What we do
Hospitality projects are our core. Our reputation in this industry positions us as among the best as we have built our people, process, goals and methods around executing projects, no matter the size, in live, open and fully functioning hospitality business settings. While not limited only to hospitality we commonly service our clients on other real estate investment projects to include, but not limited to, Retail TI’s, Restaurants, ground up projects, and full on additions to and/or remodels of existing commercial properties.
There are no two “Real Estate Ownership Groups” paired with “Operations Management Teams” in hospitality that are the same. Because of this, we must first cultivate an opportunity to earn a project with an ownership group and then assess the relationship and operational compatibility once it is complete. To be clear, Elements is not in business to just “do a one off project and make a buck.” We purposefully seek to find well-suited client relations. Upon successfully completing a first project together, a point is made to stop, to lean into what made the project a success and design a “programmed” approach to project consistency and familiarity working together on a multiple project basis.
Elements speaks the languages of hospitality and when engaged into bidding a project we are proactive and do our best to apply our knowledge and experience. We have carefully built a team of people and experience from areas of specialty in both Hospitality and Construction. Our team comprises of multiple people with experience in hospitality ownership, brand management, asset management, general management in hospitality, graduate degrees in construction management, owners representation project management, and just a whole lot of field experience in managing hospitality projects.
By understanding our customers environment, we better anticipate their needs, eliminate steps and create more efficient ways to service them, resulting in less burden for our customer, and more efficient work flow for our team. As a program and partner client, we provide added services …
- discounted interior design
- blueprint drafting and development
- and low rates on procurement.
It's all about the delivery.
A relationship can only reach so far if the business end of executing on a project is not also completed with all points valued by a client being met. Ask yourself, if you were to engage a contractor to complete one of your projects what would you expect them to deliver on? Our clients value …
High quality is a price of admission. Our reputation and the integrity of what we do depends on it! We have a saying “quality at every step ensures quality at the end” … we set a goal to have the bare minimum to detail in the end when it is supposed to be done right the first time. There are designer specs, architectural plans, manufacturers standards, brand standards, ownership standards, bank standards our standards you name them; we make it our business to know them and uphold them.
There is a very critical element in our industries and it is called “revenue management.” It goes without saying when a property is under renovation some portion of it is not open and to its full potential. We operate under the pretense that when we contract with an owner to do the project in a reasonable time frame, barring circumstances outside of anyone’s control, we are contracting with them to protect them from unnecessary inconveniences and the threat of revenue deferral.
So many contractors are not as principled. There are those who make it difficult for companies like ours to earn early trust and ultimately grow lasting relationships. We don’t set out to capitalize on owner gaps in a project. When given a chance, we do our best to help a client anticipate and identify issues during the bidding process … sometimes we can help with budget planning and due diligence even before the bidding process … its part of “partnership.”* A project within our clients budget means we all did our jobs to prepare the project right.
The best way to define this deliverable is to ask questions, “has the project gone virtually unnoticed by the real paying guests of an open operation?” “Did guest satisfaction scores remain the same or go up during the renovation?” “Has the project gone without incident for the duration of its lifecycle?” “Is the message from the property management to the ownership one with nothing but good things to say about the project and our team?” “Has our team been respectful, professional and managed a safe, compliant and thoughtfully looked after approach to the project?”… when “yes” is the answer to these questions, the impact deliverable has been managed well.
Fulfilling the needs of our program and partner clients is a priority to us. Therefore, we provide additional services to meet those needs.
Our design team consists of a diverse and versatile staff of degreed professionals: Architect, Interior Designers, Draftsmen all with experience specific to the hospitality industry. The design process is focused on providing a creative, personal, collaborative, service oriented and timely collective response to the design needs brought on by our program and partner clients.
Elements employs full time staff to provide full service FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment) purchasing services. Decades of vendor relationships, partnerships and key alignments over the years have positioned us well reduce burden for our clients by ordering products form an expansive list of worldwide suppliers, delivering them to the customer within budget and on time!