Projects must be managed.On success.
- Project management
- Expert opinions
- Technical real estate consulting
- Organisation, information,
coordination and documentation
- Qualities and quantities
- Costs and financing
- Dates, capacities and logistics
- Contracts and insurance
Any real estate project is characterised by its uniqueness, complexity and interdisciplinarity, whereby different requirements are to be defined for each project. For this reason, any project is always executed before targets are set with regard to time, financial, HR and legal resources. Project management is responsible for implementing these targets.
In many countries, real estate projects are managed by companies in the sense of project management. There are different approaches regarding the scope of services and the specific contents of the services, however. For us it is decisive that your project is executed successfully. To do this, we coordinate our scope of services individually with you.
Following the recommendations of the “Deutsche Verband der Projektmanager in der Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft (DVP)” [German Association of Project Managers in the Construction and Real Estate Industry], we structure and organise our projects according to the five project stages recommended by the DVP with their associated five areas of action, where possible.
For us, project control includes delegable services, which we can take over in a staff function in the position of the client when managing projects with several specialist areas.
In addition to project control, we are increasingly taking on project management services by assuming the project management function as well as adapting classic building contractor tasks for both private and public clients.
Besides the classic fields of activity (deadlines, costs and quality), we also offer additional services in the following areas:
- Change management
- Risk management
- Resource management
- Process management
- Project, planner and construction contracts
- Technical amendments, time impact analysis
- Invoicing in structural and civil engineering
- Opinions, private and court reports
- Mediation, adjudication
Various contracts are designed, negotiated, concluded and fulfilled
for all kinds of projects. On the one hand we deal with the management
of contractual relations, and on the other with the contracts and their
management. In detail, we perform the following services for you:
- Analysis and structuring of service scope and content
- Review of the services when contract is fulfilled
- Determination of remuneration or payment
- Following up on claims and invoices
- Analysis, determination and following up on deadlines and periods
- Active counter-measures in case contract is deviated from
- Documenting the important steps to fulfil the contract
- Contract administration and archiving
Projects with a high risk of numerous changes require change-order management, in order to minimise the processing times and therefore open claims as well as the potential for disputes using process optimisation.
A modular change-order management makes it possible to achieve the following goals in a transparent and successive way:
- Decision-making sovereignty through optimised provision of information and reporting on contracts and contract changes
- prompt evaluation and negotiation of claims
- Reduction of conflict potential
- Creation of audit-proof documentation
Expert services / reports
Increasing deadline and cost pressure leads to conflicts between clients and contractors which put the success of the project in doubt. We seek to consensually resolve conflicts by mediation and moderation procedures. If a mutual solution can no longer be achieved in a project, KVL is also available to draw up construction reports and performance assessments, which are compiled by publicly appointed and sworn in experts for the specialist areas “construction project management, construction pricing and invoicing in structural and civil engineering”.
real estate consulting
- Feasibility studies, requirement and use concept
- Project controlling
- Costs and financing
- Due Diligences / transaction consulting
- Project development
Besides the actual “building contractor” which will be represented by its project management, other parties involved in the project, like banks and investors or the later users, have a necessity for information and control with regard to the project goals specified.
In order to ensure the project aims are met, we carry out independent controls in parallel to the project during both planning and execution for them. The results will be summarised in clear reports and contain recommendations for measures to be taken in order to achieve the contractually agreed project aims.
We are happy to provide support for upcoming optimisation processes on the basis of our diverse project experiences. We help to join and add to the existing building blocks of the organisation in a way that produces a functioning and harmonious overall appearance.
Real estate investments are connected with economic risks which are often not transparent for the purchaser due to a large number of factors which influence value.
Due diligence is a particular form of checking real estate, companies and portfolios. Unlike classic valuation according to the valuation regulation / directive, in the case of due diligence, for example, potentials and risks regarding the location and the utilisation mix are also taken into consideration. Tax and legal aspects also play a role.
Due diligence by KVL provides a solid foundation for decision-making.
In the course of our activities in the individual projects in various areas of service, we have built, optimised and refined our own software solutions, step by step.
In this way, our internal IT supports the projects with efficient, transparent and high-quality project management and continually innovative solutions.
Feasibility Studies, Requirement
and Utilisation Concepts,
The purpose of feasibility studies is to create an objective, methodologically sound, and expertly founded basis for decision making. Regardless of whether an economically feasible utilisation concept is to be developed for an existing property, or a project idea is to be realised on an optimal property that is yet to be found, our feasibility studies include the following components, as a rule:
- Market/location analysis and prognosis (macro-, meso-, and microlocation), accounting for hard and soft factors in the course of cost-utility analyses
- Market research and analysis (consumers/clients and competing offers)
- Development of product and utilisation concepts, including function, space and equipment programmes
- Pre-planning concept, i.e., design implementation of the objectives of the function and space programmes
- Investment and rentability analysis based on sound cost calculation
- Risk analysis
This practical handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant components of the German Construction Tendering and...
This practical handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant components of the German Construction Tendering and Contract Regulations Part B (VOB/B) and the additional regulations of the German Civil Code (BGB) with regard to the topic of ‘interrupted construction progress’, serving as an introductory volume for construction lawyers and as a constant companion for construction professionals. Numerous graphs and flow charts contribute to the structure and clarity of the contents, making it easy for reader to orient themselves and use the book as a reference in case of specific questions.
Delays or excessive construction times are one of the main problems facing construction projects. This is a complex subject, both...
Delays or excessive construction times are one of the main problems facing construction projects. This is a complex subject, both in practical and legal terms, involving construction engineering, construction business management and construction law. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach, explaining problem areas based on practical examples from numerous case studies. The diverse team of authors, consisting of legal experts and construction managers, ensures a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective.
From the contents
- Planning and Controlling Construction Progress
- Financial and Scheduling Impacts of Interrupted Construction Progress
- Handling Construction Time During the Construction Process
- Cooperation of Lawyers and Construction Business Managers/Engineers
Systematic project management is the basis for successful completion of construction plans with regard to financial, scheduling...
Systematic project management is the basis for successful completion of construction plans with regard to financial, scheduling and technological goals.
The authors provide clear answers to these questions: What does project management mean exactly? Which types of services does it entail and what is its basis in law? The book provides readers with a thorough description of methods, from the initial project idea to project completion.
For optimal management of processes, planning and realisation of construction sites, all the basics of management are explained using numerous illustrations and practical examples. The authors also devote a separate chapter to the topic of ‘Information and Communication in Construction Projects’ which discusses the use of new media.
This well-received book is designed to be an effective guide for future project work in construction. The fourth edition has been revised and updated (e.g. covering new guidelines such as AHO booklet 9, VOB, DIN 276, HOAI)
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Change-orders have long been seen as one of the most pressing and difficult topics in the course of carrying out construction contracts. Construction professionals and lawyers are confronted with questions and disputes every day which arise from demands for compensation due to changes with regard to the contractual relationship. The topic of change-orders is fraught with considerable legal misconceptions and misunderstandings. As a result, financial errors are practically inevitable.
That is why this book not only focusses on the latest legal standards, but also provides new solutions and perspectives, particularly with regard to the topics of ‘the legally binding force of change-order agreements’, ‘the option of refusing service in case of disputes about the basis and amount of compensation’, and proving claims of construction-time delays. Established German civil case law on drafting construction contracts is systematically presented so that the construction lawyer as well as the construction professional can determine whether at all their specific case constitutes grounds for initiating a compensation dispute. Additionally, the authors provide suggestions for usages and formulations to avoid legal uncertainties or to cite strategically in case of a dispute.
The book is an ideal guide for consultants working on complex construction plans, but is also helpful for establishing a basic understanding of the topic of change-orders.
The market for construction services has grown increasingly complex in recent years. More and more builders are demanding not only...
The market for construction services has grown increasingly complex in recent years. More and more builders are demanding not only traditional construction services but also resources for specific tasks, budgets and time frames. As such, companies are often no longer tendering for the construction of an architect’s pre-planned production work. Instead, they are seeking contractors who will take over planning, construction, operation of the building as well as production logistics for a specific period of time, all at a fixed price.
From the state’s point of view, commissions for realising public infrastructure, such as schools, hospitals and toll roads, have expanded considerably. The public-private partnership model, for example, also entails the organisation of the necessary preconditions for the constructions, installation of legal and operational structures, project financing, or the creation of management concepts as well as long-term project management. That means that a new market has emerged for construction-related services and the management of construction-related processes.
This book provides the latest information on this topic with regard to financing, planning and implementation of real estate projects.
Merely expanding existing buildings is no longer enough in this day and age. Today’s buildings have a life cycle.
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This book is written by construction engineers for construction engineers who work in the real estate industry. Each building is subject to a life cycle which produces costs. These foreseeable costs must be taken into consideration during future planning. The authors present a comprehensive and practical guide to all important management services that are essential to the successful planning, preparation and implementation of a real estate project.
Contractual conflicts in the construction industry are leading to ever-increasing levels of personal and financial strain. Lengthy...
Contractual conflicts in the construction industry are leading to ever-increasing levels of personal and financial strain. Lengthy legal proceedings inflict severe damage on professional and personal relationships, making future partnerships difficult, if not impossible.
To avoid these kinds of problems, mediation offers the possibility of resolving conflicts in an extrajudicial setting. The process is voluntary and consensus-based. All parties involved in the conflict also take part in the process. An impartial mediator supports the conflicting parties through a fair process of mutually developing a resolution. The mediator is responsible for expertly leading the process along the path to consensus. The mediation process usually results in a binding, executable agreement between the parties which settles the conflict. By proactively joining together to work out solutions, the parties are able to develop sustainable, long-term relationships with one another which extend far beyond the process itself.
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