All In Project Management stands alongside home and landowners in all dealings with architects, consultants, Council, neighbours and builders throughout a long and complex process.

Without necessarily determining where each power socket will go, or what colour the ensuite should be, All In Project Management will help define the scope and cost of your project, put you in front of the most appropriate architect for your job, assist in seeing the proposal through Council, source the right builder for the task and administer the contract between you and your builder through to completion.

Nothing in life is certain, we can minimise risk and ensure a smooth delivery of substantial house alterations on behalf of its busy clients.

Where we operate

All In Project Management clients are generally successful professionals with the capital, but not necessarily the time or previous experience to manage their very expensive, complex and time consuming project.

All In Project Management is based in Randwick in Sydney and manages substantial house renovation projects in coastal, harbourside and inner city Sydney suburbs. Although the business is orientated towards projects in the above areas, other locations within metropolitan Sydney are handled.

Our Process

Initial meetings between All In Project Management and home/land owners (or prospective house purchasers) are arranged on site to facilitate a discussion around issues, opportunities, priorities and budget. This is also an ideal opportunity for the client’s specific skills, concerns, communication preferences and level of desired involvement to be discussed as well as the progress (if any) of the project to that point.

If the client wants to proceed to a formal proposal, a written submission is prepared containing at least the following:

  • A complete outline of the type and level of service that will be provided to the client;
  • An initial, estimated program for each of the stages of the project and an estimated Practical Completion (PC) date;
  • A discussion around the issues that are most likely to arise throughout the project; and
  • A fee proposal based upon the client’s proposed or likely construction budget, required service elements, build complexity and likely issues. This would only be amended if the scope of the project were to be significantly altered by the client.
  • Ben Larsson

    Ben Larsson

    Principal

    All In Project Management brings together each of the strands in Ben Larsson’s professional background including town planning, property development and traditional project management. Marrying these skills and experience has resulted in a unique service serving the most important part of the home alterations and property development industries – the client.

    Town Planning: A fundamental understanding of feasibility, design and assessment of substantial dwelling projects by assessing development applications.

    Residential Development: Deeply involved in the infrastructure and construction planning, contract administration and project completion handover of hundreds of houses and apartments.

    Extensive experience in Australia and abroad in Development Advisory roles and Commercial Sales.

Our Philosophy

All In Project Management arose from the realisation that homeowners and family developers are largely unrepresented in the home rebuilding and small development sectors. The process of scoping, budgeting, designing, Council approvals and undertaking substantial works on a property is utterly unfamiliar to the majority of the population. Despite this, homeowners and family developers frequently outlay hundreds of thousands of dollars seeking to capitalise upon the inherent value of their land without their interests being truly represented.

When looking at undertaking substantial alterations to our own house in Randwick while living in the UK some years ago, the Principal was struck by the lack of client-side project management options in the single-dwelling residential sector. We were fortunate in that the architect appointed to design and manage our works did an excellent job. However, the fact is that we could have easily been paired with someone less suitable for the task of managing the job in our absence. Further, a perceived misalignment of financial interests between client and architect struck a chord, and the seeds of All In Project Management were planted.

Below are the core philosophies of All In Project Management and how they relate to the management of your upcoming project.

OUR APPROACH

  • Independence

    One of the key Intellectual Property elements of All In Project Management relates to the Principal’s insight into the architectural styles and working preferences amongst the architects who service Sydney’s coastal, harbourside and inner west suburbs. Matching homeowner’s budget, scope and timing preferences with those same architects and builders is a unique attribute of the service. However, and of greater importance, All In Project Management is not aligned with, or contracted to, any external builders, architects or consultants. Having an excellent working relationship with these key parties is critical to its effective delivery, but does not imply a future obligation or dilution of our independent service offering.
  • Client Collaboration

    Forming a collaborative relationship with the client is an important part of All In Project Management’s approach. Although the service is directed at busy professionals without the time or inclination to attempt directing their own redevelopment project, no two property or landowners are the same in relation to their knowledge, experience, relationships and appetite for involvement. As such, there is plenty of opportunity for landowners to participate in the process as much or as little as they desire. This may involve using an architect from a previous project, being present at some or all scheduled Project Control Group (PCG) meetings, or simply speaking once a week about build progress or issues with the Development Application (DA).
  • Communication

    All In Project Management is built upon avoiding issues through proactive, concise communication. Of critical importance is ensuring that the landowners is made entirely aware of the process, risks, issues and choices that are likely to arise throughout their project prior to project inception. This ensures that expectations are established for all parties and the viability of the desired program and budget are affirmed early. Project Control Group (PCG) meetings are chaired by All In Project Management to ensure centrality of communications, with control over all versions of drawings, specifications and Requests for Information (RFIs) maintained throughout the project. Client meetings are scheduled regularly to ensure that the expectations established at the front end of the project are maintained throughout.
  • Fees

    The philosophy of a fixed lump-sum project management fee is to ensure the ongoing alignment of interests between client and project manager. A fixed fee at project inception reflects the inherent complexity, risk and estimated length of the project and incentivises the project manager to deliver on time and to budget. The alternative? Hourly rates and variable fees that can rise in line with final construction costs. This represents a significant departure from initial expectations, client satisfaction and the essence of this business. Paying a dedicated project manager to deliver the job displaces the same fee and responsibility that would normally lie with the architect and ensures your house alteration project is being overseen with sole focus by a professional dedicated to the task. The alignment of interests between client and project manager will remain one of the core principles of All In Project Management.

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