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IN: SYNCS

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WMG Development’s sustained success can be attributed to a range of different factors: a unique origin story, a distinctive cultural identity, and, perhaps most importantly, a level of demonstrated depth of resources, experience, and expertise. 

There is no better illustration of how that expertise can be a difference-maker for WMG clients than the innovative SYNCS program that the company has developed and deployed to great effect on behalf of select retail clients. SYNCS is a streamlined approach to project delivery that leverages all WMG’s assets, resources, and operational innovation, utilizing concurrent construction processes, strategic material purchasing and warehousing, shared architectural and engineering expertise, and smart procurement services to consolidate timelines and expedite deliveries. 

SYNCS is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek acronym for Serving Your New Customers Sooner. But for clients who are in a position to take advantage of freestanding buildings and select multi tenant properties, the impact of the program is no joke. On average, SYNCS’ efficiencies decrease the time from construction documents to retail opening by 15%: weeks or sometimes even months faster than with a traditional construction process.

The collaborative nature of the process and its inventively efficient results are consistent with the work of a company that touts its unmatched development toolkit and lives a strong and enduring culture of service. It’s also a testament to the longstanding working relationships that WMG has built and maintained with some of the biggest and most successful partners in the business. A clear departure from industry norms and standard practices, SYNCS is an outside-the-box approach from a company unafraid to not just think differently but to put inspired ideas into action to disrupt the industry and deliver meaningful results for clients, communities, and professional partners. 

Established expertise and elevated service

  • SYNCS is neither new nor experimental: it’s a proven program that WMG has deployed at scale for our retail partners across the nation.
  • SYNCS is the clearest example of an innovative and authentic world-class real estate development company delivering truly inspired and creative development solutions.
  • SYNCS is a streamlined approach to project delivery that leverages all WMG’s assets, resources, and operational innovation. It’s also a product of the company’s culture of responsive, engaged, and flexible customer service.

Innovative and inspired

  • A clear departure from industry norms and standard practices, SYNCS is an outside-the-box approach from a company unafraid to not just think differently but to put inspired ideas into action.
  • Creative and coordinated scheduling, early design and permitting, smart procurement solutions, and parallel processes avoids unnecessary delays and scheduling complexities that can plague traditional developments.
  • SYNCS is aligned with WMG’s mission and culture, with its innovative approach to the work and to its clients, and to its willingness to fearlessly disrupt long standing industry conventions.

Speed and efficiency

  • SYNCS drives value for both WMG and its clients, tenants, and professional partners. It helps them save money and get their doors open for business earlier.
  • The SYNCS construction process uses strategies such as strategic material purchasing and warehousing that encourage a shorter construction timeline as opposed to a traditional construction model.
  • Utilizing a single source for architecture, early equipment buyout, and general contractor expertise simplifies construction documentation and permitting, saves time and money, clarifies communication, and unlocks important efficiencies.

Strong partnerships and enduring relationships

  • Because the success of SYNCS requires client buy-in and both strong communication and coordination, WMG’s success in this space is a testament to the longstanding partnerships and close working relationships the company has built and maintained over the years.
  • The impact of the program extends well beyond individual project timelines. The places and spaces WMG and its partners build together have both an immediate and a long-term positive effect on the communities they serve.
  • SYNCS also requires both trust and flexibility on the part of retailers, and the deep insight that comes from WMG’s nuanced understanding of their clients’ preferences, priorities, and operational mechanics.