As your development consultant we will provide the following services:
Project Management Skills
These include superior organizational skills; the ability to create and maintain a project schedule; effective time management; project tracking systems which include monitoring budgets, claims and invoices; keeping all parties informed on issues that arise; effective communication systems to disseminate information and ability to multi-task and detail orientated.
The knowledge and skill to craft a comprehensive business plan which include, but not limited to a capital cost and operational cost budgets. Determine and understand all costs in project development. Ability to handle financial draws and payments throughout the development stage, understanding the accounting principles and construction GST/HST reporting requirements.
Overall concept and understanding of the building process and sequence of events that include but not limited to: construction methods, best practices, new building techniques and standards, ability to read and understand architectural and working drawings, coordinate the work of different contractors, knowledge of the BC Building Code and Municipal Bylaws, recognize deficiencies in construction, ensure quality standards and specifications are met. Understanding and development of construction contracts (CCDC 2 Standard Stipulated Construction Contract).
The general understanding and ability to interpret legal documents such as mortgages and leases and the ability to convey them and their implications to the housing society. The knowledge and understanding of the various municipal permit & application requirements and process. The understanding of zoning/rezoning process and procedures with the applicable bylaws. The knowledge of & familiarity with community concepts and schemes. The understanding of BC Housing and CHMC funding programs and their reporting requirements, as well, having the knowledge to prepare and submit funding applications.
Bentsen Developments will assist in determining current market and land values in handling land acquisitions, trends and the local demographic landscape.
Bentsen Developments will act in the best interests of the society in negotiating and monitoring contracts between the housing society, funders, project partners and key members of the development team, such as, the developer, architects, engineers, contract trades etc.
We will assist and work directly with the society in the negotiations involving the operating and operator agreements with the funders and various supportive service partners as well as the financial institutions.
Bentsen Developments has the knowledge and experience in dealing with bureaucratic red tape and the understanding of the current political climate, policy and will.
Bentsen Developments works effectively in a team environment handling public meetings, consultation and possible community resistance. We will develop a reporting protocol between the society and all the participants/partners, as well as informing the society of its obligations and requirements throughout the various stages of the development process.