Background & Process

The what, how and why.

The Foundation

Founded in 2016 by thought leader Chuks Okwuje, Master and Commander Inc. is a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary design build firm with offices in Houston, TX and Chicago, IL. 

Passionate about the community, he emphasizes on the importance of individual and cultural diversity. A lifelong learner of the Business Architecture, Real Estate, Development, and Urban Architecture, he is passionate about the role of mentorship, aspiring young professionals.


MCCM provides tailored building design and construction solutions.

We offer a full complement of services based on specific needs of your building development project.

Listening to you results in a much deeper understanding of your expectations.

Integrated services couple with project experience, professional resources, and networking, enabling us to optimize outcomes.

Outcome-based, process-oriented services are strategically organized to encompass the complete cycle of real estate development.

The outcome is market value-add in the delivery and quality of service you receive.

Our Core Capabilities


As architects and planners, we develop a strategy early on and then lead the way, all the way. We’ll determine  how much space you actually need, then test fit it on potential sites. We’ll take construction options and your budget into serious consideration. These early decisions are up to you as project owners – we help you understand them and make an informed decision.


MCCM listens to your idea and will help you communicate your design.
Our team-based resources of a full-service design, build and development practice offers an uparalleled advantage. The firm often integrates with consultants and personnel, creating a comprehensive and cohesive team of professionals.


A business-centric mindset, knowledge work and design innovation allows our team of professional and skillful individuals to provide cost-effective residential and commercial development solutions.
Our projects range from residential, multi-family, retail, commercial, business, hospitality, health care, institutional, industrial/manufacturing to landmark preservation.

Interior Design

We don’t just craft buildings, but we build your dreams.
Our rewarding and functional interior environments create a unique identity by keeping your vision and aspirations in mind.

Landscape Architecture

Our passsion for nature and attention to detail brings a unique perspective in designing landscapes that helps our clients discover a maximum potential at any scale — from rooftop gardens to urban parks.

Let's figure
out a plan

  • Comprehensive deal structuring
  • Market assessment and analysis
  • Programming strategy development
  • Property evaluation & reporting
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Business plan
  • Planning, utilization and capactiy analysis
  • Multimedia marketing and promotional material development
  • Internet/website communications & design
  • Investment analysis
  • Financing alternatives
  • Financial engineering, pro forma
  • Investment banking & lending facilitation
  • Operations contract negotiation & procurement
  • Tenant solicitations
  • A/E consultant selection
  • Design & engineering oversight & reporting
  • Value engineering
  • Bid package preparation
  • Contract(s) negotiation
  • Contractor selection
  • Construction oversight & representation
  • Document review and program verfication
  • Progresss, cost and schedule analysis & reporting
  • Investment analysis
  • Project close-out
  • Strategic advisory services
  • Competitive analysis
  • Proposal development
  • Leasing Strategy
  • Leasing negotiations & closeout


We carefully manage each project to ensure complete satisfaction of the client and safeguard:

Ownership business objectives within a financial context that is market specific

Complete management of project consultants and financial resources

Development and monitoring of project costs and schedule control systems

Informative reporting and guidance for the project “Stakeholders”

Executive project directing toward a common goal & successful outcome

Comprehensive project communications and control + mitigation of project risks

We would love to help you with your next project.

Local Chicago office

6858 South Constance,
Chicago, IL 60649

Main Houston office

3030 Dunvale Road, Ste 2104
Houston, TX 77063