On multiple projects in Columbia, Garver Development makes very significant contributions to our endeavors here in Downtown. Peter Garver well understands how to drive value creation in real estate development. That combined with his positive demeanor, integrity and reputation fashion him as a powerful force to be reckoned with and we are pleased to be working with him. Garver was an integral part of our success at bringing Whole Foods to the adaptive re-use of the former Rouse Company headquarters. Peter helped us figure out how best to re-position this building. He understands both the big-picture business points as well as the technical details, and pivots from one to the other without missing a beat.
Garver Development was a big help getting our manufacturing plant development project off the ground. While we’re really good at the produce business, we are less familiar with how to get permits, how to manage a design team, or even the most effective way to approach the construction. Peter Garver is a businessman who is very skilled with all aspects of the development process. He understands the value of relationships, which he uses effectively, whether to navigate through a bureaucracy or to maximize the benefit of members of a team. We would recommend Garver to other manufacturers who have real estate issues.
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Peter Garver during the construction planning phases of a courthouse and a government services building. Having participated in a number of similar processes during my thirty-year career, I was delighted to see his many talents displayed for our mutual benefit during this lengthy effort. Supremely knowledgeable and committed to best practices, Peter also possesses truly superb interpersonal skills. He routinely managed meetings with twenty-five consultants and government representatives with poise, efficiency and unflappable politeness. Results were always forthcoming due to his professional standards, expectations and personal conduct. All of us who are dedicated to sustainable development are most fortunate to have someone of Peter’s stature working in this important field.
Peter Garver brings the owner’s perspective and a wealth of technical understanding to his sustainable development work. He uses his financial and architectural/construction skills to creatively analyze various green strategies, and he understands the financial metrics of how to present this information. Peter is sensitive to both the first cost and operational issues, taking a long view of the bottom line.
Peter Garver exhibited exceptional talent and leadership in formulating the Master Plan for the economic redevelopment of Fort Ritchie Army Garrison, Cascade, Maryland. His integrity and commitment to the project was unquestionable. His understanding of this complex project was instrumental in blending economic viability with historic preservation and environmental initiatives. Peter’s work is first-class and I would highly recommend him as a key team member for any real estate project.
Peter brought his professional expertise to the table as he collaborated with the architect and engineers, engaged and consulted with the faculty, and guided the Board of Trustees in its decision making responsibilities. He brought clarity, humor, and warmth to a technical and critical project.