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Four Dry Utility Pitfalls to Avoid

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Dry Utility mistakes can be costly. Be sure to avoid these four common Dry Utility pitfalls during project planning! With strict timelines and target energizing dates, Dry Utilities are often a point of contention during a land development project. There are a number of variables reliant on the utility companies, so it is critical to […]

What’s Cooking with CDR?

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A group of Land Development experts gathered recently to strategically tackle a challenge many of them had not faced before. Using a brand new set of tools and skills, these consultants successfully navigated a totally new environment, serving up a delicious entree and dessert, proving that their expertise truly knows no boundaries! This dream team […]

Identifying Common Off-Site Improvement Requirements

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Don’t be caught by surprise! These are the types of costly public off-site improvements you may be expected to take on within your project scope. Picture this. Your team has identified the perfect land development site. All the elements for success seem to be in place, and you have taken the proper steps to begin […]

Meet AJ Calabrese

AJ Calabrese

Commercial Development Resources would like to honor AJ Calabrase as an outstanding member of the team. In the three years AJ has been with CDR, he has contributed to and managed several major projects. Coming from a construction background, AJ was excited to shift into the design field. He appreciates the valuable experience he has […]

Navigating The Entitlement Process


Don’t let entitlement proceedings catch you by surprise. Mitigate risk by making sure that you know how the process works. The entitlement process focuses on the structures intended use, aesthetic design, and adherence to an overall city plan. California is home to some of the most rigorous and inflexible entitlement planning regulations and codes in […]

Partner Spotlight: Marks Architects

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Marks Architects has built a reputation for cost-effective solutions and dedication to making a positive impact through quality innovative design. Marks Architects has grown into a robust professional architectural team serving California, Texas, Arizona, Utah, and Virginia. They offer a range of comprehensive services to their clients. Most notably, they have created national rollout designs, prototypes, […]

AZ Team Building Hike Completed

Superstition Mountains

CDR takes its company culture seriously, planning a team building adventure each year. These adventures have come in the form of rugged hikes, white water rafting, and most recently backpacking through one of the premier hiking destinations in the Southwest, The Superstition Mountains. CDR spent two nights in the wilderness, trekked 18 miles, and carried […]

Meet Mario Lomeli

Meet Mario Lomeli: Director of Civil Engineering Commercial Development Resources would like to recognize Mario Lomeli as an integral part of their growing team. Mario has served CDR well working his way up from Design Engineer to Senior Project Manager, and recently promoted to Director of Civil Engineering. Over 10+ years, he has grown with […]

Dutch Brothers Coffee Now Open in Coachella Valley

Dutch Brothers Coffee

Commercial Development Resources (CDR) is pleased to have completed work on the first Dutch Brothers Coffee in Coachella Valley, California, which opened on August 2. When asked about working on the project, Principal Aaron Albertson of CDR said, “Dutch Brothers is a big concept in the Pacific Northwest right now, and they are quickly moving […]