Real Estate

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

(412) 249-3151

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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.

What We Do

CEC is recognized for delivering innovative design solutions and integrated expertise in air quality, civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, survey/geospatial, waste management, and water resources.

Air Quality

To help you keep up with regulatory requirements, new or old, our multidisciplinary team of air quality experts provides comprehensive consulting and measurement services…

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Civil Engineering

Leveraging decades of experience, CEC’s civil engineering team is set apart by the expertise of principled engineers who understand the elements of good design.

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Client Support Services

Superior client service means delivering for our clients in ways that exceed their expectations. We provide the support they need to meet their business objectives.

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Ecological Sciences

Our ecological sciences practice delivers comprehensive services that address the wide range of ecological issues that may confront your project…

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Environmental Engineering and Sciences

For your project to succeed, managing environmental liabilities, regulatory obligations, risk management, and environmental stewardship is critical.

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Survey + Geospatial

Our team of experienced surveyors and geospatial specialists has the expertise and technologies to capture the information you need.

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Waste Management

As a leader in waste management, we bring together the expertise and resources you need to minimize waste and maximize assets.

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Water Resources

With expertise at all phases of the water cycle, our team can help advance your project with innovative and sustainable solutions.

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