Highest and best use… Opportunities and constraints strategically transformed
The commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional real estate markets value us as a trusted real estate advisor at every stage of the project lifecycle. In most real estate acquisitions and development projects, the goal is to realize an increase in the property value. To achieve it, you need to address complex site constraints, navigate regulatory and entitlement issues, and receive timely and valuable due diligence. That’s where we come in. When you work with our team of market experts, you gain access to a full complement of assessment, evaluation, design, technical, regulatory and construction insight — all working together to help you achieve your goals.
Your go-to partner for all your real estate needs
We provide comprehensive services for the full lifecycle of real estate: from acquisition and development, through construction and maintenance. Our design, construction, LEED®-accredited, and green infrastructure-certified professionals deliver “buildable” and “permittable” solutions that promote sustainability and healthy, safe, and functional environments.
Additionally, CEC’s civil, geotechnical, structural, and transportation engineering; landscape architecture; planning; survey and geospatial; ecological; environmental; and water resources services have helped us earn the trust of our clients by increasing their market competitiveness, asset appreciation, and valued return on investment.
Your CEC Expert:
Adele M. Beaves, P.E.
Real Estate Lead
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Adele M. Beaves, P.E.
Ms. Beaves is a registered Professional Engineer and Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) where she serves as the corporate leader of the Real Estate Market Group. As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices. As a market group leader, she is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Real Estate submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Ms. Beaves uses her 20 years of experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, to guide CEC’s activities within the Real Estate market. This includes focusing on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.
Ms. Beaves has significant experience in designing and managing the development of commercial real estate projects. She has served as the overall project manager for numerous large, multi-disciplinary land development projects, leading a team of managers, staff, and sub-consultants to design, permit, and construct projects with challenging development objectives and complex site constraints. Ms. Beaves serves as the primary point of contact with the client and ownership team, key stakeholders, regulatory personnel, and external team members throughout the life of a project.
Ms. Beaves has a proven record of performance in assessing site development feasibility; implementing creative site grading, stormwater management, utility, and water quality designs; driving entitlement schedules; and developing construction sequencing for multi-phase projects. She typically leads the municipal site plan approval process and is highly experienced in making public plan, zoning, and variance request presentations.