Market Spotlight: Franchising and Rolling out with Jarmel Kizel

Market Spotlight: Franchising and Rolling out with Jarmel Kizel

Author: Matthew B. Jarmel AIA | MBA | NCARB

Date: April 24, 2024

Keep reading if you’re an entrepreneur, real estate developer, franchisor, or franchise management firm. You’re about to learn some valuable tips from a unique design firm that has decades of experience working with franchises in various industries, including:

  • Hospitality – Hotels, Restaurants, cafes, and bars
  • Multifamily – Residential complexes and apartment buildings
  • Commercial & Retail – From simple fit-outs to complete developments
  • Childcare & Early Education – Over 400+ childcare centers designed and built

If you, too, want to make headway into these or other industries with the help of an experienced consultant, then here’s why Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Inc. is your perfect partner for this rewarding but complex venture.

Jarmel Kizel and Franchising

Jarmel Kizel began in 1975 as a simple interior design firm operating out of the basement of Marvin Jarmel’s Livingston, NJ home. Over the decades, it evolved into a unique architectural and engineering firm capable of providing a single point of accountability, offering services from real estate consultancy to planning, implementation, and construction.

In its nearly 50 years of service, Jarmel Kizel has collected an impressive portfolio of successful franchise and roll out projects. As a result, the firm has insider knowledge of the real estate goals of franchisors and how to create effective prototyping and rollout design strategies.

Jarmel Kizel also helps out, on the other side of the table. The firm has worked with hundreds of franchisees, both first-timers and veterans. With each completed project, we apply the lessons learned to reveal hidden pitfalls and reveal new opportunities for our clients.

If you’re looking for a reliable, design firm able to provide a single point of accountability to help you franchise your business and roll out multiple locations, look no further than Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Inc.

Our experience with franchising and roll out construction projects will give you the insight and expertise you need to get your venture off the ground.

What Your Partnership With Us Will Cover

With Jarmel Kizel as your partner, you’ll benefit from our insider knowledge and over four decades of experience from start to finish. Here are the services you can expect from us:

Architectural Planning and Design

We know what franchisors want to see in their product, whether it’s a restaurant, shop, child care center, or anything in between. We also make effective prototype designs for the rollout of new facilities, testing the market and adjusting the product as we move along.

We ensure seamless communications and coordination with the leased property owners. We’ll study the site and regulations governing it, ensuring you avoid costly pitfalls and mistakes.

Engineering Design

Our staff can design all site and building systems necessary for your project. From civil / land planning and structural engineering to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection —we do it all in-house for a more seamless, straightforward working experience.

Jarmel Kizel always uses the latest Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) technology to analyze data for architecture and engineering projects. Our team of experts is also LEED (Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design) certified, ensuring sustainable designs that last longer and cost less to maintain over the long term.

Interior Design and Space Planning

At Jarmel Kizel, we design prototypes that represent your brand best. Our team works tirelessly to optimize the design of the space so that it’s comfortable, functional, beautiful, and memorable for your customers. We help you with the following:

  • Concept Development
  • Furniture Selection and Specification
  • Furniture Layout and Design
  • Finish Selection and Specification
  • Millwork Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Programming
  • Block Out & Stacking Studies
  • Test Fits
  • Building Efficiency Analysis & Comparison
  • Detailed Space Planning

We successfully help you define and reinforce your brand through the use of architectural and interior design.

Implementation and Construction

Once we’ve finalized the design, we’ll help you with the implementation of the project—the permitting, the sourcing of contractors, the budgeting and scheduling, and more.

We are experts in construction procurement where we assist clients in pre qualifying contractors appropriate for their project. We prepare requests for proposals (RFP’s) , bid the project, level bids and interview / descope bidders. While most architectural and engineering firms focus on the design phase of a project we work with you to make sure your project gets built. At Jarmel Kizel we do everything with our in-house team of experts. This allows us greater control over the project timeline, budget, and quality of work.

We also have a team of experts in every necessary field, from architecture and engineering to interior design and construction management. This allows us to provide seamless coordination and communication between all parties involved in your project—the franchisor, the franchisee, the local government, and contractors.

Real Estate Development Consultancy

This is potentially the most critical step of the process for franchisors looking to prototype and franchisees looking to do quick, straightforward business. The money you invest in the land entitlement cause is most at risk, and you must take this first step correctly.

If you’re a franchisee, we’ll orient you with the actual cost of the venture you’re about to undertake. We’ll give you a clear idea of the costs of the franchise, the space, the construction, and the equipment you’ll need, as well as any avoidable hidden costs to be aware of.

Lastly, it’s essential to understand what your landlord provides and doesn’t provide. For instance, the space you’re renting may not have utilities or built-in fire protection, so we’ll need to put them in ourselves, which may be an unexpected additional cost for you. Some additional finishing may also be needed in some cases. We do the due diligence with you at the very beginning of the project, preventing unnecessary extra costs and maximizing your return on investment.

Contact Us Today

We understand what franchisors want and how to create practical prototypes and rollout designs. In addition, we have a wealth of experience working with franchisees—both those starting their first business and those on their 50th—so that you can avoid common pitfalls and capitalize on new opportunities.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you take your business to the next level. Call us at 201.376.0199 today, and let’s start one of the best partnerships you’ll ever have.

Matthew B. Jarmel AIA | MBA | NCARB
Matthew B. Jarmel AIA | MBA | NCARB

Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA | NCARB is an American architect and real estate developer. He is managing Principal of Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc., located in Livingston, NJ.