BLOCK53 | Our Services
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BLOCK53‘s core service is as Owner’s Representative. We act on our client’s behalf to ensure that their project is successful. Each client and each project is different. We provide a complete range of services for clients with varying needs, from comprehensive representation for the owner with assets but limited development experience to a tailored suite of services for the owner seeking to augment their capabilities.




Pro forma analysis

Project budgets

Financing negotiation

Loan justification

The core of any profitable development venture rests on a foundation of experience and an informed set of assumptions. BLOCK53 lays the groundwork for successful projects by crafting responsible project budgets and development pro formas. Our experience in a broad range of construction types, delivery methods, and operations allow us to to set realistic expectations that produce value for our clients.




Feasibility analysis

Zoning and code analysis

Market position analysis

Entitlements, approvals, and permitting coordination

Concept design

Design charettes and public outreach

Investor packets

We help our client’s define their project’s scope, scale, and ambition with an eye to meet market position, satisfy code requirements, and obtain their financial goals. Drawing on our experience, BLOCK53 cuts through the complexity to reveal the hidden implications of timing, building material selection, and construction techniques to ensure fair and clear comparisons of project options.




Early design conceptualization

Design team selection

Consultant scope, schedule, and fee review

Schematic design review

Design development review

Construction document phase review

Consultant team management

Owner-consultant coordination

BLOCK53 grew out of the architecture and engineering fields. From creating initial design concepts to hiring a design team to reviewing documents for permitting and bidding, we manage the entire process to bring an owner’s vision to a constructible reality.


Assembling the right design team and supporting them with quality consultants is crucial to a project’s success. We know the design process and understand the capabilities and limitations of an architect. Key to our approach is establishing a collaborative relationship with the project team members and working with them get to get the most out of their efforts.




Project delivery method selection

Bidding documents preparation

Identify, solicit and select contractors

Review and qualify bids

Construction contract review

Conduct OAC meetings

Coordinate submittals, RFIs, and other documents

Change order review and approval

Pay application review

Progress monitoring and scheduling

Anticipate potential design, schedule, and construction conflicts

Project closeout assistance and management

As a project transitions from design to reality, important details can get lost in translation. BLOCK53 helps manage these crucial moments, from determining the best project delivery method and executing the right construction contract to overseeing the final steps to acquiring a certificate of occupancy. During construction, the primary goal is to get the design team and construction team to work together seamlessly. We understand the languages of each discipline and ensure that vital communication takes place. Once construction begins, even the best-laid plans need field adjustment. With the bottom line in mind we evaluate each scenario on its merits and advise on solutions.