Expert Spotlight: Joe Coe

Years at Nave Newell: 3 Education: BA in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University Expertise: I am Nave Newell’s Expert in drone technology and mapping Favorite Nave Newell Project: Natural Lands, Bryn Coed Farms in Chester County – It was a nice “office” setting to have for a few months. I saw a ton … Read more

Philadelphia Area Real Estate Development Trends From Our Perspective

Back in April, COVID’s impact on our industry was undeniable. Real estate development was put on hold. Surveyors couldn’t be out in the field. Municipal meetings weren’t taking place, and new project inquiries were almost non-existent. It was a scary time and the future was unclear. Fast forward to fall and things are looking up. … Read more

Residential Development: Past, Present, and Future

Episode 1 with Chelsea Bellay and Greg Newell The current housing market is hot and defying expectations, despite the current global pandemic. On our inaugural podcast, host, Chelsea Bellay, talks with Greg Newell about the past, present, and future of residential development. Listen to learn: The difference between the current housing boom and others in … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Jim Bannon

Years at Nave Newell: 19 Education: University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Expertise: I am Nave Newell’s Expert in ADA Compliance Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #23 – Create Meaningful, Personal Relationships Family and Fun Facts Family: Michelle (wife) and Cole (dog) Favorite Vacation Destination: Key West Favorite Project: As … Read more

Frequently Asked Land Surveying Questions

Land surveys are a critical part of real estate transactions and the foundation for land development. A professional land survey gives all parties an accurate representation of the land and what can be achieved – while also resolving potential discrepancies. Many people, especially homeowners, are often not sure what type of survey they need. In … Read more

Benefits of Using a Drone for Land Development and Construction Projects

Drone technology has had a big impact on the land development industry. We’re continually finding new ways to integrate drones into our work. While drones do produce some cool images, there are also many time and cost saving benefits. We’re sharing them with you, so you can consider drone technology for your next land development … Read more

Case Study: Country Club Improvements

Project Introduction Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, PA, is a private, nationally recognized club nestled on 200 acres in beautiful Chester County. Established in 1965, it is a family-oriented club with a mission to provide premier facilities and dynamic amenities that are continuously improved for member enjoyment. The renovations at Waynesborough Country Club started with … Read more

How to Develop a Site with Karst Geology

Finding prime sites for development in Southeastern PA can be a challenge. When you do, there’s a good chance it has limestone or karst geology. This is particularly true in Chester and Montgomery Counties. Karst Geology What is karst geology? Karst geology is a topography formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks like limestone, dolomite, … Read more

Nave Newell’s Survey Manager Shares How to Avoid Construction Stakeout Mistakes

Written by Matt Kelly, PLS – Nave Newell’s Survey Department Manager Construction stakeout is crucial to ensure projects are built according to plan. After years on the construction side of land development, I have seen countless errors made during construction stakeout. Now that I’m leading a team of field surveyors, I make sure these mistakes … Read more

Virtual Municipal Meetings: What to Expect and How to Prepare for Success

As a result of COVID-19, most municipalities have transitioned to virtual municipal meetings. If you haven’t participated in one yet, we have an inside look at what you can expect and some tips to help you prepare for a successful meeting! We talked to our engineers and planners about the meetings they recently attended and … Read more