Guiding projects with a steady hand.

Owner’s Representation requires a diverse set of skills because the assignment or service varies by client, project type or asset. It is also rooted in trust. Our breadth of experience and the variety of projects we’ve worked on allow us to tailor specific service offerings for each project and client.

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Project Management

As project managers, we thoughtfully steer the planning, design and construction process. We seek to be the ultimate resource for our clients, while fostering the collaboration required to realize their projects. Our role is to develop a project plan, facilitate decision making, and deliver the end result.

How we help:

  • Workplan development
  • Project team assembly and construction procurement
  • Budget and schedule management
  • Permitting and entitlement management
  • Cost control
  • Construction oversight, commissioning and closeout
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St. Ann’s Warehouse
St. Ann's Warehouse
Brooklyn, NY
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Pace University 15 Beekman
Pace University
New York, NY
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Newlab Michigan Central
Newlab
Detroit, Michigan
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Planning

Clear, methodical planning is fundamental to translating a project vision into a framework for successful implementation. We work with stakeholders and ask the right questions, using what we learn to ensure that the project – however big or small – will achieve our clients’ financial, operational, timing, and mission objectives. We empower informed decision-making and create a foundation for project execution.

How we help:

  • Masterplan scenario modeling
  • Strategic planning
  • Programming
  • Space utilization studies
  • Implementation work plans
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JNF-USA Educational Campus
JNF-USA
Be’er Sheva, Israel
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St. Vincent’s Charity Health Campus
St. Vincent’s Charity Health Campus
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Germantown Campus Repositioning
Congregation of the Mission’s Eastern Province
Germantown, PA
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Real Estate Advisory

As advisors, we optimize our clients’ real estate to address property challenges and financial needs. We analyze assets, identify opportunities and manage the implementation of creative strategies. Having a holistic view we are positioned to work on all types of real estate.

How we help:

  • Due diligence management
  • Development analysis and strategic structuring
  • Market research
  • Repositioning and monetization management
  • Feasibility and funding analysis
  • Property search
  • Transaction support
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Robin Hood Foundation Portfolio
The Robin Hood Foundation
New York
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Newport Mental Health
Newport Mental Health
Middletown, RI
Exalt Youth Headquarters
Exalt Youth
New York, NY
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Development Management

Development management focuses on the structuring and modeling of a real estate venture, and its implementation. It is the core service that puts the development plan into action. Whether it is the sale of an asset or the securing of funding, we are versed in realizing projects while protecting the interests of the owner.

How we help:

  • Project financing; debt, tax credits, grants, and equity placement
  • Investment management
  • Transaction management
  • Project pro-forma development and specialty financial modeling
  • Legal structure support
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G27 Berlin Campus & Dormitory
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Berlin, Germany
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Bard College Secures $100M in Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
September 22, 2023
DBI Projects has worked closely with Bard College over the past two years as the College’s development manager to structure, procure, and close on financing that would strategically meet both short- and long-term needs of the College. Read more

Surety Consulting

We provide guidance to sureties through every stage of a bonded construction project. We draw on our extensive on-site experience to rescue projects from various stages of incompletion. Our team is uniquely positioned to provide independent, reliable advice and active management.

How we help:

  • Project status evaluation and claim assessment
  • Cost-to-complete analysis
  • Recovery strategy development
  • Reprocurement management
  • Construction oversight
  • Default avoidance negotiations
  • Litigation support
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Surety Project (Texas)
Surety Project (Texas)
Confidential
Texas, USA
Surety Project (Okinawa)
Surety Project (Okinawa)
Confidential
Okinawa, Japan
Surety Project (Louisiana)
Surety Project (Louisiana)
Confidential
Louisiana, USA

Asset Management

Effective asset management is crucial for the lifecycle of real estate portfolio holdings. By formulating and implementing efficient economic strategies that mitigate risk exposure and optimize returns, we align assets with overarching long- and short-term goals. We vigilantly manage assets, incorporating active planning to enhance and optimize the performance of real estate portfolios.

How we help:

  • Asset performance evaluation
  • Program management
  • Facility and operations management
  • Tenancy management
  • Maintenance planning
  • Real estate portfolio financing
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Princeton Center for Arts and Education
Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission of St Vincent de Paul
Princeton, NJ
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CIEE Global Asset Management
CIEE Global Asset Management
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Worldwide
Uncommon Schools Portfolio
Uncommon Schools
Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Newark, NJ; Camden, NJ; Rochester, NY
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Emily Puhnaty, Director of Business Development & Communications
212-533-1600
ep@dbiprojects.com