Development Management

Value Creation

Our development team focuses on value creation at each stage of the development lifecycle.

With our expertise in development, including asset repositioning & project management, coupled with a wealth of internal resources and industry connections, we drive the development lifecycle creating value to achieve the highest and best use for your asset.

What we do

Leveraging an extensive industry network, in-house expertise and decades of experience in mixed-use, commercial, industrial and retail sectors, our development management program incorporates:

  • Entitlements, planning, and municipal approvals
  • Market research to inform product development
  • A balanced approach to design and value-engineering
  • Negotiating construction agreements
  • Community engagement programs
  • Strategies for retail leasing, residential leasing, marketing, and communications
  • Full development underwriting, partnership structures, financing strategies, and producing pro-forma development models

The Development team has built a solid reputation on the foundation of trust, transparency and a holistic approach to development which incorporates an owner’s perspective on long-term operational and community considerations.

Mixed-use Development

Our team has considerable experience in structuring complex and unique mixed-use developments. In the last five years, we have emphasized our commitment to urban in-fill, developing projects that are mixed-use and transit oriented, located inside the urban boundary.

These projects strategically enhance mature communities. They are designed to bring needed amenities to the community while bringing in new employment and new residents to support existing infrastructure and businesses.

Industrial Development

Our approach to industrial development is to take a long-term view on design and planning, to provide flexibility for tenants and owners long-term. Whether it is storage and distribution, manufacturing, or a purpose-built flex use, considerations such as site dimensions and loading access, proximity to 400 series highways, bay spacing, and clear heights are designed with operational efficiency and the evolving needs of the tenant base in mind.

Suburban Office Development

As a developer of modern, class A suburban office buildings, we concentrate on designing spaces that not only fit today’s requirements – flexible workspaces, thoughtful design, and low environmental impact – but also consider future needs, such as floor plate sizes and building structure that allow for tenant specific design requirements to be met, and parking solutions that can be revisited as transit evolves, and tenant needs change.
Extensive expertise and success in all types of development
Local market expertise and insight
Value-added multidisciplinary team
Working with you from concept to completion

Westboro Connection

Transit-oriented brownfields re-development within the urban boundary

Contact us about development management services

Drop us a line of give us a call if you would like to talk about development opportunities in Ottawa Region.
Stephen Martin

Stephen Martin

Director, Development Management

Backed by 30 years of industry experience, Stephen has excelled in all areas of the development process, including asset acquisition, design + delivery, and residential, commercial, retail, and mixed-use property operations.

Development management

We translate your objectives for development capital into buildings. Creating an asset thesis for a development and then building a project is inherently riskier than buying existing assets. We help remove the risk by ensuring the asset thesis and development plan are based on an accurate, current understanding of market gaps and unmet demand, and a solid plan to execute. 

From pre-development through the stages of design, planning, construction, financing, leasing, underwriting and project completion, we work as an extension of your team to get you to a stabilized position that will deliver your targeted returns.