The goal of site acquisition projects is to reach the real estate entitlements’ complete status. A comprehensive overview of taking a search area from its initial assignment to site selection was discussed in Division One. In Division Two, a discussion of taking the site location selected through processes to acquire space rights and local permit rights was presented. At this level, we review how we progressed through a project from one milestone to the next, project documentation close-out files, provide customer service, and recognize best practices for ongoing and future projects.
In this last certificate level, I will conclude by discussing project management concepts to consider, addressing closing out projects, and covering some potential situations after your involvement in the project ends. I’ll discuss some best practices to help track, expedite, and document the progress of events leading to acquiring all real property entitlements necessary to build and operate wireless infrastructure. Close-out procedures involve smoothly handing off the project to the construction manager and general contractor. Well-organized close-out documentation ensures the client has proper database information for the project and that you can respond to inquiries after the work is done. Finally, the site acquisition consultant remains the primary property owner and jurisdiction project contact regarding issues in many cases. You will need to be prepared for miscellaneous inquiries.