Guide to Help Owners Draft More Functional and Profitable Site Plans

Marsh & Partners Publishes a Site Plan Guide Aimed At Helping Project Owners More Effectively Direct Their Civil Engineer’s Land and Site Planning Efforts


Matt Marsh, founding partner of Marsh & Partners, today announced that the firm has published a site plan guide for small business owners and developers, titled "7 Key Tips for Your Civil Engineer to Create an Effective Site Plan and Avoid Common Mistakes."

"Real estate developers have to wear many different hats during a project. And most of them aren't engineers by trade - they lack the technical expertise to draft the project's site plan and relevant construction drawings," said Marsh. "Your civil engineer will be the one responsible for executing the overall site planning efforts. But owners often don't adequately articulate their vision for the project, leading to friction during pre-development."

The guide covers several points of key guidance that every project owner should give their civil engineer before ever putting pen to paper. Too often, the real estate development industry lacks a focus on information sharing. Marsh & Partners is again taking a radical approach to challenging the status quo by making this guide available to help business owners and developers achieve more positive outcomes.

Owner-occupied real estate is a very misunderstood asset class. Small business owners are frequently stymied by industry-specific lingo and the time and expertise required to execute successfully. Even experienced real estate developers get lulled into complacency because of previous successes. The site plan guide offers a course correction for all project owners - based on real-world civil engineering and development best practices.

"Business owners that try to self-manage their own development frequently give their civil engineer too much latitude," Marsh adds. "In building this guide, our goal is to help connect the dots for owners between efficient and cost-effective site plan development and an owner's vision, operational business needs, and financial return parameters."

The site plan concept phase is the opportunity for a project owner to craft their vision for a development. But a blank canvas can lead to tunnel vision, or worse, an inefficient and unaffordable horizontal construction budget. This guide, and Marsh & Partners' expertise in the real estate development process, offers a roadmap for business owners and developers to landowners and investors to make more functional and cost-effective site and land planning decisions. 

The guide is available for free download here.


About Marsh & Partners:  It's past time for real estate to change to meet investors, developers, and small business owners' needs and expectations. COVID has changed the market parameters, and Marsh & Partners is disrupting the execution. Marsh focuses on value creation through development, and digs deep into the investment and business goals to align not only property and project selection, but structure, ownership and financing to help achieve the goals. Founding partner Matt Marsh was born in NC, and brings the experience and perspective of years as a US Army Infantry Officer and his Wake Forest University Business School education to every client engagement.


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