Deliver successful developments with hands-on project management and a broad set of expertise
Today’s development projects are complex with shifting requirements, numerous parties involved and any number of scenarios that could throw your budget or schedule off-track. That’s why hiring a project manager backed by a cross-functional team of experts in cost, scheduling, claims and valuation – is imperative. Hiring the right project manager can save you time and headaches, not to mention millions of dollars.
Whether you want to complement your internal teams with strategic advice or engage a full-time owner’s representative, our team of dedicated project managers can help you:
- Make informed, cost-saving decisions at every project milestone
- Control your project’s time, cost and quality outcomes while exceeding stakeholder and end-user expectations
- Identify, assess, mitigate and monitor project risks
- Set realistic budgets and maintain them with support from in-house quantity surveyors
Develop a project strategy before design begins
Establish the approach and set effective policies and procedures to get the right framework for delivery by partnering with Altus Group to set up:
- Structure for project governance and controls
- The most suitable delivery methodology and team members for your project
- Cost and schedule benchmark studies that evaluate your projections
Align project delivery with your organizational goals while fully collaborating with your stakeholders and teams
We combine time-honoured leadership techniques and specialist in-house expertise, to improve processes and manage:
- Detailed budgets that maximize project value
- Design vision and performance of the design team
- Project progress in line with your schedule expectations
- Contracts and negotiation strategies
- The quality and performance of work on site
- Close-out and handover procedures
Our unique approach to project management
Project management, specific to construction and development, has been forced to expand beyond just typical day-to-day schedule management and milestone tracking. With budgets being squeezed, all members of development teams are expected to deliver more and bring exceptional knowledge and experience to the table.
Leveraging an already proven framework from Europe, and much of the rest of the globe, we bring a more comprehensive project management approach to the Canadian market. Our project managers are uniquely backed by a multi-disciplined team of experts in:
- Cost estimating & pro formas
- Contract solutions and scheduling
- Development consulting
- Project & loan monitoring
- Valuation and advisory
- Distressed development & workout solutions
A single project manager cannot be expected to be a subject matter expert in everything. This team based approach truly sets us apart and ensures you have the right expertise and at the right time.
Cost estimating & pro formas
Set realistic budget and development scenario expectations and maintain them.
Keep decision makers informed with insights and data from experienced development consultants.
Minimize risk and enhance control measures on infrastructure projects with impartial expert advice.
Project & loan monitoring
Get peace of mind with accurate reporting on construction progress and cash flow from an independent project monitor.
Reduce project risks and construction costs with sound procurement, contract and dispute resolution strategies.
Asset and facilities management
Understand the current state of your facilities and their maintenance practices so you can make asset and operation decisions.
Cost Escalation Report
Accurately assess construction cost escalation by trade, for better budgeting and forecasting.
Distressed development & workout solutions
Clarity on project viability for lenders, developers, trades and court-appointed trustees, monitors, receivers & managers
CMHC Rapid Housing Initiative services
Understand your eligibility and position your application for success
Contact a qualified professional
Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals brings a wealth of industry experience and unparalleled data-driven insights, providing the clarity you need to make informed decisions.
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2021 Canadian Cost Guide
Jan 20, 2021
Your guide to better understanding Canadian real estate development and infrastructure construction costs
Altus Group Global Property Development Trends Report
Sep 27, 2020
Our report explores how the property development industry is building resilience in the 'new normal'
Challenging the traditional approach to project management
Dec 3, 2020
A new era of project managers is needed to adopt a more integrated approach and to address three key risks: scheduling, costs and claims.
Construction cost escalation – not all sectors and trades change at the same pace
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.
Opinion piece | COVID-19 impact on construction costs and escalation (part deux)
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.
Opinion | COVID-19 impact on construction costs and escalation
Mar 30, 2020
What are the potential short, medium and long-term construction cost outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic
Stitch in time saves nine – How to use this pause in construction to save on your next development
May 12, 2020
With a desire to keep soft costs down, there is a reluctance amongst owners to invest more in the design and tendering phases of the project development. However, spending a bit more on the design team prior to construction seems to make a lore more sense, especially with millions of dollars in savings being left on the table.
Cost plans & estimates – the most underused problem-solving tools in the construction industry?
Jun 1, 2020
Cost estimates are one of the best problem-solving tools an owner, design team and construction manager have at their disposal. However, they are often treated as a formality, pulled together for compliance, when the wealth of information that is contained is often lost and rarely fully-leveraged to the extent it should.