We have advised and successfully managed the development process in over 70 real estate projects throughout Ohio. During the due diligence phase, we work closely with the owner in an advisory role to address critical issues and employ necessary objectivity. Our services include financial underwriting coupled with a comprehensive evaluation of site selection, the project risks including market and environmental issues, and its long term feasibility. Once preliminary underwriting is complete, we can continue in an advisory role as well as represent or work alongside the owner to secure project financing, acquire the property, and obtain the required environmental, governmental, zoning and building approvals.
We offer general consultation to our clients that include concept development, feasibility testing, and preliminary underwriting. Many owners value the opportunity to work with our experienced team prior to fully committing their own company’s energy and resources. We effectively help our clients make informed decisions and get to the Go/No Go stage.
We help owners identify critical paths and set important performance benchmarks as we schedule and attend meetings. LW will work alongside and directly represent our clients, meeting with architects, engineers, contractors, local leaders/city councils, lenders…all key parties that can affect the success of a development.
In some cases, LW has been invited to participate as a partner in a proposed project. As co-developer, we contribute various services and can share in some of the upfront costs.
LW has built successful developments totaling over $250 million, using not only established industry techniques but also sophisticated, creative construction methods with functional and attractive results. Your structure will be designed and built with sensible, energy-efficient construction techniques that deliver short- and long-term benefits to owners and occupants.
LW takes pride that for over 25 years, we have successfully provided stress-free delivery to owners from pre-construction to construction completion, and through warranty. Repeat clients know that each phase of their project will be completed professionally, on time, and on budget.
LW offers comprehensive management, beginning with the approved set of drawings and specifications through each stage of construction. LW has served as both an “at risk” construction manager (CM) and an agency CM. An agency CM often serves in an advisory role, while “at risk” occurs when the CM is brought in the process earlier that a general contractor and can help the development team thus utilizing value engineering and general contracting skills to support improving the functionality of a project.
The LW team has earned the Design Build professional certification. This is a method of project delivery in which the design-build team works under a single contract with the owner to provide design and construction services. This fundamental difference can save money and time by forming an alliance between designers and builders which fosters collaboration and unity from project outset.
Community Investment Management Services (CIMS) is a full-service Real Estate Brokerage, which provides property and asset management services for residential and commercial properties throughout Ohio. Owners may choose from a complete menu of real estate management services ranging from physical, financial and operational reviews to full-fledged property management services.
CIMS provides full property management services for hundreds of units throughout Ohio. We provide our owners with a complete set of services including marketing, accounting, audit, tax, interior and exterior property maintenance, ( emergency and preventative) as well as grounds care and over-all property appearance.
Owners may choose to engage CIMS to assist in the evaluation of existing and new acquisitions to better position the property for sale, property improvements, and overall asset oversight. Market and financial analyses, physical needs assessments, rehabilitation, and asset management are some of the services owners engage CIMS to provide on a project basis.
CIMS provides full service brokerage services for owners interested in acquiring and/or selling real property. CIMS provides sellers and buyers with state-of-the-art information and marketing tools to help both buyers and sellers optimize their marketplace advantages.