Since 1993, Nova Partners has been providing comprehensive development and construction management services tailored to the specific needs of each client.

“Nova Partners and CB Richard Ellis have worked together to provide seamless, full-service real estate and project management services on project after project for State Fund. I’ve never worked with a better, more knowledgeable partner. Nova has my strongest recommendation.”

– Brad Chelf
Senior Vice President
CB Richard Ellis

The RFP process that Nova initiated for architect and contractor selection was the best approach I've ever seen. Timely reports and proactive analyses enabled our team to handle issues and make informed decisions that kept the project on track. Nova was a team player throughout the process and always represented Altera Corporation in the most professional manner possible. Because of Nova’s involvement, the project went smoothly through each step, and Altera is extremely grateful for your contribution. Nova Partners would be the first call I'd make when we need assistance on another major project.

– Bob Wingo
Director of Facilities
Altera Corporation

Nova facilitated the selection of our winning project team. The RFP process for selection of the design architect, general contractor, and other consultants asked all the right questions to get the best players on board. Additionally, Nova prepared, negotiated, and executed all consultant contracts and managed them to ensure that Aspect received the best value possible from our investment. During construction, Nova coordinated the day-to-day activities of the architect, general contractor, and the multitude of other vendors. This was often a challenging task, as design was ongoing throughout construction. Throughout design and construction, Nova provided us with excellent cost controls, tracking, and reporting. The monthly budget updates were invaluable to the team in understanding the status of the project.

– Clive Merredew
Former Vice President, Real Estate, Facilities & Corporate Services
Aspect Communications

Because of Nova's positive performance at Juniper, I elected to engage them in a similar role at Adobe. They continue to provide solid results.

– Mike Bangs
Director of Facilities
Adobe Systems

Nova Partners staff was invaluable in establishing an expeditious schedule with the contractor to ensure project completion on time and on budget. In particular, the project manager was invaluable in dealing positively with merchant concerns and complaints through bimonthly community outreach meetings and daily site visits. He was diligent in ensuring contractor compliance to city specifications and suggested modifications to the design to meet the construction schedule. In summary, Nova Partners reacted positively to the challenges of a very difficult job, successfully coordinating the work with many impacted merchants and residents. Novas staff presented themselves professionally at all times. For these reasons, I would enthusiastically recommend Nova Partners for any project involving public works construction, project management, and citizen involvement.

– George Bagdon, P.E.
Director of Public Works
City of Burlingame

I wanted to personally thank Nova Partners for their role in representing Juniper Networks during the design and construction of our two-year, three-building Sunnyvale campus. Nova was invaluable in managing the design team, the various contractors and subcontractors, and vendors involved in completing the work. All of their discussions, negotiations, and management of the project were undertaken with Juniper's best interests in mind. Nova's work, which included contract negotiations, design management, budget and schedule accountability, cash flow and cost tracking, contract administration, and project management was always handled in an efficient and professional manner. Seamless transition from design and construction to occupancy is always critical and never simple. Nova was up to the task.

Because of Nova's positive performance at Juniper, I elected to engage them in a similar role here at Adobe. They continue to provide solid results.

– Mike Bangs
Director of Facilities
Adobe Systems

Even though the economic environment may not warrant a new building at Olcott for some time, having these entitlements completed and in-hand is a material enhancement of and benefit for the property. I know I speak for all of us at Menlo Equities when I say thanks to you and your team for all of your hard work and wise counsel in leading this effort on our behalf. We value our relationship with you and very much appreciate all you have done, and are doing, for and with us.

– Rick Holmstrom
Partner
Menlo Equities

Handspring procured the services of Nova Partners to manage the bid processes of the general construction and architectural scopes on our Sunnyvale headquarters project. Due to their excellent performance in the preconstruction phase, Nova was contracted to manage the majority of the construction phase of this project. The project has been on budget and schedule from Day 1.

The project has been a challenge throughout, with the focus of the project design and construction changing from occupancy to sublease to sale. Nova has been an irreplaceable facet of the successful team, which has managed to fulfill the ever-changing demands of this project. We would hire Nova Partners again and have recommended them to others.

– Seth Henderson
Manager of Site Operations
Handspring, Inc.

Nova Partners managed the general contractor selection process and assisted in negotiating the price and terms of the contract, which were quite attractive to Shaklee. In addition, Nova managed the signage, testing and inspection, roofing, and IT consultant selection processes, and assisted in negotiating their respective agreements. Nova generated cost tracking and progress reports, analyzed change orders, advised on the architect and subcontractors fee agreements, and performed all other tasks we required. To summarize, Nova Partners provided us with excellent strengths and depth in all areas of this assignment.

– Jan H. Kessler
Project Manager
Shaklee Facilities

Nova Partners was retained as construction manager to manage this complicated and demanding project. Nova's role involved analyzing change-order pricing and schedule impact, performing project budget analysis and reporting, resolving owner/contractor issues, and making recommendations for the design team fee disputes. This project had serious budget and contractor problems that arose from my predecessors structure of the contracts. Nova was able to scrutinize scope changes and help us to accurately understand and properly enforce the contractors obligations under their contract. We are grateful for Nova's aggressive but reasonable approach to tackling the issues on a complicated and sophisticated project of this scale and magnitude.

– Michael Rosenthal
Associate Vice Provost
Stanford University

Nova Partners was retained as our construction manager to manage the overall project, including the fit-up and activation of the library. Nova's role was to assure that the project would be completed at the levels of quality, cost, and schedule per the high demands that this state-of-the-art facility and Stanford required. The project had serious budget and contractor problems that arose from my predecessors structure of the contracts. Nova successfully redirected the contractor and architect toward a satisfactory completion in spite of many serious problems that preceded Nova's involvement. We appreciate Novas hard work to tame one of our most difficult projects. The successful completion of Green Library could not have happened without Nova's efforts.

– Michael Rosenthal
Associate Vice Provost
Stanford University

Nova Partners has been our key strategic partner on all of our major projects for the past four years, and continues to be our go-to development and project management consultant. I've received excellent support from the entire team, whether for day-to-day issues or for a presentation to the State Fund Board of Directors. I wholeheartedly recommend Nova Partners to other firms who need a top-notch project management partner.

State Compensation Insurance Fund

I wholeheartedly recommend Nova Partners to other firms who need a top-notch project management partner.

State Compensation Insurance Fund

The Board of Directors and I are extremely pleased with the work of Nova Partners on the new wing at ValleyCare Health System. The Nova team was exactly what we needed on this project. I believe that without Nova, our project would not have been completed on time. The Nova team integrated with the staff at ValleyCare and was commended privately to me by the chairman of the finance committee. Nova did an outstanding job of managing up as well as down. They picked up the Health Systems value system and knew how to deal with the various players. This recommendation was not solicited by Nova, but being a former human resources director, I felt moved to write this.

– Vern Brown
Vice President of General Services
ValleyCare Health System

We are committed to our clients’ success, and are not satisfied unless we exceed their expectations.

– Bob McIntire
Founder and President
Nova Partners

Nova Partners functioned as my Facilities Engineering Department. They understood how Juniper operates and they ‘think like the customer.’ It was very beneficial to have be our single point of contact for our lab and infrastructure support projects. All the projects were completed on schedule and under the approved budgets.

Because of Nova’s positive performance at Juniper, I elected to engage them in a similar role here at Adobe. They continue to provide solid results.

– Mike Bangs
Director of Facilities
Adobe Systems

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