Get Clear On What’s Possible For Your Property—So You Can Develop Your Land In Alignment With Your Vision & Values.
There’s never been a more complicated time to develop land in British Columbia—but that doesn’t mean your private development project has to devolve into months (or even years) of chaos.
With our leadership in the development process, you will move forward with your vision for land development—emboldened with the confidence that what you want to create will be possible, align to your values, and benefit future generations.
- Identify your vision and values for the legacy of the project.
- Find the truth of what is and isn’t possible for a specific property.
- Understand the policies that will impact your project, and what they mean for your project’s timeline and budget.
- Discover a path to achieve your vision—even in the face of potentially challenging land use policies and market conditions.
- Make more empowered, data-backed decisions about your property and your private development project.
- Have a clear plan for the legacy that will result from land development.
What’s Included In Full-Service Development Consulting?
Your full-service development consulting process includes all the information you need to move forward with clarity and confidence at every step of your development project.
Each project begins with Phase 1: Your Development Feasibility Study where we’ll uncover the truth about what’s possible for your land and get clear on the policies and market conditions that will impact your project.
You will be prepared with…
- Executive summary
- Area & site descriptions
- General project description, schedule, and team members
- General market overview
- Specific market comparables
- Policy & zoning analysis
- Rezoning potential & cost
- Development options
- Recommended development plan
- Detailed project description
- Market positioning and identity/branding
- Project timelines
- Pro forma assumptions with support
- Pro forma summary and sensitivity analysis
- Finance structure and return metrics
- Land appraisal
- Environmental & geotechnical reports
- Land use and any legal documentation
…Plus, everything is signed off on by a registered professional planner with more than 25 years of experience in development consulting.
THEN, once we’ve uncovered the truth of what’s possible for the property and clarified the client’s vision for the project, we start Phase 2 of our work together, which includes…
Relationship Building & Intentional Connection
We’ll build long-term relationships with the City, subject matter consultants, potential joint venture partners or financing groups, potential General Contractors, project marketers, leasing partners, and other key stakeholders. This supports timely and fiscally responsible advancement of the project.
Post-Development Feasibility Assessment
We’ll work with you to confirm the next steps to develop a project management framework and deliver the project.
We’ll engage top project marketing professionals to review development options and provide feedback that will help refine the objectives of the desired development concept.
Business Plan Confirmation
You will review all possible options for development with your advisory team, to ensure that the redevelopment plan aligns with the legacy you want to leave in the community.
Partnership Options For Redevelopment
We’ll share an assessment of possible development and financing models and facilitate discussions regarding the trade-offs associated with entering financing and/or development partnerships.
Rezoning and Development Permit
We’ll represent you and oversee all efforts associated with government relations, preparing applications, assembling a team of subject matters consultants, and engaging any other experts based on what we learned in the development feasibility study.
Building Permit and Construction
We’ll work closely with the project architect and General Contractor throughout the permitting and construction process.
Sales & Leasing
We’ll engage a project marketing team to ensure that the sales and leasing process is seamless.
Why we’re the top development consulting firm in British Columbia.
Your development project starts and ends with RELATIONSHIPS and TRUST.
One of the biggest sources of frustration and inefficiency for development projects is that large development consulting firms experience constant turnover.
Far too often, families and private landholders find themselves being shuffled from one project director to another, or being assigned a well-meaning junior employee.
When you work with Channel Consulting, you get direct access to me, Tegan Smith—a seasoned, trusted, and respected leader in Canadian real estate—as well as a long-term commitment to personally see your project through start to finish.
From starting your development feasibility study, to engaging and liaising with subject matter and market analysis experts, to cutting the red ribbon on your newly completed project—I’ll be there to manage the process, brief you at every step of the way, and make sure everyone is well-informed and fully supported through the entire project.
Development consulting isn’t about determining a “yes” or a “no” for your project—but a “how”.
If you want an expert consultant in your corner who can help you quickly identify land development challenges, create a plan to get approved in a good way, and help you see your project through from conception to construction…
…Book a complimentary consultation now to learn more.
What Happens After You Schedule Your Consultation?
- When you book a consultation, you’ll be scheduled for a free 15-minute Clarity Call with Channel Consulting Founder Tegan Smith.
- On your call, you’ll have the opportunity to share information about your project and ask any questions you have about the development consulting process.
- If working together seems like a right fit, Tegan will share personalized next steps based on your project goals and timeline.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who Needs a Development Consultant?
Channel Consulting’s development consulting services are a fit for families and other private landholders who are interested in developing their property and want to make educated, empowered decisions that align with their overall vision and values for the land.
Q: I’m a professional working with a landholder to develop their property. Can I refer my clients to you?
Yes! We’re happy to work with attorneys, tax accountants, financial advisors, and other professionals who support families in planning their long-term legacy. Reach out to us today for more information on how we can support your clients with end-to-end development consulting.
Q: I’m still in the very early stages of planning my project. Is this the right time to engage a development consultant?
Yes! In fact, this is the BEST possible time to get started with Phase I of our work together (your development feasibility study). One of the most common mistakes private developers make is to wait until they’re already engaged in the development process to start looking into land use regulations.
Beginning this work at the onset of your project guarantees that you don’t encounter any unwanted surprises that could majorly derail your ability to achieve your vision on budget and on time.
Not sure whether you’ll need full-service development consulting or just Phase 1? That’s ok too—engaging us for Phase 1 of the process is not an obligation to continue into Phase 2.
Get started now with the in-depth study you need to make empowered decisions, see what we learn about your property, then determine whether continuing with development consulting is the right choice for your project.
Q: What makes you different from other development consultants?
In short—relationships, experience, consistency, and commitment to your project.
One of the biggest sources of frustration and inefficiency for development projects is that large development consulting firms experience constant turnover. Far too often, families and private landholders find themselves being shuffled from one director to another, or being assigned a well-meaning but junior employee.
When you work with Channel Consulting, you get direct access to me—a seasoned, trusted, and respected leader in Canadian real estate—as well as a long-term commitment to personally see your project through start to finish.
From starting your development feasibility study, to engaging and liaising with subject matter and market analysis experts, to cutting the red ribbon on your newly completed project—I’ll be there to manage the process, brief the family, and make sure everyone is well-informed and fully supported through the entire project.
Q: I have more questions about this process.
Great! I invite you to book a clarity call so we can dive further into your project’s specific circumstances. Schedule your free consultation here for more information.