South Florida’s Construction Experts Weigh in on Alternative Methods for Maintaining Project Momentum During NAIOP CRE.Converge 2021
Florida’s leading construction and commercial real estate experts recently gathered for NAIOP’s annual CRE.Converge conference in Miami Beach to discuss the state of project momentum during today’s post-pandemic construction boom. Moderated by FINFROCK President, Bill Finfrock, the panel discussion centered around alternative construction systems, strategies for maintaining strong client relationships despite escalating costs and supply chain issues and staffing in a post-pandemic environment.
Panelist included Excel Construction of Florida President Eric Wolf, Project Management Advisors, Inc. President and CEO Roger McCarron and Williams Company Senior Pre-Construction Manager Lee McNeil.
Finfrock, whose design-build company specializes in modular construction, is seeing increased demand for efficiency to help compensate for some of these inevitable delays. “As a design-builder, we not only work off our own plans, but we can begin procurement and even construction early in the design process,” said Finfrock. “We are also able to further compress schedules through our unique method of modular off-site construction.”
President of Excel Construction of Florida, Eric Wolf, also noted that forward-thinking business practices have helped his company earn clients’ trust and keep projects running smoothly. “We foster solid client relationships which frequently earns us repeat business, so it’s extremely important to maintain transparency and an open line of communication with regards to escalating costs and unavoidable delays,” said Wolf. “People appreciate honesty. It’s that simple.”
Nearly 1,000 industry leaders attended CRE.Converge. Keynote speakers included basketball legend and real estate entrepreneur Grant Hill; Related Group President Jon Paul Pérez; Marcus & Millichap President and CEO Hessam Nadji; and Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi. Breakout panels provided attendees with commercial real estate expertise on a wide variety of relevant topics for today’s business climate, including adaptive reuse of big box retail, the capital side of cold storage, future-proofing the workplace and more.
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