Leveraging our development experience and close relationships with leading affiliate firms, Core offers the following comprehensive services to our clients and development partners for every aspect of the development process.

Property Acquisition

A project’s value is fundamentally based on how it’s acquired. We actively seek out properties on behalf of our clients’ and assess them rigorously to determine optimal purchase price and upside development potential.

Services provided include:

  • Identification of asset to purchase and negotiation of purchase
  • Preparation, review and execution of Agreements of Purchase and Sale
  • Preliminary development ideas (strategy, massing/planning, financial, timelines, market analysis)
  • Consultation with architects, planners, and planning lawyers

Due Diligence

One of the most critical aspects of successful real estate development involves thorough due diligence. This process confirms the upside development potential and identifies any critical issues early in the transaction.

Services provided include:

  • Co-ordination of the following types of studies: Planning, Architectural, Geotechnical, Structural, Mechanical, Environmental, Transportation, Heritage, Archaeological, Arborist, Noise, Shadow and Market Feasibility
  • Initial hard and soft construction costing
  • Pro forma modelling and cash flows
  • Initial project proposal
  • Identification of financing sources

Financing

The financial success of a real estate project involves participation from investors and lenders. Our close relationships with a broad network of equity and debt providers enables us to source funding for projects of varying size.

Services provided include:

  • Pro forma generation and detailed cash flow modelling
  • Pro forma validation by a quantitative surveyor
  • Sourcing and arrangement of acquisition, bridge, mezzanine and construction financing

Development Management

Our development services team provides oversight of all phases of the development process, from project advisory and feasibility planning to project closeout.

Services provided include:

  • Coordination of all development activities for the site
  • Obtaining municipal approvals
  • Coordination with architects and planners to create and refine architectural plans, surveys, and site plans, if required
  • Attending municipal/provincial hearings
  • Any coordination needed to ensure that the site is construction ready
  • Determination of unit values and design
  • Work with agents, if applicable, and develop initial marketing strategy
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Construction

For both horizontal and vertical projects, we provide a detailed framework for accomplishing set goals and objectives, then effectively manage the construction effort to ensure budgets and schedules are met.

Services provided include:

  • Coordinate all consultants and working drawings
  • Prepare specifications and tender documents
  • Submit for permits and approvals at all levels
  • Construction management

Project Monitoring

For clients lacking the expertise or capacity to manage a real estate project during the construction phase, our project monitoring services provide ground level “eyes and ears” to ensure a successful outcome.

Services provided include:

  • Negotiating with and obtaining a construction contractor
  • Monitoring of the construction contractor
  • Coordination of construction draws
  • Investor reporting
  • Investigation of any problems or issues
  • Preparation, monitoring and overall review of construction budgets
  • Arrangement/coordination of unit sales

For more information about our services contact us via email, phone or visit our office.