Build on your investment
We assemble the right team with the right information.
We procure the right team of consultants in a competitive way.
We lead them through the entire process, determining the right direction for the project at every step, and steering the project and the team towards it, and ultimately, the end goal.
We provide the advice you need to enable you to keep control of your investment – and build on it
With development expertise in our DNA and countless development projects under our belt – not only in Canada but globally – you can count on us to effectively lead your project so you can focus on your primary business.
We provide an ownership mindset without taking an equity stake. Unlike partnering with a developer, when you work with us our Development Management team brings all the critical capabilities, capacity and experience to bear on your project – but you retain control. And when we’re finished, you get to keep all of the increased value that our team has created for your site. We work for a fee; you keep the profit.
We take on the complexity and burden of the development process
We work with all stakeholders to achieve both engagement and alignment, and to resolve any issues that could cause your project to stall or cease, or your costs to increase – all while ensuring you extract and maximize value from your investment based on strategy and fact versus chance and hearsay.
We ensure your project achieves peak performance
– from multifamily projects, to retail builds, to office and industrial facilities – and our comprehensive data to help ensure your project performs optimally.
Count on our market insights, strategic advice and development expertise to help you build on your investment and maximize your returns. Let us help you turn your development idea into an income-producing property.
• Existing Municipal & Zoning Context Review
• Market & Demographics Research
• Financial Proforma Analysis Commencement
• Partnership Agreements
• Design Team RFP & Award
• Regulatory Entitlements
• Political Engagement
• Master Scheduling
• Innovation & Sustainability Progamming
• Leasing & Tenant Requirement Design
• Construction Financing
• Construction Documents & Working Drawings
• Construction Permitting
• Site Works & Building Construction
• Tenant Fit-Up, Coordinating, & Possession
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Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group
With more than 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including serving as CEO I Canada at Colliers International for 14 years, David assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting I Canada on March 31, 2020. In this role, David integrates Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients with significant real estate assets and portfolios.
David is highly regarded for his deep connections and innovative business perspective, providing strategy and guidance on best practices in corporate leadership, change management and innovation.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of REALPAC. Consisting of fewer than 100 members, REALPAC is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector.
Executive Consultant - Portfolio & Fund Strategy
Peter has more than 35 years of experience within the commercial real estate investment industry in Canada.
He is a Partner in Colliers Strategy & Consulting Group and with his Team he is focussed on value creation for clients at both the asset and portfolio levels.
His multi-disciplinary background includes hands on experience with real estate fund management and structuring, real estate investment platform design and implementation, risk management, capital fundraising, asset management, development, real estate finance, appraisal, workouts, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions.
Over the course of his career he has been personally involved in the finance, valuation, management and investment of more than $9 billion worth of commercial real estate. Over the most recent 16 years he developed and evolved two successful real estate investment management businesses. At various points in his career he has had success working in the institutional, public markets, brokerage, and private sector environments and as such has a broad perspective of the real estate industry.
After spending 8 years leading and building the Fiera Real Estate investment Management platform and business to $6 billion in assets under management he has joined Colliers, Strategy & Consulting Group as a Partner.
Senior Vice President, Development Advisory
Randy Gladman has 15 years of experience in commercial real estate development, leading projects from initial acquisition through the design, approval, site servicing, construction, and disposition processes. In every project he undertakes, Randy focuses on ensuring project objectives are met in conformity with the client’s strategic goals, thereby building a successful client relationship throughout the project lifecycle. Throughout his career, Randy has assembled and managed development design and approval teams made up of external consultants including civil engineers, planners, architects, surveyors, and lawyers. He is skilled in pursuing required entitlements, including official plan amendments, rezoning, site plan approvals, minor variances, and building permits, to ensure projects proceed to construction. Additionally, Randy has earned a reputation in the industry for fostering strong relationships with municipal staff, community stakeholders, and politicians to expedite project approvals.
A member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centres, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Randy has also authored articles about architecture, urban development and the future of transportation. He earned his MBA at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business in 2006, where he first discovered his passion for land development.
Associate Vice President, Development Finance
Michael Romanese brings a wealth of experience from more than 11 years in the commercial real estate sector. He has been involved in the full lifecycle of the real estate development process, from site selection and due diligence through to construction and disposition, providing the required financial intelligence throughout to guide and support investment and business decisions. His thorough understanding of development allows him to review and challenge assumptions and incorporate sound judgment into his analysis. Strong attention to detail enables Michael to ensure accuracy and consistency, but he is also able to focus on the bigger picture and understand the development project as a whole.
Director, Development Management
Aaron Clodd has over 14 years of experience in retail, office and retirement real estate development leading projects from initial market analysis to acquisition, design, approval, site servicing, construction, and disposition.
Aaron is a results driven achiever who can excel in a fast-paced environment while managing the scope, schedule and budget for multiple developments with numerous stakeholders and tight deadlines. In any project he undertakes, Aaron gains a comprehensive understanding of the goals and objectives in order to successfully execute the desired outcome. Aaron is quick to develop strong relationships with his clients and stakeholders andeffectively manages them throughout life of a project. During his career, Aaron has gained experience assembling and managing consulting teams of engineers, planners, architects, surveyors, lawyers, etc. for acquisition due diligence, official plan amendments, rezoning, site plan approvals, minor variances, building permits and brownfield grants. Aaron understands the financial implications of technical issues and planning policy changes making him an effective Development Manager
Director, Development Management
Chris has over 13 years of experience in development management and construction management. His combined experience in both fields provides him with a unique ability to evaluate and manage projects from two perspectives and allows him to effectively assess projects in their early stages and steer them toward success. With a leveled approach to management and wide-ranging experience, Chris excels working with multiple stakeholders.
Chris has hands-on experience working through all phases of development and construction, including land acquisition, design, pre-construction services, permitting, tendering, construction, occupancy and commissioning. He is highly skilled in managing and assembling external consulting professionals and contractors, as well as navigating regulatory and permitting processes. Through these processes, Chris works closely with project management, property management and leasing professionals to ensure that the client’s lifecycle, building performance and revenue targets are being realized.
In his career, Chris has assembled a diverse portfolio of project experience. This includes major multi-phase bare land development, mid- and low-rise office development, industrial development, retail development, institutional construction and tenant improvement and fit out. He is a passionate team builder and place maker with strong relationships in the industry.
Vice President, Development Advisory
Jaraad joined the Consulting team in 2015 with a background in retail development. He has a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of British Columbia. Jaraad has a strong background working with municipalities, NGO's, non-profits, and private companies around achieving land use decisions that are mutually beneficial to all parties involved. Jaraad's current role is as a Development Manager, working with both the United Church Housing Society and the Vancouver Freemasons on managing the redevelopment process of their respective properties.
Vice President - Consulting
My career has focused on Urban Planning and development of a wide range of property types. Work has included feasibility studies, consultant selection and coordination, managing the civic approval process and implementation of construction projects. Working for a variety of client types, my focus is on assiting clients achieve their real estate goals while finding a balance between communiity and private goals. I am a creative problem solver and approach real estate challanges in different ways.