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MC | Diagnostic Analysis

National Apartment Developer

National Apartment Developer

For a national apartment developer, RealFoundations professionals evaluated the student housing process and defined possible property management opportunities.

Objective

  • Understand property management systems used within the student housing market
  • Understand how student housing property management differs from conventional property management
  • Gain insight into the general market activities within the student housing sector to better understand position in that market

Involvement

  • Conducted process assessment work session for client’s student housing in order to document current state property management process
  • Developed system requirements from process assessment to review high-level property management solutions
  • Developed assessment of student housing property management best practices and industry trends
  • Generated list of potential property management applications which could effectively operate in the student housing property management industry

Multifamily Company

Multifamily Company

For a leading multifamily company, RealFoundations professionals assessed current state business processes and systems, identified and implemented selected improvement opportunities.

Objective

  • Perform current state assessment of processes, applications, data and reporting landscape
  • Determine opportunities for streamlining data flow and enhancing process efficiency
  • Develop and execute work plan to implement identified opportunities

Involvement

  • Analyzed current state processes, systems and applications
  • Identified improvement opportunities to enhance infrastructure, streamline processes and increase efficiency of data flow
  • Developed decision analysis methodology and detailed business cases with cost/benefit analysis to determine which alternative(s) to implement
  • Created, managed and executed high level workplan to implement selected alternatives

Private Regional Homebuilder

Private Regional Homebuilder

For a private regional homebuilder, RealFoundations managed a business and systems diagnostic and alternatives analysis project.

Objective

  • Evaluate current operations and identify short- and long-term opportunities for improvement
  • Define high level operational and financial requirements, and identify solution alternatives based on the requirements
  • Facilitate the solution statement of direction for a homebuilding financial and operational application that best meets the business requirements of the client

Involvement

  • Conducted facilitated work sessions with land, product design, sales, design center, purchasing, construction, accounting, customer service and executive management personnel to define the current state processes and business issues
  • Summarized the business findings and recommended improvement opportunities
  • Identified solution alternatives and industry trends
  • Facilitated the final solution Statement of Direction with order-of-magnitude costs to implement the recommended solution

Planned Community Builder

Planned Community Builder

For a private builder of master planned communities, RealFoundations conducted a systems diagnostic and solution alternatives analysis project.

Objective

  • Evaluate current systems and processes and identify improvement opportunities
  • Identify financial and operational solution alternatives based on the client’s particular requirements
  • Provide high-level analysis of each alternative

Involvement

  • Conducted interviews with land, product design, purchasing, sales, construction, finance and accounting, customer service and executive management personnel to define the current state systems, processes and business issues
  • Summarized the business findings and provided specific recommendations for improvement to help resolve business issues
  • Leveraged industry expertise to provide an introduction to homebuilder applications and present solution alternatives based on the client’s specific needs
  • Provided high-level strengths, weaknesses and order of magnitude cost and implementation effort for each alternative
  • Presented findings to executive mangement