Harrison sees a mixed market in Rochester— with new work coming from larger local institutions in the medical and higher education sectors, but with fewer small institutional projects. Harrison says opportunities in office renovations are improving, including “new tenants looking to design flexible work environments.” While housing remains hot in many metro markets, Harrison says multifamily residential work is cooling off in Rochester.
The biggest general trend in the market is “the need to respond quickly, adjust as needed and then respond quickly again as conditions change,” he says. “The trick is to limit the reactivity and maximize the proactivity.”
To help with productivity, Harrison says his staffers share a lot of information “related to their specific roles on projects and their progress toward meeting project goals.” He adds that “information is key and having easy access to correct and current project information helps every staff member see their value in making our clients successful.”
Looking ahead, he hopes that potential increases in infrastructure spending on the horizon will help spur more private sector projects in and around the city.