant project managers are all former architects—we’re sensitive to aesthetic
elements while controlling the budget and schedule. This background gives us keen
insight when selecting a firm and promotes productive interaction when
design is underway. Paradise Communications
brings to the process a disciplined business view and approach.
team management services extend to
Assembling the team—We issue Requests
for Proposals to select architectural, engineering, and other required consulting
firms; help you evaluate the responses and conduct interviews; and negotiate the
terms of resultant agreements;
Reviewing designs—We attend design
presentations, evaluate drawings and specifications, and recommend modifications
that preserve a project’s design while maintaining the budget and schedule;
Managing the team—Paradise Communications
solicits input from team members regarding the budget, schedule, and technical
issues and ensures that all members possess and understand the necessary information;
Coordinating with the client and landlord—We
communicate with the tenant to make certain that project design is consistent
with their wishes and with the landlord requirements; and
Reviewing construction documents— Paradise
Communications reviews the architect’s drawings before they reach contractors
to identify budgetary conflicts, code compliance, and scheduling problems.
Construction -General Contractor -Cabling -Telecommunications
and Furniture Contractors
We use our past experiences to anticipate and
prevent many potential construction problems that can delay the project and increase
costs and add risk to the success of the overall project..
Paradise Communications experience
in construction management enables us to assess the reliability of potential General
Contractors— to recommend those with the skill to build the desired design, an attitude
that promotes teamwork, and the ability to meet the budget and schedule. We can
foresee and prevent most construction problems and have the technical expertise
to help resolve issues in the field when they do arise.
construction management, Paradise Communications Properties will:
Evaluate your costs and benefits with
a negotiated contract versus a competitive bid among several contractors;
Prepare and distribute bidding requirements,
analyze contractors’ submissions, help you identify the best firm, and negotiate
the contractor agreement;
Serve as your representative on the
site, inspecting construction, attending progress meetings, resolving problems,
and reporting the implications to you;
Coordinate the General Contractors'
applications for payment to the landlord; and
Direct completion of your punch-list
and Vendor Management
Our consultants work
in conjunction with your IT staff to ensure that all systems are operational as
scheduled to avoid any disruption to your business.
Paradise Communications works with
the tenant to help ensure that on the first day of occupancy you are fully operational.
All too often, project planning and design inadequately address technology issues,
leading to higher costs, delayed schedules, or inferior quality. We raise questions
early in the process to eliminate surprises.
Paradise Communications ensures you get the systems you need within your budget
and schedule by
Meeting with your technology experts
to determine requirements for telecommunications equipment and services, voice
and data cabling, LAN/WAN relocation, and access security systems;
Determining the impact of technology
requirements on design, construction, budget, and schedule;
Ensuring that the design team incorporates
technology-related elements into drawings and specifications;
Managing technology-related consultants
and equipment vendors to ensure that their work is fully integrated with design,
construction, furniture, and other project components; and
Ensuring that long-term maintenance
and support is provided by equipment vendors as part of your equipment purchase
Whether your move is a permanent one
to a new location or a temporary one that allows for phased construction, we minimize
your company's downtime and relocation cost.
Identification of all elements to be
disposed or moved, including furniture, fixtures, and equipment;
Selection and negotiation with the
Early preparation of a relocation budget;
Coordination with new furniture vendors,
telecom vendors, and your computer network integrator to ensure that the specified
items are installed or delivered on time;
Development of a comprehensive task
list and assignment of responsibility for each task;
Preparation of a clear relocation schedule
and how it relates to construction and deliveries; and
Supervision of the physical move to
maintain communication between the old and new sites.