Permitting is the most overlooked step in developing a project. Communities are littered with failed projects simply because the necessary permits were denied, were slow in coming, or required numerous modifications. Yet many GCs continue to treat permitting as afterthought. They put themselves -- and their clients -- into a deep hole before ever breaking ground.

For the past 25 years, Pacific West has placed a strong emphasis on being the quickest to markets with the necessary permits to commence construction, studying every variable, and always looking for new ways to become more efficient with governmental agencies. We have found ways to cut many months, in certain cases a year -- off the usual wait times of planning and issuance of permits.