Deliver profitable real estate development projects on time and on budget
From concept and design to financing and construction, property development projects can present an array of critical decision points and roadblocks through the development process. Simple oversights can pose significant risk to the health of a project or pipeline, and ultimately your financial investment.
Successfully navigate the property development process with the guidance of our multi disciplined team of real estate advisory and development professionals who are backed by technology and data. With active involvement in hundreds of projects each year, leverage the largest database of construction costs and key metrics to support your real estate development project.
We work with developers, lenders, government (at all levels) and other industry stakeholders and have deep experience across all industries and asset classes.
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
Have a property dispute? Obtain a commercial valuation for litigation, arbitration and dispute resolutions.
Market feasibility studiesvaluation-advisory
Understand the economic viability of your development by looking at the local market forces at play.
Municipal finance studiesvaluation-advisory
Understand the financial impact of a development on a municipality.
Physical asset managementcost-project-management
Understand the current state of your facilities and their maintenance practices so you can make asset and operation decisions.
Project & loan monitoringcost-project-management
Get peace of mind with accurate reporting on construction progress and cash flow from an independent project monitor.
Deliver successful developments with hands-on project management and controls.
Get an accurate and independent understanding of the value of your property or nationwide portfolio.
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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Informing our community
Stay current with the latest news and analysis regarding matters that impact your business and community.
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-management
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.
Opinion | COVID-19 impact on construction costs and escalationbu-cost-project-management development cost-estimating-pro-formascost-escalation-reportproject-loan-monitoringproject-managementdistressed-development-workout-solutionsdevelopment-consulting
Mar 30, 2020
What are the potential short, medium and long-term construction cost outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic
Q&A | property tax relief during COVID-19bu-commercial-property-tax acquisition development disposition operation property-tax-management-compliancetax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-analyzer
Mar 27, 2020
Frequently asked questions and answers about property tax relief during and following the COVID-19 pandemic
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-valuation
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.
Property tax timelines in trying times – an Atlantic perspectivebu-commercial-property-tax acquisition development disposition operation tax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-management-compliance
Aug 24, 2020
The point of time is an important distinction as the ‘base date of assessment’, or the date in which a value is derived in any given assessment year.
What you need to know about Calgary’s 2021 Pre-Roll Consultation Periodbu-commercial-property-tax bu-valuation-advisory acquisition development operation tax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-management-compliance
Jul 20, 2020
The City of Calgary’s 2021 Pre-Roll Consultation Period will commence on October 1, 2020 and end on November 6, 2020.
Manitoba assessment cycle extended for one additional yearbu-commercial-property-tax bu-valuation-advisory acquisition development operation tax-assessment-appealsproperty-tax-management-compliancemarket-research-economic-advisoryproperty-appraisals
Jul 10, 2020
Taxpayers now wait another year before the effects of the pandemic are reflected in assessed values.