John Patelski, Executive Vice President of Ghafari, and Samir Emdanat, developer of vPlanner, will present vPlanner at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Small Scale Development Council (SSDC) meeting in Chicago on November 6, 2013. The presentation, entitled "Profit Through Design and Construction - Part 2", will pick up from John Patelski's presentation at a previous council meeting in Charlotte, where he discussed how the latest technology, hardware and software are being utilized to streamline planning, design, engineering and construction.
The Chicago presentation suggests that the solution to current economic challenges is to be more efficient and work smarter with the latest tools. Potential tenant(s) will commit, but not pay rent above market. Margins are thin to start. Lenders are cautious. The project has potential only if design and construction costs can be contained and schedules can be committed to and delivered upon on time and within budget.