Be Fundamentally Different in 2015

Reflection.As another year comes to an end, we reflect back on the last 12 months, looking at what we learned and how we can use it to improve in the New Year.    With a founding philosophy to continuously improve our company, David J. Friedman’s book, Fundamentally Different, made a big impression on Nave Newell and the … Read more

Meet Meghan Shomper

We are pleased to welcome Meghan Shomper to the Nave Newell team as a landscape designer. Meghan’s passion and knowledge of horticulture will help advance Nave Newell’s landscape architectural services. She most recently worked for Cope Linder Architects, where she designed planting plans, site architecture, hardscape and landscape amenities for Sugar House Casino, Valley Forge … Read more

A Win in the House

After nearly 5 years of trips to Harrisburg, meetings with DEP and State Legislators, I am happy to report that the PA House of Representatives voted Monday 119-79 to pass House Bill 1565.  HB1565 amends the Clean Streams Law and will take much-needed steps toward improving Pennsylvania’s business climate while maintaining the pristine quality of our … Read more

Do I Really Need an ALTA Survey?

Buying a property, but not sure if you need an ALTA survey as part of the due diligence?  Real estate transactions are complex and ALTA/ACSM Land Surveys, more commonly referred to as ALTA surveys, have been developed to identify potential issues that may affect the value or future use of the property.  They are frequently … Read more

Approvals in Fewer Than 60 Days

Securing land development approvals for your project is frequently a long and arduous process.  The stakes are too high to invest tens of thousands of dollars into a plan, only to determine it won’t work.   It’s crucial to conduct a very thorough analysis during due diligence to identify all of a projects inherent risks and … Read more

Proposed Rulemaking Could Slam Developers

In an attempt overrule prior Supreme Court decisions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a draft rule that could slam local developers.  The proposed rulemaking would dramatically expand areas of their jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA), including specifically defining ditches as jurisdictional tributaries and significantly … Read more

New Digs.

Well, it’s official; we’re finally moved into our new office building.  Of course, having been in here for just over a week, there are still some finishing touches to be taken care of and we may be a little loopy from all of the paint fumes. Despite that, we are quickly getting back to business … Read more

New Blog. New Office Space.

Some big things are happening at Nave Newell!  As the title says, we’re launching a blog and moving into a new office space. Yes, we are saying good-bye to 357 South Gulph Road, our home for the last 10 years. On December 2nd, we will settle into our new office just down the street in Tredyffrin Township. … Read more