What is Matrix?

We manage the details, so you an focus on the big picture.

Matrix functions as your right hand during all phases of commercial real estate development. As your project manager, Matrix consolidates the elements of strategic planning, budgeting, design and construction to keep your project on time, on budget and on track to completion. This integrated approach allows us to leverage all aspects of your project to optimize service, quality, speed and savings.

Founded by Jim Clements, Matrix serves as your immediate resource for industry expertise, objective advice and proven success. The Matrix team provides comprehensive and client-friendly representation by employing years of professional experience as commercial developers, designers and project managers. Operating as an extension of your existing staff, Matrix works exclusively to fulfill your development and construction goals.

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Meet Jim Clements

Owner of Matrix

"Over 37 years of experience directing all facets of major construction developments including feasibility, pre - construction and construction in the United States and Europe."

Professional Profile

Matrix Program Management Owner
Matrix Real Estate Services Owner
Webb Clements, Inc. Partner
Bovis International Limited Director of Pre-Construction Services
The Clark Construction Group Project Executive

Education

University of South Carolina

Experience

Broker In Charge – NC
Broker In Charge – SC
Unlimited General Contractor – NC
Unlimited General Contractor – SC
Past Chairman, Mecklenburg County Building Development Commission 2003

Project Experiences

St. Francis Women’s and Family Hospital

Greenville, SC

Program Manager on 35,000 SF additions to the hospital. Project Value: $37.5M

Charlotte Latin School

Charlotte, NC

Program Manager for the renovation and expansion to the Lower School and Performing Arts Center, major infrastructure improvements and construction of a new sports pavilion building. Project Value: $15M

Bon Secours Cancer Institute at St. Francis

Richmond, VA

Program Manager on a 55,000 SF radiation, medical and surgical oncology center. Project Value: $20M

Dominion Energy Corporation

Richmond, VA

Program Manager for new corporate headquarters, including commodities trading floor for 500 brokers. Project Value: $40M

Millennium MOB 2

Greenville, SC

Program Manager for the 75,000 SF build out including Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiovascular ReHab, Wound Care and Lab. Project Value: $10M

Sharonview Federal Credit Union

Charlotte, NC

Program Manager for new 50,000 SF Operations and headquarters project. Project Value: $8.5M

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York, NY

Project Executive for a major expansion of the Julliard School of Music including construction of a 5-story underground parking and a 12-story podium building supporting a 26-story dormitory. Project Value: $70M

Three Lincoln Center

New York, NY

Project Executive on a 46-story luxury condominium atop the New Lincoln

McLean Hilton Hotel

Tyson’s Corner, VA

Project Manager on a 350-room luxury Hilton Hotel and a 100,000 SF office building. Project Value: $43M

USPS General Mail Facility

Washington, DC

Project Manager for new general and bulk mail facility. Project Value: $55M

CentrO Oberhausen

Oberhausen, Germany

Pre-construction manager on mixed-use development, which included one million SF of retail, 14,000 seat coliseum, Tivoli Garden, 450-room hotel, 500,000 SF commercial space, parking for 10,000 cars. Project Value: $1.2B (US)

Euro Disney

Paris, France

Project Manager for Main Street USA in Walt Disney theme park, resort and entertainment center. Project Value: $70M

Frequently ask Questions

Project management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources (e.g. people, money, materials, communication, etc.) in such a way that the project is completed within defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service, which brings about beneficial change or added value. This property of being a temporary and one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over and over again. The management of these two systems is often very different and requires varying technical skills and philosophy, hence requiring the development of project management.

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the first challenge of project management is to make sure that a project is delivered within defined constraints. The second, more ambitious challenge is the optimized allocation and integration of inputs needed to meet pre-defined objectives. A project is a carefully defined set of activities that use resources (money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, etc.) to meet the pre-defined objectives.

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Matrix will never take away your control of the project. We like to say “we support and not supplant” your role and authority. Matrix acts as your Project Manager and as an extension of your staff. Like your own staff, we work to provide you with key information to make timely and confident decisions and to see that your decisions are carried out.

No, the fee charged by Matrix will not add to your project’s cost. Matrix manages a project by providing peer level expertise that is founded on decades of experience. We take full advantage of this expertise to work aggressively on your behalf starting with developing a comprehensive development model for your project including all hard and soft costs so that when you present a budget for approval you are confident all your costs are accounted for in the pro forma. Based upon the agreed budget, we competitively bid almost every aspect of the project and work to secure the lowest and most qualified bidders. During design and construction, we represent your interest in evaluating progress, payment application, change requests and commissioning. This approach provides more than enough savings to off-set our fee and provides a distinct economic advantage to your project. In fact, we typically save our entire fee before construction even starts.

The fee charged by Matrix is based upon the type of project, the resources you will require, the length of the project schedule and the project’s location. We charge a lump sum for our fee and the fee is paid over the duration of the project. We charge a lump sum because we want you to know what our total cost is from the very beginning of our relationship. We understand that the final project costs may fluctuate, but we do not want to profit from changes you make in the project that do not extend the schedule or demand on our resources.

Yes we can assist by developing an accurate forecast of the project’s costs and financial requirements as well as a sample pro forma based upon real extracted information as well as the fee and rent constant a developer might charge to build your project and lease it back to you. With this information, you will be better prepared to negotiate a leased building or decide that you would rather keep the upside value of the project’s development as an asset for yourself or your company. If you do decide to develop the building yourself, Matrix can assist you with taking the building to the market to capitalize on the value of the building.

Matrix is a licensed commercial broker in North and South Carolina. We can refer you to firms outside of the Carolinas to facilitate the transaction. Importantly regardless of whether you use Matrix or not for the transaction, we provide you with the technical expertise to analyze the sites and assist with surveying and other due diligence activities so that you make an informed decision based upon the net usable land and the costs to develop the site

Yes we can. We understand the process very well and have been through it a number of times. Our experience is derives from our understanding of both local and state incentive policies and with more information about your company we can advise on how to maximize those incentives. We also know several firms that specialize in the negotiation of incentives and will assist you with making a selection if we collectively feel that is the best approach for your particular situation.

Yes, Matrix will assist you with developing a scope of services for each and competitively procure these services on your behalf from a pre-qualified list of bidders or assist your staff with procuring those services, all within the budget and time constraints of your development plan.

The sooner we are part of your development team the better we will be able to thoroughly understand your company and expectations and develop a strategy of incentives, development budgets, design consultants and the balance of consultants to fully compliment your team.

Yes. As the name implies, we provide a matrix of services a client can select from to complement its staff and resources. We also understand the menu of services can change as the work progresses and will work to tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.

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