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, a principal with CEC, has nineteen years of civil engineering experience in designing and managing the development of commercial real estate projects throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. 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 is 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. Her areas of technical expertise include site development feasibility studies, site layout and land planning, stormwater management and water quality design, site grading, erosion and sediment control design, utility design, regulatory permitting, cost estimating, and QA/QC procedures. Ms. Beaves is also the Corporate Real Estate Market Group Lead for CEC, guiding business development efforts and promoting growth in CEC’s real estate project portfolio in all offices.