Every business and organization addresses capital and operational planning differently. Some really have no plan, others focus on short-term or annual factors and some take the long view of owning and operating as an investment.
Many businesses maintain aggressive control of their operating costs and business operations but do not view the investment in their facilities in the same way. They may be short-term owners or they may lease their facilities.
NGOs, Non-profits, hospitals, schools, churches and other institutional owners are often no different in their view of sustaining operations first; and what those operations are varies with each organization. However, there is one commonality between all different types of organizations and purposes: They require reliable, functional and safe facilities to work in.
While in business the means of identifying opportunities in facilities is investment driven, most often in not-for-profit organizations it becomes a matter of reactionary decision-making. This leads to necessary work being delayed to the point of crisis or absolute necessity. When this critical point arrives, what would have likely been a financially efficient decision will cost a premium and will likely lack the scope that an informed and strategic effort would have been able to provide. When this happens the very cost they are seeking to contain now is higher and unavoidable.
- Real Property Analysis
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis
- Capital Reserve Studies
- Energy Auditing
- Maintenance and Operations Budgets
- Integrated Project Management