Developer DRE Budget Services

Common Interest Filing

Estimate and determine when future property expenses will occur, with the help of DRE (Department of Real Estate), budget specialists from Golden Consulting Group. Common Interest Developments can be 2 or more units however, a notice of Intention must be filed with the DRE, and a preliminary, conditional or final public report obtained, before offering for sale or lease, in California, five (5) or more subdivision interests.

Client-Focused Approach

Budgets are created and analyzed with sensitivity to your economic concerns, while meeting DRE acceptance guidelines. All of our budgets are prepared from good-faith estimates, which use plans prior to construction and/or completion (for new projects) or from a combination of plans and/or site inspections (for existing projects). 

Budget preparation services is not just limited to the following common interest developments:

  • Planned Developments
  • Town-homes
  • Condominiums
  • Tenant in Common (TIC)
  • Mixed Use
  • High-Rise Buildings
  • Condo Conversions
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Parking Cost Centers
  • Commercial

Expect nothing less from our company because we have successfully advanced numerous and complex budgets through DRE approval process. We understand that every project is unique, based on the principal documents. Some projects may contain cost centers from easements or joint-use agreements that may need additional budgets.

Developer Budget Services

Golden Consulting Group’s approach and experience has successfully advanced many straight forward and complex DRE budgets through the Department of Real Estate (DRE) approval process. Our DRE budget specialist understands that every project is unique based on the governing documents. Our DRE budget services includes a wide range of budget preparation for common interest developments such as: Planned Developments, Town-homes, Condominiums, Condo Conversions, Tenant in Common (TIC), High Rise Buildings, Mixed Use, Commercial and Recreational Facilities. Some projects are unique and may contain cost centers from easements and/or joint-use agreements in which additional budgets may be needed.

All of our budgets are prepared from good faith estimates which uses plans prior to construction and/or completion (for new projects) or from a combination of plans and/or site inspections (for existing projects). All budgets are prepared with the sensitivity to your economic concerns and will meet DRE acceptance guideline requirements. See DRE Cost Manual

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Pro Forma Budgets

Existing associations need to prepare and distribute the annual budget report 30 to 90 days before the end of its fiscal year per Civil Code §5300. Let us assist you in examining and preparing your annual budget for this upcoming fiscal year. Calculating your monthly assessments can be difficult depending if your association is governed by an equal or variable assessment.

Fiduciary Responsibility

The board members and property managers have a fiduciary responsibility to perform due diligence in the budgeting process so that their associations properly maintains their property. A reserve study and its recommended funding plan are often indispensable in this process and shows due diligence on the part of the board or management company.

Budgeting Annual Operating Expenses

To budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a specialist may want to examine the previous historical data of each budgeted line item and the actual expenses. A budget specialist may research budgeted line items for future changes that might affect the annual disbursement for the upcoming fiscal year.

Reviewing Process

At Golden Consulting Group, we thoroughly review all documents which may affect everything for future changes, which might affect your annual disbursement for the upcoming fiscal year. This service includes:

  • Annual Budget
  • Reserve Update
  • Reserve Assessment
  • Disclosure Form
  • Complete Review of Associations CC&R’s

Our budget specialists can provide you with a customized budget template that will assist your associations with its future budgeted process.

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