In many cases, these lands are leased to third parties who invest in servicing, buildings and other economic initiatives. In advance of entertaining leases for these development lands, First Nations need to understand the market dynamics and the potential best economic return on the band-owned lands. Colliers International consultants can help First Nations rationalize their real property holdings through solid analysis, strategic understanding of market conditions and a focus on implementation prior to seeking specific proposals for the lands. Our consultants have experience working with First Nations to identify strategic lands for development, provide detailed financial analysis of the potential land use opportunities and set out strategic recommendations for implementation. In some instances, these land use strategies incorporate both the band-owned and CP-owned lands.
Our consultants are experts in the fundamental elements of highest and best use analysis including development feasibility, financial analysis and full business case preparation so First Nations can make sound land use planning decisions.