Project: The Society of California Pioneers Headquarters
Client: The Society of California Pioneers
Location: San Francisco
The city of San Francisco needed to purchase the Society of California Pioneers’ Civic Center–area property, home to the organization’s headquarters and museum, to build a new municipal court facility. The city hired an outside appraisal firm to establish a fair market value for the property that would allow the Society to replace its facilities. Upon reviewing the valuation of $3.7 million, the Society decided it needed its own analysis of the facility replacement cost. The organization hired IMA to perform that analysis, and later to help it find and renovate a new building.
The Society then extended IMA’s assignment to helping the organization
find a replacement property, an effort that included estimating renovation
costs for properties under consideration. IMA helped the Society determine
that with its buyout money, it could afford to relocate to a larger
existing building in San Francisco’s museum district that would
accommodate expanded offices, archives, and museum and exhibition spaces.