raSmith provided development management services on a nationwide rollout program for Portillo’s restaurants. raSmith has a proven reputation for managing large real estate developments. Our land development services staff provided site investigation reports, civil engineering, landscape architecture, ALTA survey coordination, and civil peer review for more than 20 sites in five states (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Florida). Our depth of resources includes multiple teams addressing real estate projects on the same timeline. We also provided peer review for some sites that are being designed by other civil engineers.
raSmith was chosen for this nationwide rollout program because of our ability to properly facilitate due diligence and make sound site and real estate decisions. We adjust our project role based on our clients’ needs related to the structure of the real estate deal. Aspects of the real estate transaction that raSmith gets involved with include: educating the client as to when to walk away from a site based on site selection criteria and proposed construction costs; recommending how to proceed with survey, geotechnical and environmental; ensuring that a development complies with the responsibilities outlined in the developer’s agreement; providing assistance in the negotiation process concerning division of responsibilities and costs shared by the landlord and client; and more.
raSmith serves a trusted advisor to Portillo’s. Our goal is to help Portillo’s meet their goals for nationwide restaurant expansion and timely restaurant openings.
At raSmith, we value people and help employees grow within their careers. As our connection to the client, we encourage employees to be their creative best and support them in cultivating good ideas that solve our clients’ challenges. It’s the diversified experience and holistic perspective we bring that set us apart. We are creative beyond engineering.