A consumer products company reached out to Cresa for their Oakland headquarters restack to fill the project management role being vacated mid project. Cresa took on an internal role, collaborating closely with distanced IT department, local facilities staff, and other stakeholders. Their real estate goal was to reduce costs by consolidating office space while maintaining existing staff headcount and attracting new employees. The design goal was to develop a modern workplace that felt like home utilizing the elements developed in their national offices that encourage community and inclusivity.
Cresa was the local “boots on the ground” for the remote leadership team bringing clarity, direction and follow through to the project. Our Project Manager tightly managed the budget, monitored the contractor’s schedule, and coordinated the owner vendors. We built relationships with internal stakeholders, made sure stakeholder’s needs were integrated in the process, and managed the project utilizing Smartsheet and Box notes. Cresa partnered with the design team, the general contractor, the furniture dealer, and other vendors to keep project on track when stop work and remobilization was necessary during the COVID- 19 crisis. Ultimately, the focus was simple – create a modern ‘home like’ space that attracts the best talent from the Bay Area.