Forward-thinking and nimble, RL Edward Partners provides an objective source of information analysis for clients so they can make strategic decisions about development and construction projects.

We maximize team interaction, the sharing of ideas and organized workflow throughout all levels of the development team.

Our expertise in using an integrated project delivery method creates an open communication system that aligns all team members, raising levels of pride and collaboration as well as cost effective outcomes. With the use of the latest technology, we elevate quality control, asset and project management, attention to detail, and conformance on our projects. We use sophisticated methodologies for conflict and workflow issues and intelligent project forecasting to proactively mitigate potential issues. 

Our objective is to be fair, responsible and work with the highest level of professionalism with our partners.


RL Edward Partners is a boutique construction and development consulting firm focused on expert representation for clients and tailored services that maximize value-add to projects.

Our experience is well in excess of $2 billion worth in development ventures for our clients who are investors, lenders, owners, developers, tenants, and property managers. We co-partner with our clients in all aspects of the acquisition of necessary assets to build complex construction projects. 

We have the flexibility to provide turn-key project management services from entitlement through closeout or can quickly supplement project teams with specialized support from change order to schedule analysis. Though we are based in Chicago, we have in-house experience in major markets including New York, LA, DC, Boston, Minneapolis, and Cleveland, and can provide immediate management and oversight on projects across the country.

Our diverse backgrounds in development, general contracting, property management, and subcontracting have honed our skills in due diligence, preconstruction, oversight and reporting, and contract administration.

We’re hands-on and involved at ground level, delivering results with the highest standards.


Real Estate Investment Managers / Commercial Construction Lenders / Equity Investors – As an institutional advocate for our commercial real estate investment clients, RLE is engaged to protect, observe, notify, and report on your investment.  We utilize our expertise in building construction and real estate development to ensure investment interests are protected and our clients are kept informed with pertinent information.  

• Due Diligence
• Review of Agreements
• Budget Analysis
• Drawing and Specification Reviews
• Oversight & Management of Development Partner/GC
• Field Observation / Monitoring Compliance with Contract Documents
• Documentation & Reporting
• Pay Requisition Representation
• Schedule Evaluation
• Punch list Process Participation

Developers / Owners / Institutions -  RLE has the capacity to provide turn-key project management services for developers, property owners, and institutions or supplement existing construction staff with specialized support. 

• Program Management
• Turn-Key Project Management
• Advisement on Project Delivery Systems and Forms of Contract
• Facilitation of RFP Process for A/E, Contractor, Subcontractors, Consultants
• Contract Preparation
• Value Engineering
• Quality Control / Monitoring Compliance with Contract Documents
• Schedule Evaluation
• Estimating Services
• Change Order Analysis
• Supplemental Support
• Tenant Work Letters

Tenants – Working with commercial office tenants from inception, we can assist in the building evaluation, procurement, project management, and move-in.  We can manage and facilitate the design, construction, engineering, and FF&E teams to meet fast-track interior build-outs. 
• Building Evaluation
• Budgeting Building Options
• Landlord Work Letter Review
• Facilitation of RFP Process for A/E, Contractor, Consultants, FF&E
• Project Management
• Coordination Between Landlord, Tenant, and Contractor
• Value Engineering
• Leadership in Weekly Owner / Contractor Meetings
• Project Closeout

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Deep Foundation Records Reflect Groundbreaking Progress

Engineers favor deep foundations when there are very large design loads, poor soil at shallow depth or site constraints, such as adjacent structures. Many deep foundations are put in place by driven piles or drilled shafts. And most foundation contractors tend to specialize in one method or the other.

"I grew up in a pile-driving family," says Mike Wysockey, president of Thatcher Foundations Inc., Gary, Ind. "My father took over the firm, which was founded in 1946, in the early 1970s." The pile-driving "market in general has been picking up some, with bigger firms trying to muscle into the deep foundation market. Firms are chasing the work really hard."

Thatcher performs mostly building work, as well as sheet piles for retaining walls and dock walls. Its main competitors are Case Foundation and Hayward Baker, both owned by the Keller Group.

One recent development that Wysockey has seen is the introduction of "bigger new H-pile sections. They used to be 14 inches. Now they make 16-in. and 18-in. H-pile that can hold more load. They can support a bigger hammer. In some ways it's easier to drive bigger piles. Bigger, stiff beams are a conduit of energy."

Van Hogan, director of development at the Pile Driving Contractors Association, agrees with that view, commenting that "contractors are driving larger piles that require bigger hammers, and are trying to get higher capacities out of these piles." He points towards improvements in equipment, as well.

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