Webster Pacific has worked across a wide range of industries, including: software, forestry, film, and fish husbandry, in both for-profit and nonprofit contexts. We quickly immerse ourselves in our clients’ operation, understanding their strategy and, at the same time, capturing the nuances of their sector. We are keenly focused on developing clear, customized and actionable improvement plans.
What existing and planned developments should we be aware of when investing in real estate?
Question: Is consolidation through acquisition an opportunity in the widget industry?
Approach: Webster Pacific first analyzed and gained clarity about precisely how this business was defined, in terms of both product and geography. Because of transportation costs and raw material availability, the market for widgets was split between the Eastern and Western US. Given that the client was in the Western US, Webster Pacific analyzed all the players in the Western US market.
Result: Webster Pacific found that the Western US presented a unique opportunity for one company to become an industry leader through acquisition.
Production Process and Cost Reduction
Question: What is the cost of production, and how can we reduce it?
Approach: Webster Pacific performed an in-depth study of the production process and developed a detailed process map of the functions, breaking out costs by both department and activity type.
Result: Webster Pacific’s work both explained current costs and also exposed areas of leverage.
Sustainability for Grant-making and Fiscal Sponsorship Client
Question: How can we help our client ensure its long-term sustainability by better understanding each of its client’s revenues and expenditures?
Approach: Webster Pacific developed a high-fidelity prototype so that the client could determine, on a monthly basis, which of its clients are sustainable based on revenues earned and costs to serve.
Result: Webster Pacific’s work, using a working prototype ,helped give the client confidence in the value of a long-term technology system used to understand its clients sustainability. Webster Pacific’s high-fidelity prototype was a precursor to a much bigger investment in an enterprise software product that became a part of the the client’s long-term systems.
Tracking Existing and Planned Developments
Question: What existing and planned developments should we be aware of when investing in real estate?
Approach: There are numerous ways to articulate existing and planned developments.
One way is to catalog all planned commercial developments. Using data from the San Francisco Business Times, Webster Pacific created the projected development map of San Francisco, which shows locations of planned office and residential square footage being added to the market.
A second way is to better understand areas of affluence and poverty by mapping household income and public housing. The map of Manhattan shows both areas of wealth and public housing and how in most cases, where there is public housing, the wealthy choose not to live.
Result:Webster Pacific’s client has a more data-driven understanding of the facets of various locations in a prospective market.
San Francisco & Chicago
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