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THE ECONOMIC LIFE CYCLE

OUR PEAK PERFORMANCE SOLUTION

Does Your Property Perform
at it's PEAK?

P E A K is the the Fifth Resource Group's uniquely Holistic approach to corporate property acquisitions and management. By applying Industrial Engineering expertise with Project Management tools, The Fifth Resource Group helps steer the project through it's natural 'Life Cycle' to maximize the Efficiency, Productivity, and Cost Savings in each area. We understand there are three main stages to all projects: DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT and DIVESTMENT. With expertise in each area, the Fifth Resource Group provides a convenient Single Point of Contact for our customers to manage their projects. Our Master Planning methods offer a clear analysis of the entire project for PEAK performance in each stage of it's Life Cycle.

 

DEVELOPMENT


    Real Estate and Site Selection

    Land Planning

    Entitlement

The First part of a facility's Life Cycle is the DEVELOPMENT Stage. The Fifth Resource Group works closely with clients to analyze and determine the most important drivers of a project. All physical requirements are considered along with business projections and potential reuse opportunities to outlay the optimum location for the site. Our detailed land planning and the creation of a Master facility plan is key to the project's success.

CASE STUDY :

MOTOROLA LIGHTING INC.

Jim Ford of the Fifth Resource Group, master planned the Motorola Lighting Facility for Motorola Inc., in BUFFALO GROVE, IL. Jim poured over a massive amount of detailed information to understand all aspects of Motorola's corporate needs, and matched it with the local labor base, transportation accessibility, zone permitting, size and utility requirements, etc.. Within an extremely tight time-frame, Jim was able to Create a Master Plan with a prioritized needs list for Motorola executives to quickly direct decisions with. In this age of overwhelming Information, it is asking the right set of questions that get answers to make the right choices.

 

MANAGEMENT


    Communication

    Process Engineering

    Hazmat

The Second part of a facility's Life Cycle is the MANAGEMENT Stage. The Fifth Resource Group develops long term strategies to fully manage Communication and Operating systems, Process Engineering needs, handle Hazardous Waste Material concerns, and manage facility Expansion, Downsizing and multi-use repurposing.

CASE STUDY :

Deposition Sciences, Inc.

Jim Ford helped create the original joint venture facility for OCLI and 3M, supporting their expansion and ultimate transferal into the DSI headquarters. Jim then designed the conversion of the Lasercraft Coffey Ln building into highly technical optical coating facility for DSI. Jim's extensive engineering experience zeros in on which buildings are convertible and determines which are the most appropriate fit for each project. The Fifth Resource has been managing businesses property expansions and conversions for clients for over 3 decades and continues to provide engineering services to support changing markets.

 

DIVESTMENT


    Market Assesment

    Financial Models

    Environmental Remediation

The Third part of a facility's Life Cycle is the DIVESTMENT Stage where the expertise and valued experience of The Fifth Resource Group can develop a strategy to asses Market value, create Financial models for divestment and understand the impacts of the possible Environmental Remediation of a property.

CASE STUDY :

OCLI/JDSU

Jim Ford developed a Master Plan for OCLI /JDSU which incorporated the ability to Divest the parcels of their campus into separate lots, allowing for separate financing and the opportunity to sell off portions in the future. A divestment strategy incorporated company obligations with adaptive reuse opportunities and costs to make a profit. Separating Utility Services and designing Flex space to allow for different users were planned for. The entire life cycle of the facility was considered which allowed OCLI/JDSU room to quickly adapt to dramatic shifts in both new technologies and the economy. The end game for the Fifth resource is to give the project facility the greatest adaptive use and value to the client.

 

"There is not another design firm that I trust more than The Fifth Resource Group. They anticipate each part of the process with remarkable clarity and vision." STAN MEAD La Tortilla Factory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT "Jim took my vision for Continuous Flow Manufacturing and created the MOTOROLA LIGHTING INC. facility."

Levy Katzir Motorola Lighting's President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MANAGEMENT "For over 35 years Jim has supported me and our changing facility needs: Management, Expansion and Decommissioning Facilities."

Lee Bartolomei DSI President and founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT "Jim created a 'Facility for success' . Now JDSU has benefited from his master planning legacy with the facilities continuing to Support Sevelopment and Management of New Technologies in an ever Divestiture Technology."

Eugene Michael OCLI Vice President