Multi-Family Residential

The success of a multi-family project depends upon having a capable and reliable consultant working with the development team to address the myriad of complexities involved in such an undertaking. Whether the project involves a luxury apartment, condominium, resort community, senior housing, or adaptive re-use, a host of practical, technical, and legal issues come into play. From initial site selection, feasibility, land use, zoning and entitlement, to choosing the right construction method and long-term operational costs, our clients understand that managing risks and achieving results requires experienced professionals with a proven track-record of success.

S&ME has developed significant technical expertise for several signature and award-winning multi-family projects around the U.S. S&ME understands the needs of multi-family residential developers and are able to deliver consistent quality of service that our clients come to expect.

The success of a project is often measured by its ability to overcome the numerous challenges and issues that arise during the design and execution of a project. S&ME takes pride in our proven experience to find creative, yet cost-effective solutions to difficult problems. We approach each project from a multi-disciplined perspective to ensure that projects proceed smoothly, on time, and within our client’s budget.

S&ME’s size and resource availability and our geographic reach into various regions of the U.S. allows us to quickly mobilize and execute services essential to fast-track delivery approaches. Our multi-disciplined professionals can support a complete array of consultant services including:

Due Diligence

  • Site selection/site survey/facility assessments
  • Permitting/entitlement and regulatory requirements/fees
  • Perform market area/economic feasibility analysis
  • Perform phase I and II environmental site assessments and preliminary wetlands research
  • Research utilities (water, electric, and gas) availability
  • Perform site investigation and condition assessments
  • Provide land surveying services
  • Perform initial geotechnical investigation


  • Develop and implement entitlement strategies
  • Perform review of land development regulations
  • Prepare strategies and timelines to achieve expedited entitlement/permitting
  • Serve as client representative during entitlement and permitting process
  • Assist in preparing developer agreements and negotiating acceptable terms with permitting authorities
  • Prepare traffic impact studies and traffic mitigation strategies

Site/Civil Design

  • Schematic and construction documents
  • Roadway access, intersections and circulation system designs
  • Site grading and drainage plans including a storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) and notice of intent (NOI)
  • Site utility plans
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • Water quality treatment design
  • Details and construction specifications
  • Softscape and hardscape designs
  • Sustainability, green development and LEED certification design

Construction Administration

  • Construction administration services
  • Periodic site observations, substantial completion, and final site reviews
  • Complete record drawings from contractor markups
  • Construction close out