How does design affect real estate? 

Bruce Johnston is director of client services at Apex design build. Apex design build is a family owned, fully integrated design and construction firm working in the healthcare market. They have been in business for four generations, and Bruce has 11 years of experience. 

Construction costs and labor costs are skyrocketing. How do you know how much to budget? Bruce explains what to look for from market to market in order to avoid over paying and create realistic expectations.  

A misconception is that to retain an architect and then bid out the work to general contractors will save money. A true design and build approach is the best way to control a cost because you can avoid change order fees.

Reach out: go to

If you need help finding the perfect location or your ready to invest in commercial real estate, email us at

Sign up for a FREE vulnerability analysis and lease renewal services 

View our library on apple podcasts or

Connect on Facebook

Commercial Real Estate Secrets is ranked in the top 50 podcasts on real estate