What do we do well? SOLVE PROBLEMS.
Have you read Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss? He talks about the power of listening with the intention of truly understanding, to get results. You may find it worthwhile to watch his talks on YouTube.
At Channel, our primary value is TRUTH and our pursuit of truth brings us to the heart of complex issues.
It is a major problem when a project team does not correctly estimate approvals risks. Countless project leaders contact us after finding they’ve been working on a “wish and a prayer”. We are very direct with those project leaders about whether or not we can help.
Government projects, private development projects, and non-profit projects all share the common need to know the TRUTH about the risks of what can and cannot be done with land.
We do the homework on land use regulations that will impact the cost and timeline for approvals on your project and present those findings in a report that will help inform good decisions by investment committees. Following Chris Voss, the best way to solve a problem is to understand it well.
Our due diligence reports review your business plan, the land title and site characteristics, and outline all applicable land use regulations that could impact development. We recommend talking with government staff. Our report is provided within 30-45 days, depending on your timeline.
There are three major risks in land development:
In the Lower Mainland, the regulatory and political environment is complex. Government approvals are a major cost and timeline risk, which can impact the viability of a business plan. It is critical to confirm applicable regulations.
After we complete a due diligence report, many clients then engage our help with government relations and development management. If you need help with government relations or development management, please let me know. We pride ourselves on having the most talented team in Vancouver getting results.
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?