A complex asset class, but with great opportunity
Commercial and residential land have gained significant attention in the last few years and continue to be highly sought after investment assets in Canada for both new and established investors and developers. Land is also one of the most complicated asset classes, based on potential uses, zoning regulations on land use, usage restrictions, liaising between various levels of government and return expectations by investors. The potential complexities can be numerous.
With our deep experience in this sector, we can help sort out the potential opportunities and challenges with land, perform land due diligence, streamline all aspects of the transaction process, and assist with valuation, appraisal, project management and proforma analysis for development. Explore our experience and check out our latest research and insights. We can help.
Development land – Managing property taxes through a pandemic
Oct 15, 2020
With pent-up demand in numerous asset classes, the development sector is emerging from the COVID-19 crisis in relatively good shape. Current and projected construction starts provide insight into the effects of the pandemic.
As good as gold: opportunities for institutions to extract land value through strategic redevelopment
Jan 28, 2019
As land values climb and structures wear out, rather than simply selling their property and bidding goodbye to their buildings and land forever, more and more institutional administrators and boards would like to determine whether a redevelopment partnership may be possible to safeguard their future.
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.
What happens next? Strategies and precautions for construction real estate developers during COVID-19
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 pandemic
Apr 2, 2020
Answers to help developers safely navigate the current and potential impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on active construction projects.
Construction Act – New Compliance Obligations & Dispute Resolution Opportunities
Oct 15, 2018
Obligations and opportunities presented by Ontario’s new Construction Act
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.
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
Put pro formas to work to understand and manage development risks and protect your profits
Aug 14, 2019
Rising land values and construction costs in the real estate market over the past several years are raising risks for developers, lenders and equity investors. This precarious situation requires a new approach for understanding and managing development risk – an approach with pro formas as the focus.
No liquidity crunch on the horizon for the Canadian debt markets
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.
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.
Modular building construction: Has its time finally come?
Dec 9, 2020
Modular construction is something that forward-thinking governments, investors, manufacturers, developers and builders are looking at, but it is important that it be tempered with a clear understanding of advantages versus constraints, and a proper assessment of opportunities and how to mitigate the risk.
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