Projects at Work

Breaking New Ground

Investing in business improvements and a project portfolio management tool helped land development firm Abbey Road Group thrive despite the economic turmoil in real estate.


Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork

Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…

Across the nation, thousands of small companies in real estate and related services businesses haven’t survived the harrowing downturn in the market. Abbey Road Group is not one of those companies. The Puyallup, Wash.-based land development firm used the difficult period to make an investment in better project management processes and automation. And now the company can report a productivity gain of 200 percent, comparing January 2008, when the market started to go south, with the present.

 

Better yet, the project management improvements have created tighter relationships with customers and a new business line. Forgive the pun, but there’s a lot developing with …



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