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One of the services that Watchdog provides is a dedicated on-site project manager. At various times, some of our clients require additional project managers to be at their job site full time. Why would a company choose to hire a dedicated on-site project manager from a third-party, rather than hire a new employee as part of their internal team? Here are a few reasons that justify this decision.

  • When a company knows that they have an upcoming real estate construction project, but does not have ongoing real-estate construction projects that would justify hiring an additional employee, hiring a third-party project manager on a full-time basis is a good option. This way, companies don’t have incur the time and expense of the hiring and on-boarding process only to let an employee go when the project is completed several months later.
  • When hiring a full-time project manager who is from an independent firm rather than adding a new employee to the company, the expense incurred becomes an expense of the project, rather than a capital expense. If full-time support is needed, but there is not budget or justification for a new employee, this can be a good workaround for adding resources.
  • Having a third-party project manager that is solely dedicated to a particular client adds tremendous value. When project management is procured in this manner, the additional resource is fully incorporated and aligned with the company’s internal team. The additional resource of a project manager if entirely dedicated and available to the client. This proves to be vital to many projects that need this level of management.
Katie Craven
Katie Craven is Marketing, Communication and Brand Manager at Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers, a real-estate consulting firm that provides owner’s representation and project management services. More about Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers as well as additional blog posts can be found here.
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