Real Estate

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Opportunities and constraints strategically transformed

The commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional real estate markets value CEC as a trusted advisor for every stage of the project lifecycle: from acquisition and development through construction and maintenance. Our design, construction, LEED®-accredited, and green infrastructure-certified professionals deliver buildable and permittable solutions that promote sustainable, healthy, safe, and functional environments. We’ve earned the trust of our clients by addressing complex site constraints, navigating regulatory and entitlement issues, and providing timely and valuable due diligence—all with a goal to increase market competitiveness, asset appreciation, and return on investment.

CEC is ranked at #23 in Retail – General Building among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Zoning and Regulatory Review
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Utility Assessments
  • Brownfield Grant Applications
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Ecological and Cultural Resource Assessments
  • Surveying

  • Site Planning/Master Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Site Grading and Earthwork
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality Design
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Design
  • Utility Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering Roadway Improvements
  • Green Roof Design
  • Earth Retention Structures
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Structural Engineering

  • Zoning/Re-Zoning/Site Plan Approval
  • Wetland and Stream Impacts and Mitigation
  • Endangered Species Permitting
  • NPDES Permitting
  • Effluent Limitation Guidelines
  • DOT Permitting

  • Design-Build
  • Construction Monitoring and CQA
  • Construction Management
  • International Building Code Special Inspections
  • Stormwater Discharge Monitoring and Compliance
  • Construction As-Builts

  • Asset Information Management
  • Leasing Plans and Exhibits
  • Green Roof Performance Monitoring
  • Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation
  • Site Infrastructure Maintenance
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Stormwater Discharge Monitoring and Compliance
Real Estate
Adele Beaves

Adele M. Beaves, P.E.

Real Estate Lead

(412) 249-3151 | Read Bio

Adele Beaves

Ms. Beaves is a registered Professional Engineer and Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) where she serves as the corporate leader of the Real Estate Market Group. As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices. As a market group leader, she is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Real Estate submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Ms. Beaves uses her 20 years of experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, to guide CEC’s activities within the Real Estate market. This includes focusing on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.

Ms. Beaves has significant experience in designing and managing the development of commercial real estate projects. She has served as the overall project manager for numerous large, multi-disciplinary land development projects, leading a team of managers, staff, and sub-consultants to design, permit, and construct projects with challenging development objectives and complex site constraints. Ms. Beaves serves as the primary point of contact with the client and ownership team, key stakeholders, regulatory personnel, and external team members throughout the life of a project.

Ms. Beaves has a proven record of performance in assessing site development feasibility; implementing creative site grading, stormwater management, utility, and water quality designs; driving entitlement schedules; and developing construction sequencing for multi-phase projects. She typically leads the municipal site plan approval process and is highly experienced in making public plan, zoning, and variance request presentations.

What We Do

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