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Sustainable Construction and Real Estate: Project Strategy and Planning

We can help you develop the overall strategy and navigate the planning process for green construction and real estate projects in the following ways:

Financial Planning and Strategy

We can help you in your efforts to:

  • Compile appropriate support for assumptions for cash flow projections based on benchmarking studies of similar properties, comparisons with conventional buildings, prior experience, and our extensive knowledge of the real estate market
  • Determine the cost and benefit of an entire project or of individual project stages
  • Model cash flows
  • Conduct rent and market surveys
  • Assess contracts (including leases)
  • Perform site inspections to help gather appropriate information for lenders and other sources of financing
  • Identify favorable sources of green financing
  • Evaluate designs and plans to enhance sustainability, facility operations and tax benefits
  • Identify and qualify for a variety of federal, state and local tax deductions, including the IRC Section 179D Commercial Building Tax Deduction
  • Develop controls for gathering data critical to environmental and cost segregation analysis
  • Perform a cost segregation analysis to facilitate capture of federal tax benefits, which are typically higher for green construction projects than traditional ones

Policies, Procedures and Project Controls

We can help you in your efforts to:

  • Integrate a green building approach and its components into overall project planning, including budgeting and scheduling
  • Design and implement sustainability policies, procedures and controls or review
  • Evaluate existing policies, procedures and controls
  • Periodically conduct project cost and financial control analyses during the project and after project completion
  • Identify gaps and recommend/develop controls for gathering data critical to construction, environmental and cost segregation analyses
  • Evaluate the potential for fraud and potential claims against your organization (including “greenwashing”) and develop preventative measures against such claims
  • Design, implement and deliver green building and sustainability management training programs to educate your employees about the benefits and applications of green building practices

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