Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

Boston, MA

DH Project Management's Scope

Project Time Frame:

Square Footage: 5,500

Project Type: Tenant Improvement Build-Out

Headcount: 45


Dowling Houy was hired as project director for this tenant Improvement project assignment, as owner’s rep for the client throughout the project. Dowling Houy contributed to the final stages of the lease and work letter negotiations, ensuring RIW’s best interests were met and the maximum dollars toward build out were obtained.

Contract Management

  • Created and updated the project’s schedule and budget
  • Led all project meetings
  • Supported:
    • IT planning
    • Floor plan development and approvals
    • Landlord relations
  • Managed RFP selection for architectural services
  • Negotiated enlarging the pool of landlord general contractors

Construction Management

  • Oversaw GC work throughout all construction phases including punch list

Furniture Procurement

  • Recommended and supported key furniture and technology (Cabling, Telephone, Security, A/V, etc.) vendors
  • Monitored furniture selection, scheduling, delivery, and installation through punch list
  • RFP selection for disposition/ liquidation of the former location’s assets
  • Created a detailed inventory and reuse plan for all furniture (only six new desks were purchased)
  • Procured services for refurbished workstations (at considerable savings to RIW) to supplement RIW’s existing workstation inventory
  • Helped obtain CAL 133 certificates for existing, refurbished, and new furniture
  • Provided CAD services for programming all furniture

Relocation Management

  • Created and issued the Mover RFP
  • Provided a detailed analysis of the bids to client
  • Negotiated the final terms of the contract and managed the mover throughout the process
  • Move implementation and post move management
  • Within a few weeks of relocating to the new facility, the Executive Director and Managing Partner both commented on how the new office was encouraging attorneys and staff to engage and work in more collaborative ways, and how much happier the firm’s atmosphere had become

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