Are you finding that you need better information before you can finalize the business plan for your project(s)?
Is there more homework to be done on land use regulations that will impact the cost and timeline for approvals on your project?
The typical outline for our due diligence report is available on our website. When people ask for this sort of report, they refer to it by different names including a:
municipal plan review,
zoning opinion, or
regulatory review memo.
Our reports review all applicable land use regulations that could impact development of a project.
The final report is provided within 30-45 days, depending on your timeline.
In the Lower Mainland, the regulatory and political environment is complex. Having outstanding knowledge and relationships with all regulators in the Lower Mainland, including municipalities, ALC, Port of Vancouver, provincial and federal environmental regulators, etc. is critical to confirm applicable regulations.
Private developers, families with land holdings, non-profit groups, and government organizations invite our help to confirm land use regulations for their development or infrastructure project.
Our 3rd party view has helped inform investment decisions by:
Investment Committees at private firms,
Non-profit Boards, and
Government capital project approval committees.
Government approvals are a major cost and timeline risk, which can impact the viability of a business plan.
My primary value is TRUTH. Information is gold.
Government staff consistently tell clients that they appreciate having Channel involved in files. We act as facilitators and we offer a safe and supportive environment for exchanging diverse ideas. Our approach respects the time and effort of both the applicant and the review team.
What is the best- and worst-case scenario of what you can do with your land?
PS – To find out more about my views on the need for decluttering of the regulatory framework in BC, see my comments shared with Frances Bula in the Globe and Mail last week or follow me on LinkedIn.