Creative Builds specializes in commercial construction, the business of building standard and creative office spaces, retail shops, hotels and mixed-use developments (urban development that blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional or industrial uses).

The Commercial Construction Environment

Commercial construction is primarily driven by both business cycles and population growth. As more people move into a given area demand increases for existing work space, schools, municipal buildings and retail stores, which become fully occupied – driving builders to build new spaces to meet the perceived demand. As the business cycle ramps up, new construction is ordered to provide space for workers and more frequent shoppers.

In San Diego, 2016 has brought strong demand and booming business and this growth is expected to continue into 2017. With the best performing commercial markets to be hotels (with a growth of 7.6%), office (17.5%) and retail (5.2%) as stated by the American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast.

Jaime Partners expect major growth in the East Village neighborhood, where Ball Park Village is expected to open and plans for a Park and Market have been approved – both mixed-use projects will house residential units, office and retail spaces. The East Village has also approved the construction of downtown San Diego’s first five-star hotel, the Ritz Carlton, and Whole Foods grocery store. Not to mention the expansion of the convention center and new multi-use stadium, depending upon the results from this month’s elections.

This growth in commercial construction doesn’t end there. The Marina District is also expected to break ground on the Navy Broadway Complex (a mixed-use project that will house office spaces, the west coast regional headquarters for the navy, hotels, a museum, a park and retail space) and Seaport Village will also be replaced with hotels and retail spaces.

Keys to Success

At Jaime Partners, our expertise has positioned us to take on various scales of commercial projects. The range includes tenant improvements, start-up offices, restaurants, retail, duty-free spaces, multi-family developments, and industrial spaces. We’ve done enough projects of this nature that we’ve crafted a consistent routine and a proven builder and construction management process.

Our project approach is jointly developed with the client’s staff and the architects to specifically meet their unique project needs.

  • Pre-Construction Phase – Jaime Partners offers the most comprehensive pre-construction services and technical support staff for the project. Our extensive knowledge of estimating, scheduling, value engineering, code compliance, constructability and local construction requirements and governmental approvals makes us a valuable choice for building programs. We develop request for proposals/qualifications for consultants, contractors and suppliers.

  • Bidding Phase – construction performance rests with the subcontractors and suppliers who build the facility. Our extensive experience and skills in planning and managing the bidding process assures the quality of construction, the bid price and the time taken to do the work. We use only pre-qualified contractors and subcontractors lessening the risk to clients and guaranteeing the quality we demand.

  • Construction Phase – our experience with local contractors and subcontractors and suppliers in addition to our specialized management capabilities is critical in coordinating, leading, motivating and supporting the contractors and subcontractors to get the results we have promised.

  • Site Management – full time site managers supervise all activities as well as monitor quality control. The team we assign is experienced and has the expertise to efficiently and effectively execute the work.

We have a proven record of completing commercial construction projects on time, on budget and with the highest quality standards, and have extensive experience in the San Diego market. Our process works, but we’ll let our projects speak for themselves!