Dyer Sheehan Group personnel have more than six decades combined professional experience in all aspects of the real estate development and entitlement process, from site selection & initial project feasibility assessments, development team assemblage, and project conceptualization; through entitlement and construction permit processing.
Whatever your specific development service need, we are ready and able to assist you in getting your project evaluated, designed, approved, and market ready. At DSG, we work with our clients in whatever capacity meets their individual needs, be it focused research and analysis, strategic problem solving, or comprehensive project management.
Effective project management requires attention to detail and in-depth experience in a wide range of disciplines, including: market analysis, development team selection & management, project conceptualization & design, land use & construction codes, entitlement & construction permit processing, governmental & community relations, strong time management and interpersonal skills.
DSG is well versed and highly experienced in all aspects of the development process, and has successfully provided project planning and management services for a wide range of clients, including some of the nation’s largest developers, builders, and public institutions, as well as regional and local developers & property owners.
Land Use & Development Entitlement Permit Processing
The ability to understand and navigate the multi-layered requirements of zoning and land use regulations (along with related agency policies and procedures) is critical in securing development entitlements. DSG employs a strategic and comprehensive approach to the land use and development entitlement permit process. We have an extensive and proven track record of success, and strive to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient pathways to project approval.
One of the most effective ways to ensure a smooth and efficient path for discretionary entitlement approvals is to consult with the ultimate decision makers early and often throughout the process. Once specific preferences and priorities are understood, they can often be incorporated into the project design, enhancing support for project approval. DSG facilitates a productive dialogue with City Staff, Councilmembers, Planning Commissioners, and other critical decision makers/community leaders, throughout the course of project conceptualization and entitlement permit processing.
Political decision makers and planning officials are sympathetic to neighborhood and community concerns, and as a result, project review and approval processes are often impacted by public comments and reactions to a proposed project. In many cases, initial neighborhood resistance and opposition can be mitigated (or even converted into project support) through honest communication, open discussion, and reasonable compromise.
DSG has a successful history of creating and implementing effective community outreach programs. Based upon specific circumstances, these programs can range from project presentations at regular meetings of neighborhood organizations, to the implementation of a comprehensive program involving multiple developer-hosted neighborhood meetings. Our goal is to identify and resolve issues in advance of formal public hearings for project approvals.
It is critically important to have an accurate assessment of potential project viability, both financially and politically, before making significant investment in project design and/or entitlement applications. No matter how appealing a development concept might seem to be, if the project is not designed to actually work in the marketplace, then it all may just end up as an expensive exercise.
DSG specializes in helping developers and property owners make crucial decisions regarding project feasibility, early in the development process. DSG has the necessary knowledge and detailed experience to examine and analyze critical economic & demographic data, and understand jurisdictional & political issues, in order to accurately assess the overall feasibility of a project proposal, and/or make specific recommendations regarding ways to enhance viability.
DSG has provided project feasibility assessments to a wide variety of clients including private and publicly traded development companies, public institutions, private trusts, local Housing Authorities, and non-profit affordable housing providers.