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Asset and facilities managementcost-project-management
Understand the current state of your facilities and their maintenance practices so you can make asset and operation decisions.
CMHC Rapid Housing Initiative servicescost-project-management valuation-advisory
Understand your eligibility and position your application for success
Reduce project risks and construction costs with sound procurement, contract and dispute resolution strategies.
Cost Escalation Reportcost-project-management
Accurately assess construction cost escalation by trade, for better budgeting and forecasting.
Cost estimating & pro formascost-project-management
Set realistic budget and development scenario expectations and maintain them.
Keep decision makers informed with insights and data from experienced development consultants.
Economic advisory & market researchvaluation-advisory
Understand the viability of your next real estate project with custom research.
Assess the market conditions affecting the demand and supply of a local commercial real estate market.
Minimize risk and enhance control measures on infrastructure projects with impartial expert advice.
Litigation & dispute valuationvaluation-advisory
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Understand the economic viability of your development by looking at the local market forces at play.
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Get peace of mind with accurate reporting on construction progress and cash flow from an independent project monitor.
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Property tax assessments & appealscommercial-property-tax
Understand the valuation parameters, legislation and tax policy that drive your property’s assessment and tax liability.
Property tax management & compliancecommercial-property-tax
Manage your single largest operating expense and remain compliant where you own or lease property.
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CMHC’s Rapid Housing Initiative – Your questions answered (updated)bu-cost-project-management bu-valuation-advisory acquisition development cmhc-rapid-housing-initiative-servicesproperty-appraisalsmarket-feasibility-studiesdevelopment-consultingcost-estimating-pro-formasphysical-due-diligence
Nov 20, 2020
Ongoing answers to your questions about CMHC's Rapid Housing Initiative. This program was launched to address housing affordability and homelessness in Canada's most vulnerable communities.
Opinion piece | COVID-19 impact on construction costs and escalation (part deux)bu-cost-project-management development cost-escalation-reportcost-estimating-pro-formasdevelopment-consultingdistressed-development-workout-solutionscontract-solutions-1project-managementcmhc-rapid-housing-initiative-services
Sep 30, 2020
An update to Marlon Bray's March post on how the pandemic would impact construction costs and escalation on the short, medium and long term.
Construction cost escalation – not all sectors and trades change at the same pacebu-cost-project-management development cost-escalation-reportcost-estimating-pro-formascontract-solutions-1development-consultingdevelopment-due-diligencedistressed-development-workout-solutionsproject-loan-monitoringproject-managementcmhc-rapid-housing-initiative-services
Aug 31, 2020
It’s very common for developers, contractors and consultants to estimate construction cost escalation, for all asset types and trades, based on a single number or range. This is dangerous and can lead to grossly inaccurate development budgets and forecasts, and more time (and money) spent on contingency plans down the road.
What happens next? Strategies and precautions for construction real estate developers during COVID-19bu-cost-project-management development operation contract-solutions-1distressed-development-workout-solutionsdevelopment-consultingcost-estimating-pro-formasproject-loan-monitoring
Apr 22, 2020
Reductions in on-site labour, temporary construction shutdowns, and new site working protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will cause the real estate and construction industry to feel the effect of this virus for months, and possibly years to come. The following identifies some of the risks, and provide some guidance on key strategies that owners and developers can follow going forward.
Developers’ FAQ on active projects during COVID-19 pandemicbu-cost-project-management development contract-solutions-1distressed-development-workout-solutionsproject-loan-monitoringdevelopment-consulting
Apr 2, 2020
Answers to help developers safely navigate the current and potential impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on active construction projects.
2021 Canadian Property Assessment Appeal Deadlinesbu-commercial-property-tax acquisition development operation tax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-management-compliance
Oct 23, 2020
Edmonton’s 2021 Pre-Roll Consultation: what you need to knowbu-commercial-property-tax bu-valuation-advisory acquisition development operation tax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-management-compliance
Oct 14, 2020
The City of Edmonton's 2021 Pre-Roll Consultation Period will commence on November 23, 2020 and end on December 16, 2020.
IMPORTANT Québec property tax update: proposed Bill 67 by the Quebec government on September 30, 2020bu-commercial-property-tax acquisition development operation tax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-management-compliancemarket-research-economic-advisoryproperty-appraisals
Oct 2, 2020
No liquidity crunch on the horizon for the Canadian debt marketsbu-valuation-advisory acquisition development disposition operation property-appraisalsportfolio-valuation
Sep 18, 2020
There’s no need to be to be a real estate expert to see that social distancing measures and the shutdown of nonessential businesses represent a hard blow to shopping centre owners.
Analyzing the real estate risk while waiting for a vaccinebu-valuation-advisory acquisition development disposition operation property-appraisalsportfolio-valuationreplacement-cost-estimates
Sep 14, 2020
The last few months has allowed us to evaluate the immediate impact of the measures imposed to counter the spread of the virus, in addition to the partial lifting of those measures on the various types of real estate assets.