Some of our clients may have wondered at one point why our name is ‘Watchdog’ Real Estate Project Managers. In the real estate industry, firms are commonly named after their owners or principals or include the basic premise of what the company does in the name. Well, though at first glance it might not appear that way, serving as a Watchdog is exactly what we do.
Included in much of our marketing materials is the definition of watchdog: one that guards against loss, waste, theft or undesirable practices. This truly is the only way to define what we do. When we are brought on board, we immediately and instinctively act as the protector of our client’s best interests. Any real estate project is complicated and tedious and requires acute attention to detail across many services: architectural planning to ensure optimal design and function for employees; engineering to support the needs of your space and/or functionality with existing systems; lease negotiations that serve your best interests for future growth; workspace design and layout; move management, etc. etc. Whether you have an existing real estate department or not, we are on your team to make complete and absolute certain that the top priorities of your business, your project and employees are upheld at all times. With a Watchdog on your team, nothing falls through the cracks between the many vendors, stakeholders and decision makers involved.
The best days for us are days when we can point out a potential flaw or pitfall that will save our clients from headaches and more work down the line. When we are able to get into the nitty-gritty details and identify a potential design flaw, or when our knowledge of an existing building is able to inform the engineering team of what type if systems should be used for our client’s space, we know we have done our job correctly. When we can protect against loss, waste, theft or undesirable practices, we have done our job to the best of our abilities and have been a true Watchdog for our clients.