Real Estate Developer Testimonials

“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, Founder of Barnhart Construction (6th largest school builder in the country before he sold Barnhart Construction to Balfour Beatty Construction)

“Terry Strom is not only an expert in the coordination of complex construction project entitlements with city governments, but also a very valuable member of our project teams. He is always providing insight on how to improve the team dynamics on our projects. Terry has provided great service on numerous projects, which ultimately paved the way for a successful completion.” – Tim Wright – President at Wright Real Estate Management

“Terry helped our team get our project from dirt, to concept to building permits in a very expeditious manner. He not only is a consummate professional but really cares how his clients projects do and he will do whatever he can to make a project a reality and I could not see working with anyone else, but he is simply the best at what he does.” – Dan Feder, Owner of F&F Income Properties, LLC

“I’ve engaged Terry to facilitate our entitlements on an apartment project in Point Loma (City of San Diego). Terry has been instrumental in helping our team navigate through the governmental process and connecting us key decision makers. I’ve been impressed with his knowledgeable, connections, and capabilities and would highly recommend him.” – Ted Tchang, President/CEO at Techbilt Companies

“I would like to recommend Terry Strom as a preferred consultant and expediter who has consistently performed at the highest levels of professionalism and expertise on behalf of many of my clients in a variety of challenging assignments. Terry has shown a marked tenacity to stay after a difficult situation around moving through the process for attaining special use permits, conditional use permits, and project entitlements and permits for a variety of different types of real estate properties and a diverse group of owners. He has also shown the ability to work with a variety of city staff members whether in the planning, engineering, or city development offices in order to achieve one or more set of specific objectives. I would highly recommend you strongly consider Terry Strom when looking for a consultant who has worked within city government as well as outside city government and has developed a terrific understanding of the best ways to achieve a resolution to a challenging objective.” – Thomas Smith, Principle at Lee & Associates

“Twenty­two 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 must­have consultants. I recommend him unequivocally.” – Ed Anderson, Medical Real Estate Development

“Terry Strom, of Strom Entitlement-Permitting Project Management LLC, has been providing services for the Rancon Group since 2015, and continues to provide service as of this date. Initially Terry handled all plan processing for Europa Village, a 160,000 square foot winery resort project on 40 acres with 3 wineries, 2 hotels, a bed and breakfast, and a spa. As a result of his exceptional service, we expanded the scope of his work to include clearing conditions, and entitlement and permit processing efforts on Europa Vineyard Estates, a 290-acre estate home subdivision. Terry was instrumental in helping us clear numerous hurdles with multiple public and municipal agencies to achieve full approval of all plans and to clear all conditions of building permit issuance for four separate buildings in Europa Village. Additionally, he was given the task of clearing numerous conditions for the grading permit of the 290-acre estate home subdivision in order to meet a time sensitive deadline. Terry cleared all the conditions well ahead of time, allowing us to pull the grading permit in plenty of time to meet an important deadline. He is now clearing the conditions for recordation of three phased final maps for that same 290-acre estate home subdivision. Clearance of these final maps for recordation involves concurrent utility easements, formation of maintenance districts, dedication of trails, offsite easements, street improvement s, dedication of drainage facilities, bonding and concurrent approval and recordation of CC& Rs. His effort encompassed working with multiple agencies, resolving issues, and finding solutions to challenging situations. Terry has a keen understanding of the nuances involved in working with public agencies and is able to pierce through roadblocks that are so often encountered during this type of work. One of Terry’s greatest strengths has been his ability to identify critical tasks and to find ways to achieve our scheduling goals.In addition to Terry’s technical knowledge and skills, he has an innate ability to forge positive working relationships with agency staff that results in elevated levels of cooperation from the ‘other side of the counter.’ Terry is very personable, extremely persistent, and maintains a keen focus on achieving results. I highly recommend Terry’s service to anyone involved in entitlements, processing and permitting of any type of development project. We intend to continue using Terry’s services on current and future projects” – Assistant Director of Development, Europa Village and Europa Vineyard Estates – The Rancon Group

“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 &jack­of­all 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