WaypointKLA provides a wide range of consulting and management services for owners, operators, and developers of commercial, residential, industrial, and mixed-use real estate and development projects. We bring unparalleled visibility to every aspect of a construction project from pre-design to final completion providing oversight, accountability, and control that ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
Our capabilities include due diligence, pre-development, development consulting, project management, sustainability planning, move coordination, and lender representation. We offer a full range of services within each of these categories, from high-level strategy and consulting to project management services and other daily processes.
WaypointKLAs principals each with deep expertise and more than 25 years of experience in architecture, construction management, engineering, investment, and other real estate-related disciplines are active participants in every project. Their cross-disciplinary, total-project perspective brings new ideas to our work, and fosters an entrepreneurial culture where projects are staffed, planned and managed according to the needs of each client. And we actively collaborate with all members of the client, design, construction, and approvals team, involving them in every step of the process. It is an approach that results in more successful project planning and execution.
We provide the expertise, resources, and focus required to manage real estate and development projects in todays highly complex construction market. By offering complete technical and financial visibility, we minimize cost overruns, drive projects to completion, and protect the reputation and financial interests of our clients. - They stay focused on their core competencies, confident that their valuable investment is being overseen by a true industry leader.
With you every step of the way
Our capabilities encompass every aspect of a real estate and development project, from pre-planning and design to construction and closeout. We offer a full range of services in each of these areas, including high-level consulting and planning, and more tactical construction oversight and administration activities. Were able to partner with clients through every phase of a project, providing greater visibility, accountability, and control.
Multi-disciplinary + entrepreneurial
WaypointKLAs principals have deep expertise in architecture, construction, and engineering. As active participants in every project, they take a multi-disciplinary, total-project approach to their work, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives and sharing them with clients. And because no two projects are quite alike, we foster a flexible, entrepreneurial work culture where each is staffed, planned and managed according to its specific needs and requirements.
Committed to true collaboration
Projects succeed when every stakeholder feels invested and heard, and we collaborate with all members of the client, design, construction, and approvals team, forming relationships built on trust and mutual respect. Their input allows us to plan and execute the best possible project.
We do our homework, and we do it up front
We believe that opportunities and concerns are best addressed when identified early on. Whether it is our Project Diagnostic, a rigorous preliminary analysis that we complete as soon as we begin working with a client, or early review of industry best practices, strategies, and trends that might impact design and construction, we perform insightful, thorough research at the earliest stages of a project to manage costs and improve the design and construction process.
Jim has over 30 years of construction management and project management experience on a wide variety of commercial, industrial, municipal, housing and retail projects throughout the United States. He has served as Senior Project Manager for various general contractors including Shawmut Design and Construction, Metric Construction, Charlesgate Construction and Aberthaw Construction where he assumed responsibility for turnkey delivery of complex projects. Jim served as Vice President of Operations for Charlesgate, a rapidly growing general contractor whose focus was commercial and government based projects. There, he implemented and refined the framework for cost control and management systems to accommodate increasing volume. Jim's focus is on process management, including project planning and scheduling, budgeting and estimating, field supervision, subcontractor relations, cost claims analysis and ongoing issue resolution. As a principal at Waypoint, Jim works closely with owners and contractors to implement and refine cost control and management systems to successfully manage multi-project programs. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering/Construction Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Ray has been practicing architecture and project management for over 25 years. Prior to joining Waypoint, Ray was a Senior Associate at Bergmeyer Associates, a nationally ranked architecture and interior design firm in Boston, Massachusetts. At Bergmeyer, Ray headed a commercial design studio managing a variety of client and building types including multi-unit housing, historic tax credit projects, institutional buildings, public projects, retail, and commercial office buildings. As a licensed architect, Ray has extensive experience in design/construction planning, value engineering, contract relations, project development/implementation, and consultant coordination. His primary focus over the past several years has been working with developers in strategically repositioning urban adaptive re-use projects and providing technical and administrative support throughout the construction process. Ray holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Jim's real estate experience spans over 40 years and is unusually diverse, including office, retail, manufacturing, R & D, medical, institutional, hospitality, and multi-family properties. He specializes in permitting and development issues, including extensive experience with Comprehensive Permits in Massachusetts under MGL Chapter 40B. He also specializes in dispute resolution and contractual issues, with a deep understanding and working knowledge of AlA design and construction documents. Prior to starting his own firm, Koningisor, Luciano & Associates, Jim served as President of a regional real estate development and investment firm. He also served as Director of Real Estate for a Fortune 1000 high technology firm, where he constructed new manufacturing, R&D, and office facilities throughout the United States and managed real estate and construction projects in Japan and Sweden. In addition, he directed a staff of fifty and was responsible for the management of nearly 1.5 million square feet of space. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Vice President for The Beacon Companies, where he was involved with residential and commercial development and construction. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Construction Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He has served as an expert panelist at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is known regionally as an expert in real estate development, permitting, and construction management.
Dave's construction experience includes direct supervision and management of many diverse projects including office buildings, schools, tenant fit-up, high-bay warehouses, libraries, manufacturing facilities, luxury condominiums, rental apartments, waste water treatment facilities, hotels, luxury homes and retail complexes. Prior to his association with Koningisor, Luciano, and Associates, he served as Vice President of Construction Operations for a Boston-based general contracting firm specializing in office construction and renovation. He also served as a Senior Project Manager for Daniel O'Connell's Sons, a Boston based general contractor, where he was directly responsible for construction of 800,000 square feet of office and multi family housing facilities
Dave was directly responsible for the construction of the 40-story concrete frame of the Copley Place Marriott Hotel and parking garage in downtown Boston. He has successfully performed due diligence investigations, including ten-year capital assessments, for many successful acquisitions and renovations.
Dave holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He has appeared as a featured speaker for the Associated General Contractors; he is known regionally for his experience in construction planning and scheduling, as well as his expertise in architectural concrete, wood frame, and masonry construction for both high rise and low rise applications.