Say Hello to HOA – Developer Services Deep Dive

Murow Development Consultants (Murow DC) has the experience, resources and team members (with over 45 industry professionals) to serve various aspects of a Homeowner Association Community.  We align our expertise with your needs to form a strategy to ensure the development team is supported and served well – from the…
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Say Hello to HOA – Murow Speaks HOA

Murow Development Consultants (Murow DC) have served many communities, utilizing our team of 45+ industry professionals, providing services for various aspects of a Homeowner Association.  Murow DC has several strategic segments, with one of those being a committed division for any and all items involving HOAs | Community Associations.  We…
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Dry Utilities Helpful Hint – Holiday Moratorium

With the holidays quickly approaching, the City of Los Angeles expects to experience heavier amounts of traffic flow throughout the city. In order to mitigate traffic buildup, they are enacting the Holiday Moratorium. If you have any construction being done in the public right of way, your project may be…
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Dry Utilities Helpful Hint – LADWP Staging Area

For years, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has allowed for the transformer staging area to be located in the public right-of-way, but due to safety concerns, they are now asking for additional space inside private property. The staging area is in addition to the space and clearances…
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Know What’s Expected – Non-Responsive Bids

Ever heard of a bid being rejected for not being filled out on the correct form? It may seem unusual but in the world of Public Works bidding it is very common. The phrase Non-Responsive is extremely important when it comes to public bidding. What is a Responsive bid? Quite…
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Always Be Prepared – Prevailing Wage Determinations

When preparing for a project that falls under Prevailing Wage Requirements, it can sometimes feel like you need a secret decoder ring to decipher an employee’s Wage Determination. Hopefully we can clear up this mystery for you. Your project’s Wage Determination Period is determined by when the project was first…
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We’d Love to Help! – Key Processes of a Successful Reimbursement

There are several essential elements of a project with a public financing component – but none more important than the mandate of having to: adhere to public bidding requirements (to reinforce local competition and obtain competitive pricing), paying prevailing wages (evidence that all were paid properly), and maintaining accurate accounting…
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Let’s Bond! – Building Relationships with Agencies During Bond Exoneration

One of the most integral aspects of the bond exoneration process is building relationships with the employees at the agency listed as the obligee of the bond(s) for your project.  These relationships include inspectors, engineers planners, employees at the counter and anyone you meet associated with the project.  The importance…
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Just Ask Us! – Land Use Entitlement

Land use entitlement requires a wide array of knowledge, experience, and the ability to connect with people. The entitlement process will likely include a local jurisdiction, such as a City or County, or in some cases another entity such as a Port Authority, or possibly the Federal Government, or other…
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Leading the Pack – Benefits of a Constructability Review

What is Constructability Review? A constructability review is an independent and structured review of construction bid documents by construction professionals to make certain that the work requirements are clear, the documents are coordinated, and the documents aid the contractor in bidding, construction and project administration to result in minimal impacts…
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