• “Terry is one of the most impressive project managers I have worked with in my 36 years of construction experience. Permitting is a critical part of any construction project schedule. He truly manages the permitting process and gets results.” Douglas E. Barnhart, Developer, General Contractor

  • “Terry is a key factor in the success of our Cancer Center project. As a member of our Design Build team, it was Terry’s job to manage the interface with the City and the special districts on all required permits. We met our fast track schedule, because Terry is “best-of-class” in securing entitlements.” Pat Nemeth, Vice President Sharp Healthcare

  • “One of the biggest challenges on a project for the architectural team is the entitlement process and document flow through the agency reviews. Terry worked very closely with our design team in a truly collaborative spirit to simplify the process and assist us throughout the entire design and planning phase of the project. NTD Architecture was very impressed with Terry’s knowledge and leadership and looks forward to future opportunities.” Wayne Hunter, Partner NTD Architecture

  • “It has been our firm’s good fortune to have become acquainted with, and worked with, Terry Strom for the past several years.  He has assisted us with some very difficult and tenuous discretionary approval projects in jurisdictions beyond our firm’s usual familiarity.   His research and recommendations have consistently been extremely thorough and well documented, and have been invaluable in helping us to determine the best strategy and approach to securing our approvals.  We are now confident in handing him even bigger pieces of the projects to manage, and we look forward to many years of collaborating on projects together.   He is a man of complete integrity, and one we would highly recommend.”  A. Lewis Dominy, A.I.A., Principal, Domusstudio Architecture

  • “Twenty-two medical office parks simply wouldn’t have been developed if it weren’t for Terry Strom. In 2005, the process of getting entitlements and permits were bringing our company to a halt. That’s when Terry stepped in, grabbed the bull by the horns and more than met our expectations. In fact, he created a whole new genre of must-have consultants. I recommend him unequivocally.” Ed Anderson, Medical Real Estate Development

  •  “I first had the privilege of working with Terry on a medical office development in Hemet, CA. Terry was an indispensable member of our development team, a problem solver & jack-of-all trades that simply got things done.  When an unforeseen condition arose or problems with the city threatened to slow the project, Terry was able to use his knowledge and contacts to successfully circumvent the issue, most times BEFORE the issue was even known to the rest of the development team.  Terry was also able to explain complex construction issues in layman’s terms, articulating issues in a clear and concise manner.  Finally, Terry was always available to help and was a pleasure to work with.  I would highly recommend Terry as a project manager for any development.” Brian Mutchler, Portfolio Manager, HARRISON STREET|Real Estate Capital

  • ” It is with pleasure that I recommend Mr. Terry Strom. He has served as the Permitting Project Manager for the Makena/Sharp Chula Vista new Cancer Center and medical office plaza. Some of Terry’s responsibilities included obtaining all of the local land use permits required for the project. His knowledge and experience in the land entitlement process is truly superior. Terry is very thorough in his work and he has the ability to manage groups of people through a process to achieve desired outcomes. He is a team player and is very effective in his communication with others. He has always had a positive attitude and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure projects are successful.” Pablo Velez, Chief Executive Officer, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

  • “Thank you for providing your leadership and guidance to improve communication and team work for our project team for the Palmdale Medical Center project in Palmdale, California. You assistance was instrumental in improving communication and problem solving processes for this major construction development project. Although I did not attend your first facilitation it was obvious by the participation in the follow up session that your lessons stuck with the principal participants. The recall demonstrated by the team showed that they listened and employed your skills. The improvements on and off the job site also show the fruit of our collective efforts. Terry, UHS and I thank you for helping to improve some difficult relationships and construct a creative and productive work environment. I will call upon you again when the need arises.” William R. Seed, Director, Design & Construction, Universal Health Services, Inc.

  • “Working with various local jurisdictions can be challenging and often cumbersome for all parties involved.  Terry’s diligence, patience, and expertise are a true asset to working through the submittal processes.  I look forward to continuing to work with Terry on more projects in the near future.” Tiffany English , CID, LEED AP, Director, Interior Architecture & Design, Ware Malcomb Architects 

  • “We all know how challenging the entitlement/permitting process can be. Terry Strom recently expedited two parking variances for me with the County. He cut the timing anticipated for my clients in half with his connections, persistence and follow up and saved them a great deal of money. I highly recommend Terry.” Marc Posthumus, CCIM, Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, Inc. 

  • “This is to recommend Mr. Terry Strom as a strong asset in obtaining entitlement discretionary permits and project management. In 2012 Terry assisted BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in obtaining permits and approvals for a $20M pier replacement project under the authority of the San Diego Unified Port District and the City of San Diego. Terry’s knowledge and experience, and his “can-do” attitude, made a complicated and difficult process of navigating the maze of requirements possible in a timely and affordable manner. Thank you Terry for making an extraordinarily difficult aspect of our project easy.”Randy Jaeger, Project Manager / Facility Engineer, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair 

  • “Terry Strom was instrumental in helping us get a parking variance with the County of San Diego.  This was not an easy process but Terry did an outstanding job in navigating all the issues and putting together a comprehensive proposal that resulted in an approval for our project. His professional demeanor and thorough approach proved to be perfectly suited to the requirements needed at the county level as he had established relationship with key stakeholders who ultimately made the final decision on our variance.  He was also extremely proactive and persistent in expediting the entire process.  Overall, we were thrilled with our engagement with Mr. Strom and will be using him again on future projects.”   Darren Solomon, Owner, Kid Ventures

  • “Terry diligently pursued the appropriate personnel, established relationships with city officials and agency reviewers, and processed entitlement documentation quickly and efficiently.  His efforts resulted in a smooth submittal and review process.” – Philip J. Pape, NCARB, Vice President, FERGUSON PAPE BALDWIN ARCHITECTS

  • “It’s our pleasure to work with Mr. Terry Strom for the application of the All-Star’s parking variance in it’s current location. There have been a number of hurdles during the entire process. The fact that Mr. Strom relentlessly took on each challenge one after another all the way to success has proven that his skill set is superior to another agent we hired who was knocked out early in the game by one of the obstacles. We also appreciated the way he constantly kept us in the loop for game planning and status updates, which greatly improved the efficiency of our business execution, and therefore reduced cost in many ways during the entire process. We will certainly have him on our team again should we have a similar need in the future. It goes without saying that we highly recommend him for this type of service if you are hoping for a speedy and painless process.” Nina Hong, Executive Director, All-Star Academy 

  • “Terry’s ability to make sense of and guide the entitlement and permitting process in a cost efficient and timely manner makes him a must-have for any development project. He provides a service that is typically delegated to various individuals which allows for better coordination and value.” Travis Ives, Senior Associate, Brokerage Services, Principal, Healthcare Practice Group, Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, Inc. 








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    Strom Entitlement-Permitting Project Management
    300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 108A-74
    Carlsbad, CA 92008-2999
    (951) 970-7995


    Types of Permits/Approvals Expedited

    Land Use, Zoning, Planning, Construction (Grading, Building & Safety, Public Works/Engineering, Traffic), Other Governmental Agencies, and Utilities (Water, Electricity, Cable, Gas)

    Building and Safety Permits • Change of Zone • Construction Permits • Costal Development Permits • Planning Approvals • Conditional Use Permit (CUP) • Encroachment Permits • Environmental Approvals (MND & EIR) • General Plan Amendment • Grading Permits • Line Lot Adjustment/Parcel Merger •

    Parcel Map/Tract Map • Parcel Map for Condo Purposes • Planned Unit Development • Potable Water Permits • Public Works Approvals/Permits • Electrical, Telephone, Cable, & Gas Utility Designs and Approvals • Right of Way Permits •

    Specific Plans • Storm Water Permits • Substantial Conformance Review • Traffic Approvals • Variances • Regional Water Quality Control Board • California Department of Fish and Game • Army Corps of Engineers