209 Prospect Place – Brownstone Renovation – Brooklyn, New York

209 Prospect Place

Client: Private

Laland Baptiste provided Owner’s Representation for the renovation of an existing three-story residential brownstone located in Brooklyn, New York. The proposed renovation included a complete gut and redesign of the 60-year-old dwelling. Laland Baptiste’s role included:

  • Providing oversight and coordination of the project from the owner’s perspective
  • Acting as an extension of the owner and solely representing the owner’s interests independent of the design professionals and general contractor.

For the renovation project, we provided an overview of and made recommendations on:

  • Design and scope
  • Contract matters
  • Budget adjustments
  • Proposed changes
  • Schedule changes
  • Time extensions
  • Resolution of problems or questions that arose
Apartments.com. (2019). Prospect Place [photo] – Townhouse for Rent in Brooklyn, NY | Apartments.com. [online] Available at: https://www.apartments.com/prospect-place-brooklyn-ny/9el82b5/.

Apartments.com. (2019). Prospect Place [photo] – Townhouse for Rent in Brooklyn, NY | Apartments.com. [online] Available at: https://www.apartments.com/prospect-place-brooklyn-ny/9el82b5/.

209 Prospect Place

Client: Private

Laland Baptiste provided Owner’s Representation for the renovation of an existing three-story residential brownstone located in Brooklyn, New York. The proposed renovation included a complete gut and redesign of the 60-year-old dwelling. Laland Baptiste’s role included:

  • Providing oversight and coordination of the project from the owner’s perspective
  • Acting as an extension of the owner and solely representing the owner’s interests independent of the design professionals and general contractor.

For the renovation project, we provided an overview of and made recommendations on:

  • Design and scope
  • Contract matters
  • Budget adjustments
  • Proposed changes
  • Schedule changes
  • Time extensions
  • Resolution of problems or questions that arose

The project site is located within a Historic District.

We provided guidance and assistance for the special approvals required for renovation to meet Historic District requirements. We also provided assistance and made recommendations to the architect in addressing the Historic District’s comments.

Because this is the client’s first development project, we walked them through the process of development, the key players, and what to expect at each stage from conceptual design to design and through construction. Using our experience and knowledge of the process, we were able to help avoid change orders and the submission of partial designs that would delay permit approvals. We also guided the client in the careful selection of items to avoid a potential delay in construction due to long lead production times.

Laland Baptiste worked with the owner, architect, and contractor. We provided the client with weekly updates on the project status and kept them apprised of communications with agencies and others contacted.

Read what our client has to say about the services provided:

“In business today, honesty is almost like a lost art. It’s important that you have someone who gives you the good, the bad and the ugly. While Laland Baptiste is a company and I’m their client, I feel like they’re truly a partner to me. It’s more than business. They have a vested interest in my project being completed. And the best part is I look forward to continuing to work with them on many more projects to come – if they’ll have me, that is!” – Client Quote