Real Estate Development Services

Real Estate Development Services is different from project and construction management. It transcends the individual activities and phases of a project. Real Estate Development Services takes a project from its conception and shepherds it through its financial and material creation through to its sale and after sale maintenance.

Our capabilities encompass the full life-cycle of real estate development, whereby our experts act as the trusted client representatives across all stages of the project.

The overarching objective of REDS is to quantifiably add value across each phase of the development process.


Conceptualize & Plan

Experts from our team have been at the heart of major real estate development projects around the world. During the early stages of a project, we begin by identifying the inherent possibilities of a site and articulate a pragmatic vision for a project. Then we build an actionable plan based on the project’s critical technical, commercial, legal and marketing requirements, amongst other considerations. This clear thought process creates a bankable and investable business plan which blends creativity, technical insight, business rigor.

Service Offerings
  • Business Planning
  • Business Structuring
  • Legal Structuring
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Project Management

Design & Engineer

Business viability, innovative design and cutting edge engineering have to go hand-in-hand to create inspirational and functional real estate. Whether it’s an affordable housing township or a new economic zone we manage the development of all critical design and engineering aspects of the project. At the onset, a team of highly specialized urban planners and master planners from Surbana will develop a master plan which depicts the business vision and provides a guiding map for the ensuing technical development of the site. As the project progresses, we work with our clients and partners in selecting the external designers and engineers as well as preparing the technical documents needed for tendering, contract award and related activities. Later, design requirements are established and work progress is closely monitored across the project.

Service Offerings
  • Design Management.
  • Engineering Management.

Capitalize

Projects are fueled by capital. Whether it’s a bank financing or equity investment, we deploy our core expertise in real estate and project finance to oversee all capital structuring. This begins at the assessment of project costs and proceeds to the phasing of capital infusions, identifying the investment and exit strategy and creating the project’s capital structure (the mix of debt and equity). Thereafter, we work as an internal team of advisors to prepare related documents and guide the client through the capital raise process. Entities related to CGI, or those within its network, can provide direct capital raise channels where appropriate.

Service Offerings
  • Business Planning
  • Business Structuring
  • Financial Structuring
  • Financial Reporting
  • Project Management

Build

Building is about paying attention to every detail. But the key is to manage for quantity and quality. A project with a short effective life or major engineering issues is an expensive proposition that no one wants. We prepare programs for procurement and construction, liaise with the relevant authorities, supervise the work of contractors and vendors, manage and control construction documentation and make sure progress reports are issued to all stakeholders. Project management experts, from OPUS, with experience managing engagements which range from a newly built city to single lots will provide the critically needed expertise at this stage. All this is geared to shorten development timelines when possible and to achieve maximum end product pricing.

Service Offerings
  • Design Management.
  • Engineering Management.
  • Financial Reporting.
  • Construction Management.
  • Project Management.

Market & Sell

Marketing begins at the conception stage when a project’s scope and targets are being defined. Our experts have developed projects for a diverse range of uses (housing, commercial, hospitality) globally. This experience enables a seamless thought process that considers a project’s core market and develops tailored messaging and sales plans. We prepare marketing strategies and budgets, assist in selection of marketing firms for project positioning and assist in developing sales collateral while working with sales agents to prepare targets and develop sales channels.

Service Offerings
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Project Management

Manage & Maintain

The true, long term value of real estate lies in its effective management and maintenance. This requires complete planning for day to day operations as well as establishing maintenance guidelines to maximize the useful life of the property. Our experts identify the optimal management and maintenance operators based on the asset type (hospitality, retail, office, housing, etc.). In addition, they manage vendors against performance standards that have been created and tailored for each development based on its specific requirements.

Service Offerings
  • Design Management.
  • Engineering Management.
  • Estate Management.