Real Estate Consulting

From feasibility and planning, through pre-construction and project delivery – we make projects happen.

Our Services

Financial & Risk Analysis

Simplifying the complex

We assist clients to better understand cash flows, capital requirements, project costs, returns, and risks — ensuring that they have the information needed to make informed decisions and move forward successfully.

Pre-Development Planning

Before shovels hit the ground

We identify and align clients’ goals and vision with market conditions, financial projections, design, hard & soft costs, financing, and project-delivery methods — setting the course for a successful project.

Owners Representation

From concept to completion

We represent clients’ interests throughout the building process, from financing and feasibility through pre-construction, construction, and closeout to maximize client value and minimize project risk.

Construction Loan Monitoring

From loan closing through occupancy

We protect banks, lenders, and financial institutions from the risks inherent in construction lending — by providing plan and cost reviews, construction loan inspections, and funds control.

Expert Witness

Critical insight and reasoned analysis

We support litigators with expertise in real estate finance, market research, planning, development and construction performing expert reports, depositions, and witness testimony.

Our Projects

About Us

Cornerstone works alongside clients, representing their interests through every phase of analysis, planning and construction — to maximize value and minimize risk.

Jonathan Stern, MBA, M.Arch, LEED AP, PMP
As lead consultant and principal, Jonathan brings 20+ years experience and expertise in real estate finance, architecture, project management, development and strategic planning – to every client engagement. His unique dual-Masters degree in Architecture and Business enables him to see each client’s project and needs in a broad perspective, and to provide clear, decisive insights and management that move projects forward.

Goals for Each Client Engagement

  • Ensure that clients get it right upfront, before shovels are in the ground, to avoid costly mistakes and missed opportunities.
  • Focus on working with clients throughout, to: identify the market; evaluate financial objectives and cash flows; establish project goals; select the right team of designers, contractors and consultants; and implement realistic project scope, budget, schedule and project delivery method.
  • Manage the building process and represent our clients’ interests from concept through completion, providing management oversight and facilitation, so that they can stay focused on their core business and mission.
  • Provide critical analysis and clear answers, so that clients can make informed decisions and better understand the key factors impacting their project or organization.
  • Strive to assist our clients to have truly great projects that are, not only cost effective and profitable, but also vibrant, transformative and catalytic.

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