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“Owner Representative” Physical Consulting Services Explained

The Denali Group’s Physical Consulting Services have been redefining the new start process for dentists for many past years. How has Denali been doing this? By concentrating on a long overlooked element in the necessary start-up or practice relocation team.

It’s called the “Owner Representative,” who oversees and brings together all the “Physical” logistics necessary to starting a new dental office.  The Owner Representative serves as your trusted ADVOCATE–your eyes and ears protecting all your interests on the entire site search, planning, and build-out of your new practice.

Your Largest Expense

The largest capital expense for a new start practice is everything that goes into the physical space and construction costs, regardless of whether it is a renovation of an existing building or new ground-up construction. By extension, this also is where there exists the largest opportunity to save money…a lot of money!

Although there are professionals in the new start industry who will tell you they “cover” those items in their package of services, our experience is that none are experts in real estate/construction project management AND dental space planning the way Denali is an expert. Our staff has built over 270 dental offices in the last fifteen years. From this experience we have found that others currently consulting in the new start process either do not cover important areas, or are not experts in necessary subjects, like construction drawing review, location due diligence, property existing conditions evaluations, value engineering, securing high tenant improvement allowances, lease negotiations and reviews, securing appropriate practice financing, completing cost segregation studies, construction build-out supervision, and/or overall project management.  All these areas, and many more, need to be at a high level of ability in order to yield significant savings, save time, and result in a quality end result. In short, the prevailing way start-up practices or relocation of existing offices are managed by current consultants and service providers leaves a lot of “money on the table.”  Denali’s “Owner Representation” services seek out maximum cost savings in many areas of the site location search, project planning, and physical build-out of a new office…and we deliver these savings to the benefit of the practitioner!

Single Point of Contact

Essentially, The Denali Group acts as the Single Point of Contact for all physical aspects of a new dental office project. By doing this, Denali takes managing the site selection, space layout design, pre-construction planning, and actual construction process to a whole new level.  It is a level which allows the practitioner to make highly informed decisions about their new office in a way that allows them to save enormous amounts of time and money.  And this is time which can be better put into operations and increasing actual production…and money which can be better used to acquire more equipment, market and build your practice, and provide extra cash reserves to your working capital account.

Denali is an expert at keeping a project on time, on budget, and within the desired scope of work. We take great care in ensuring a practitioner’s ultimate vision and goals are not only met, but exceeded!  Through well developed project management techniques perfected over many years of experience, we ensure that all construction related contractors, consultants, service providers, and material suppliers are in precise coordination and in timely communication.  And when small problems arise during construction (as they always will) we are experienced at making sure they do not become major problems—they get solved expeditiously and without delaying a project’s time schedule or upsetting the budget.

With a project Owner Representative who is a true impartial and objective advocate on your team, a dentist can relax by knowing you have the experience and expertise on your side to seek out significant cost and time savings in the design and physical build-out of your new practice. And the best part: our fees more than pay for themselves from cost savings…usually multiple times over!

Five Primary Functions Included in Physical Consulting Services

For more detailed descriptions of the five functions included in Denali’s Physical Consulting full-service package, please click on any of the below links to learn more (or on the similar links listed under the “Physical Consulting” tab on the Navigation Bar at the top of the page):