When it comes to current retail and commercial construction trends, we all know there aren’t a lot of new shopping centers under construction right now, or new office buildings under construction for that matter. Instead, landlords are focused on renovating shopping malls and remodeling office buildings to attract new tenants and entice existing tenants to […]
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I’ve been watching the Winter Olympics and can’t help but notice that many gold medal champions win by knowing just when to take advantage of a split-second opportunity to get ahead of their competition. It’s all about timing. The same can be said for all those savvy national retailers who are currently taking advantage of […]
Martin and Lewis. Simon and Garfunkel. Jordan and Pippen. While each half of these duos has been an independent success, there’s no denying two is often better than one. The same can be said of the relationship between commercial general contractor and subcontractor. We GCs may think we’re the star, but we all know the […]
As many of you may know, Englewood Construction recently completed Zara’s largest store in the United States at 700 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. For those familiar with Chicago, you may also know this store offers a prime corner location on the city’s famed Magnificent Mile. But what I want to do is tell you […]
I’ve got to ask, are you still competitively bidding the bulk of your commercial construction projects? Really, you are? Interesting….
Sure, I know there will always be developers who competitively bid all their projects, but from a construction cost and timeline perspective, it pays to negotiate with a designated general contractor versus requesting multiple bids on a construction project. And here’s why: