November 8, 2021 | NorthStar

Setting unrealistic budgets and/or timelines

If you have ever had a house built, or you’ve heard the stories of those who have, you’ve at least had exposure to how quickly/easily/frequently budgets and timelines can change….

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November 3, 2021 | NorthStar

Hiring a GC based on cost

Hiring a General Contractor based on cost is a risky proposition.  It seems that we have all purchased the low-cost item simply because it was the cheapest and later regretted…

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October 25, 2021 | NorthStar

Signing a contract before understanding your constructions costs

Just before COVID hit, two partners found a great location with plenty of parking for their new 6k sf events center.  In their excitement, they rushed to sign a contract…

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October 19, 2021 | NorthStar

Certificate of Occupancy Challenges

Assuming that a property will qualify for a Certificate of Occupancy just because there is or was a tenant in the space before you. We are all familiar with the…

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October 4, 2021 | NorthStar

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Leasing New Business Facilities

Mistake 1: Trying to Do-It-Yourself Consider this recent DIY horror story and the lessons learned: The scenario: A very successful business lady had just leased a new office space. She…

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