Future of Project Management

Staying ahead of technology

20+ years strong

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The brand behind the brand

If you would have told me 30 years ago that our industry, the construction business, was going to evolve into outsourcing, I wouldn’t have believed you. Nobody would have. Yet, here we are. With over twenty years of experience, CDO Group has grown into the most trusted names in construction management solutions. We like to think of ourselves as “the brand behind the brand.”


Formed in 1997 by a group of client-side development professionals in an effort to address the changing and often unpredictable development schedules facing retail companies, CDO Group has quickly grown into the top firms servicing the multi-unit retail industry. With thousands successfully executed projects nationwide to our credit, our understanding of owner-side demands and the best-practices of the industry has given us the ability to help companies lower their G&A by transferring those costs through capitalization.


We believe in creating value for our clients by allowing them to focus on their core operating business while we ensure that their development objectives are being professionally managed.


To provide expanding, multi-unit retail concepts with the strategic and tactical solutions necessary to make their development program successful.

Your Advisors in the Field

Our group of seasoned industry professionals offers a wide range of experiences in expanding multi-unit concepts in all 50 states. With our dedicated team of project managers strategically placed around the country, we ensure that every project gets the attention to detail it both needs and deserves.

Whether you need short-term manpower or a project manager to help refine the process, we are a one-stop resource designed to tackle construction projects in every region of the country. Be it a retainer or per-project basis, you pay for what you need.

Each project begins by setting reporting and/or process expectations to ensure that everyone involved in the program operates efficiently from Day 1. Thanks to our proven set of best-practice requirements and benchmarks, we can implement a strategic course of action designed to maximize your time and cost savings, minimize errors and exceed your expectations.

Technology Solutions

In today’s ever-changing technological landscape, working with new technologies for each new project comes with its own unique set of needs.

Remote controlled machines. Robots. Drones. Computer chips in building materials. Self-powered buildings with new materials that can improve safety and speed up repairs or repair themselves.

Every new idea requires new skills and the ability to manage high-tech equipment and software. CDO Group will help you navigate through the process.

CDO Group is on the forefront of these innovations. For example, our live WebCast communication via our website enables you to tour your job site without ever leaving your office.

In addition, the CDOgroup.com website is a flexible, passwordprotected tool that serves as a central point of communication for a wide variety of real-time documents, including weekly reports, forms, schedules, budgets, drawings, change orders, vendor contacts, photos, and more.

Our clients are able to efficiently communicate with their vendors, architects, contractors and employees through one source of communication.


Construction Management

Pre-Construction Diligence

  • Preliminary estimate to be used in pro forma model, based on scope of work and landlord delivery
  • Define scope of work and negotiate landlord delivery and allowance
  • Site Investigation Report identifying municipal approvals and associated fees

Value Engineered Prototype

  • Assistance in the development of a cost efficient prototype for multi-unit expansion

Construction Coordination

  • Manage architectural and other design related consultants
  • Negotiate construction contract with general contractors
  • Construction scheduling for tracking adherence to critical dates and projected time frames
  • Pursue all necessary permits and approvals including appearances at special use hearings, if required, for instance to obtain a use variance or maximize signage.
  • Project management providing supervision of construction process to ensure quality standards and avoid project pitfalls

Facilities Management

  • Management on-going repair and maintenance of your real estate asset base

Real Estate Management

Market Research

  • Create a customer profile
  • Determine the appropriate number of new locations for market(s)
  • Establish site criteria
  • Utilize proprietary software to analyze cannibalization and competition
  • Trade area delineation and prioritization

Site Selection

  • Focus search for ideal locations based on market research analysis
  • Customize site profile report
  • Deal and contract negotiation
  • Design and prepare site packages
  • Provide deal tracking reports

Disposition and Assessment of Existing Sites

  • Coordinate disposition of under-performing sites
  • Renegotiate existing leases to improve profitability





CDO Group is a proud sponsor of Ronald McDonald House charities

Let's Get In Touch!

Ready to start your next project with us? That's great! Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

333 Harrison St. Oak Park, IL. 60304


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