That was how American architect Cass Gilbert characterised the skyscrapers he designed. We believe the same is true of all your real estate assets, no matter their size or shape. From industrious offices to bustling malls and hotels, each should be designed to maximize profit. The real estate machine is complex, and its smooth operation requires a comprehensive system for keeping track of square footage. Without one, your building can’t maximize its value.
Understanding square footage (square meters) lies at the heart of our industry; it is to property as miles per gallon is to automobiles. That’s why, for over three decades, it has been our mission to take the mystery out of it; utilizing, as Peter Stevenson calls it, “the Science of real estate measurement.”
With a system that provides understanding, not just measurements, our clients benefit from service and expertise they don’t get from architects and as-built companies. They stop with plans and measurements, but that’s just the beginning of where we discover value.
We take pride in our accuracy, from as-builts to measurement calculations, but the real reward comes when we reveal previously hidden value to our clients—value ready to be captured.
We’ve dedicated 30 years to our mission of helping clients realize the full potential of their assets. Put simply, inaccurate measurements mean lost revenue, as does the improper application of the standards that govern their usage.
From acquisition to disposition, Stevenson Systems helps maximize your asset throughout the lifecycle of the building. As tenants and plans change, as they inevitably do, Stevenson Systems assures your assets continue to produce. A month, year, or decade down the line, we will be there—ready to navigate whatever challenge you face.
The best relationships are built on trust; we are proud to be an indispensable resource and long-term ally to a considerable number of the largest commercial real estate owners, managers, and brokers in the country.
The nuances of building measurement—the inches and gray areas—are often treated as unimportant and arbitrary. For Stevenson Systems, however, there is no room for guesswork or estimates in measuring some of the most complex and valuable buildings in North America. We are fastidious in gathering data and precise in its analysis—we know inches can mean millions.
Stevenson Systems has been a co-author of all the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) measurement standards over the past 30 years. Our rigorous approach is further reflected in our strategic application of these measurement standards. And as the industry grows internationally, Stevenson Systems continues to lead the way, playing a pivotal role in the creation of the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS). After thirty years of creating, interpreting, and applying the standards, we certainly know how to make them work for you.