Commercial Focus Advisory Services

Commercial Focus Advisory Services

Urban Planning in the Greater Toronto Area

Proposal call design and management and evaluation

City of Orillia: Lake Couchiching Lakefront Property, Orillia, Ontario

  • Prepared a feasibility analysis of the development of a prime lakefront property owned by the city as a retirement community through a sale to the private sector;
  • Designed a Proposal Call whereby private sector developers were invited to submit proposals for the design and construction of the community by entering into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with the city;
  • Designed a creative proposal response mechanism by which the city could maximize its financial interest in the property and realize the receipt of other public benefits and amenities;
  • Evaluated development and financial proposals and negotiated a purchase agreement on behalf of the city.

Gray Coach Lines Ltd., Bay Street Site, Toronto, Ontario

  • Designed a Proposal Call package offering the site development opportunity of surplus lands to the private sector under either an outright sale or participation agreement;
  • Managed the process and evaluated proponent responses having consideration for the financial objectives of the company and its willingness to accept risk on a participation arrangement.