As with any venture, execution is key. The consistent responsibility of a Project Manager (PM) is to ensure an on-time and on-budget end result. While this is a simple concept, the ability for the PM to deliver on this parallel objective is often multi-faceted, highly complex, and relies heavily on several critical factors. We begin with the assumption that the credentialing (licensure, insurance, etc.) of the prospective candidate, or the prospective candidate’s firm, has already undergone a thorough review process. Demographic Experience When selecting your PM, it is critical to understand the history of their local involvement in previous projects. Local government representatives will often give permitting preference to planned projects featuring a PM with local experience, stellar local reputation, and other related factors. This one value-add can meaningfully shorten the permitting timeline from application to actual ground-breaking. Another key advantage of demographic experience is the General Contractor (GC) component.