Consulting Services

Urban Team provides customized, strategic and value-focused Urban Policy, Planning and Development and real estate advisory services. We identify and evaluate growth in communities, including population and labour growth, and create strategies for best accomodating the projected growth. We also conduct land-use projections and identify economic development opportunities for a community. We assess both residential and commercial land uses to identify land-use needs of a community. In addition, we also examin real estate opportunities and assist in maximizing asset values for our clients.  We also provide a range of complementary skills and professional experience of in the fields of real estate consulting, real estate investment and development in Canada and around the world. 

Our aim is to provide unbiased advisory services to our clients so that they can better investment decisions and acheive their long-term investment goals. We evaluate each property on the basis of its location, anticipated market demand, rental/lease rates, financial performance and appreciation potential. In addition, we assist our clients in identifying, acquiring, and disposing of real estate assets to suit their nvestment needs, maximize value and reduce expenses. Our services can be invaluable to owners, tenants, developers as well as private, public and non-profit firms. 


COVID-19 Predicament for Commercial real estate landlords

Retail landlords are faced with a terrible choice, when it comes to retail tenants not paying rent due to fall in revenues as a result of COVID-19. The landlords can either accept the government aid package (Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program or CECRA) and take a 25% hit to rental revenues or evict non-paying tenants. 

Landlords accepting the CECRA program must offer a minimum of a 75 per cent rent reduction to small to mid-size business that have suffered at least a 70 per cent downturn in revenues for the months of April, May and June 2020. They must apply for the assistance, which will be in the form of forgivable loans to cover 50 per cent of three monthly rent payments that are payable by eligible small business tenants. Small business tenants would cover the remainder, up to 25 per cent of the rent. In addition, businesses eligible for rent support from the federal government (CECRA) will be protected from evictions as per the B.C. government's June 1 order under the Emergency Program Act (EPA).


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