For development in New York City, fire department approval adds another layer of coordination to an already complex permitting process. In an article by Bisnow, Bohler’s John McDonald outlines three things commercial real estate teams can do to expedite FDNY approvals.

John oversees Bohler’s Fire Prevention Services department in the New York metro region. He coordinates with design teams, performing preliminary plan reviews and verifying conformity with local fire codes and life safety standards. He also works with commercial real estate teams to develop approval strategies and oversees application filings.