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
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.
2020 Canadian Cost Guide
Jan 29, 2020
Altus Group's 2020 Canadian Cost Guide is the leading guide to real estate development and construction project costing. Download it today.
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
Canadian Cost Guide 2019
Jan 30, 2019
Altus Group's 2019 Canadian Cost Guide is the leading guide to real estate development and construction project costing. Download it today.
Tariffs & Construction Costs
Oct 5, 2018
Tips to manage risks and mitigate the impact of tariffs on construction costs and your bottom line.
2018 Canadian Cost Guide
Jan 24, 2018
The Canadian real estate industry’s leading guide to development project costing.
Construction Act – New Compliance Obligations & Dispute Resolution Opportunities
Oct 15, 2018
Obligations and opportunities presented by Ontario’s new Construction Act
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.
Construction contract answers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 23, 2020
Practical construction contract and schedule advice related to COVID-19 for professionals in commercial real estate, ICI and P3 infrastructure.
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.
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.
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Assess the market conditions affecting the demand and supply of a local commercial real estate market.
We have been hired on behalf of all parties – including government, lawyers and property owners, and are able to back-up our appraisals with expert reports and testimony during negotiations or in the case of arbitration or litigation.
Indigenous land claim property valuation
Support your reconciliation efforts with an independent valuation backed by historical data, expert opinion and testimony at negotiation meetings.
Litigation & dispute valuation
Have a property dispute? Obtain a commercial valuation for litigation, arbitration and dispute resolutions.
Market feasibility studies
Understand the economic viability of your development by looking at the local market forces at play.
Get an accurate and independent understanding of the value of your commercial property or nationwide portfolio.
Get an accurate and independent understanding of the value of your property or nationwide portfolio.
Property tax assessments & appeals
Understand the valuation parameters, legislation and tax policy that drive your property’s assessment and tax liability.
Property tax management & compliance
Manage your single largest operating expense and remain compliant where you own or lease property.