Sourcing our Real Estate expertise to guide our partners to project success
Our Project Management services began from necessity. We recognized that projects within the landscape of homelessness required nuance to achieve success. Critical pieces such as enhanced fire/life safety requirements, stringent building requirements and increased ADA conditions are incorporated from the outset of all projects. At DAECO, we approach projects with a measure twice and cut once philosophy.
- Feasibility study
- Property Assessments
- Schematic Design
- Cost Estimation
Projects Types Managed
- Motel Conversions
- Emergency Homeless Shelter
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- Board & Care
- Fire/Life Safety
- Supportive services design
- Adaptive Reuse
The DAECO Way
Our Innovative Approach
We provide end to end services to our clients from concept to completion. We pride ourselves on guiding our clients through the complicated spaces of development and construction in the landscape of homelessness. The DAECO Project Management team is detailed-oriented and consistently monitoring the 3 key aspects of all projects- cost, schedule and scope of work.
The DAECO team has extensive experience in adaptive reuse of various property types for the purpose of housing for the homeless. We believe adaptive reuse is a key tool in reducing homelessness and have direct project management experience in the arena. This strategy presents distinctive requisites such as change of use or change of occupancy; the DAECO team’s breadth of project experience is uniquely valuable for our clients at this stage. The goal of the DAECO team is to ensure the right strategy is developed, the appropriate project team is assembled and the project plan is executed with meticulous oversight.
Project Management with the DAECO team includes an operational perspective; we understand the physical needs of a site from the service provider vantage point. This is critical to reducing construction time and budget by preventing costly change orders at project end.
How we can help
Our team has wide-ranging experience with motel/hotel conversions for housing. From project monitoring over 10 motel conversions through Certificate of Occupancy to direct project management for ownership entities; our team understands the challenges to execute these projects and guide our clients through this process.
Allows our team to facilitate meeting urgent housing needs at an accelerated timeframe and decreased costs than traditional new construction methods. Highly effective, methodical approach to identifying real estate that lends itself well for conversion to housing.
Supportive services design
We conceptualize spaces with services at the forefront. We understand what providers need from the physical space to best support clients. Common spaces, access to the outdoors and other amenities are critical to the goal of supporting the unhoused in our communities. We rely on trauma-informed design principles.
The DAECO process to site selection is led by determining the best use a site and connecting it to the right program need. Our team is immersed in the homelessness space with access to many programs in need of building opportunities. We are consistently active in site selection throughout Los Angeles county and vet potential sites through feasibility.
“Within the Los Angeles supportive housing space, Justin has unparalleled expertise navigating the real estate and development processes. His decades-long experience and problem-solving mindset uniquely position him to move forward the most innovative projects. Moreover, Justin’s professionalism, creativity and tenacity set him apart as a leader and invaluable partner.”
Chief Program Officer, AMRF
“As the leader of a fast-paced nonprofit housing organization and a 22-year veteran in California housing, I’ve worked with Justin and the DaeCo team for over a decade to close a range of innovative, often complex licensed care home, affordable housing, interim housing and master leasing deals. Justin’s work ethic, subject matter expertise, and dedication to providing his clients with quality real estate agent services as well as above-and-beyond technical assistance are quite frankly second to none.”
CEO, Brilliant Corners