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Our fee development approach helps each client manage their time and money effectively by providing all services necessary to manage each phase of the development process.

Below are the steps required for most projects. If you'd like more information on how we would work to meet your needs, please contact us.

Needs Analysis

We evaluate the client's needs to determine the size, type of building, and location best suited for the project.

  • Location and accessibility requirements
  • Facility square footage
  • Utility service needs
  • Building construction type
  • Specific office needs
  • Fire/life safety requirements


Land Acquisition

Leonard Development Company assists the client in locating viable land options for developing their project.

  • Assist the client's broker in negotiating the land site
  • Assess available utility services
  • Evaluate zoning
  • Analyze environmental conditions
  • Conduct financial feasability analysis

As an additional service, we can facilitate financing for the project.


    Design Development

    We conduct a feasibility analysis and manage the overall design of the project and its various components including, but not limited to:

    • Locating and negotiating a contract with a prequalified architect
    • Design research
    • Preliminary design
    • Tenant needs analysis
    • Architecture, civil and structural engineering
    • Final design, development of construction documents, and value engineering
    • Interview general contractors for negotiated contract or bid process


    Entitlement Processing

    Leonard Development Company offers significant value to each project by demystifying this complicated process, including:

    • Manage the entitlement process from “design review” through permit issuance
    • Represent the client at any design review, planning commission or city council hearing
    • Manage any required studies such as EIR or traffic impact studies
    • Negotiate all permit and fee expenses including but not limited to:
      • Building permit fees
      • Planning fees
      • Traffic impact fees
      • Sewer impact fees
      • School district fees
      • Utility connection fees
      • Storm drain fees


    Construction Management

    We schedule and manage regular construction meetings, closely monitor project progress, troubleshoot issues, and act as liaison to all parties involved in the construction process, from the lender to the general contractor.

    Leonard Development Company is capable of managing any phase of the development process. Our team is ready to assess requirements and build the facility specific to your needs.




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