Leading Experts in Multi-Family Purpose Built Rentals, ICI, and Land Development Projects

With specialized Construction Management, Owner’s Representation & Strategic Advisory Services, The GeoFocus Group, stands as leading experts in Multi-Family Purpose-Built Rentals, ICI, and Land Development Projects, backed by our specialized skills in Construction Management, Owner’s Representation, and Strategic Advisory Services. Our foundation is firmly established on the strategic recovery, turnaround, and completion of distressed development projects, demonstrating our capability to meticulously deliver results even in the most challenging circumstances. Our history is marked by a series of successfully delivered and/or rescued real estate and development projects in Canada, the US, and Europe. Our team, composed of industry veterans, adopts a client-centric approach, providing bespoke consulting, advisory, construction management, and project management services. Each project benefits from the direct oversight and management of a firm principal, ensuring commitment to quality and client satisfaction.

Pre-Construction and Post Construction Project Management Services

Expert Construction Services

What do experts in Multi-Family Purpose-Built Rentals, ICI, Land Development, and the Turnaround of Distressed Projects do?

The GeoFocus Group was established with a depth of knowledge and experience often found in larger firms, but we leverage our agility and focused expertise to our advantage. Our services encompass Construction Management (CM), Project Management (PM), and specialized consulting and advisory for development and construction, rooted in practical, boots-on-the-ground experience. Our team is uniquely equipped to help you navigate, mitigate, and overcome the strategic and financial challenges inherent in land development and construction. We specialize in transforming complex situations into successful projects, with a keen focus on managing every detail for optimal outcomes.

As specialists in Construction Management, Advisory Services, and Distressed Projects we typically provide expert guidance and support to clients in the construction industry, with a focus on ensuring successful outcomes for complex and challenging projects. Our role may involve, but may not be limited to, a variety of activities, including:

Construction Management

A HCRA and Tarion Registered Vendor and Builder comprised of talented and experienced industry experts. Our construction management specialists provide hands-on management and oversight to ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. We take a proactive approach, anticipating and addressing potential issues before they become problems, and working with you every step of the way to ensure a successful outcome. Experienced with Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI), single-family, mixed-use, multi-family condo and multi-family purpose built rental, new-builds, renovation and capital improvement projects throughout Canada, USA and Europe. Client-centric and principal driven. Years of experience in managing, delivering and/or administering the following contract types: CCDC 5A (CM not at risk), CCDC 5B (CM at risk) and hybrid/bespoke CM delivery models. Experts in mitigating risk from pre-construction through to post-construction by utilizing advanced CM techniques.

Construction Project Management

A Project Manager (PM), is an individual who is responsible for planning, executing, and closing projects. The PM is hired by the project owner or developer and works off-site, providing overall project management and coordination. Why is the early involvement of a Project Manager essential to project success? The early involvement of a Project Manager in a construction project is essential to project success because they bring a broad perspective to the project that is not limited to just construction. A PM has a comprehensive understanding of the project, its goals, and objectives and can identify potential challenges that may arise during the construction process. By involving a PM early on in the project, potential issues can be addressed before they become major problems, reducing the likelihood of cost overruns, schedule delays, and project failures. They can also help to minimize risks by identifying and mitigating potential threats to the project, such as changes in project scope, unexpected challenges, and other unforeseen events.

Construction Project Delays

As construction project delay recovery and completion specialists we are professionals who are skilled in managing construction projects that are facing delays and helping the projects get back on track to completion. Often responsible for identifying the causes of delays and developing strategies to mitigate and overcome them. We work with the project team, contractors, and stakeholders to identify areas of risk and potential solutions. The responsibilities of construction project delay recovery and completion specialists typically include: analyzing construction schedules to identify areas of delay, developing and implementing recovery plans to get the project back on track, monitoring progress and adjusting the recovery plan as needed, communicating with project stakeholders, including contractors, owners, and project managers, resolving disputes and negotiating with contractors to find solutions to problems, coordinating and overseeing the work of the construction team to ensure the project is completed on time, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Consruction Advisory Services

Called upon by entities from various corners of the construction industry, spanning developers to contractors often lending our expertise for issues ranging from land acquisition to land development management and pre-construction coordination to post-construction interrogation. Our construction advisory services are a set of professional services that provide guidance and support to construction projects to help ensure their successful completion. These services can encompass a wide range of activities, including interrogation of the pre-development, course of construction or post-construction processes, risk mitigation, and litigation support. The goal of construction advisory services is to provide the necessary expertise, tools, and resources to help project owners, contractors, and other stakeholders make informed decisions and manage construction projects effectively. This can help ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the desired quality standards.

Owner's Representation Services

An Owner’s Representative (OR) is a professional hired by a property owner or developer to act as their representative during the construction of a building project. Their primary role is to protect the owner’s interests and ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the desired quality and specifications. The specific duties of an Owner’s Representative may vary depending on the scope of the project, but in general, they are responsible for the following: project management, contract administration, communication management, document management, quality control and cost control. The involvement of an Owner’s Representative can be beneficial to developers and owners in several ways: expertise, time savings, cost savings and quality assurance. Overall, an Owner’s Representative can play a key role in ensuring that construction projects are completed successfully and on time, while also protecting the owner’s interests and maximizing their investment.

Multi-Family Purpose Built Rental

As seasoned developers, specializing in multi-family purpose-built rentals, and adept construction managers, our pivotal role is to facilitate and guide clients in realizing their real estate investment aspirations. Engaged from the conceptual stage, we assist in delineating site selection criteria, positioning ourselves as a reliable partner and consultant throughout the entire journey. Our comprehensive process encompasses participation in initial consultations, definition of site selection criteria, support in evaluating potential sites, input on conditional offers, orchestration of preliminary due diligence, land & construction financing (CMHC RCFI / MLI – Select), proforma preparation, feasibility & viability assessments, and the oversight, management, or direction of subsequent stages including planning, design, pre-construction, construction management, and post-construction services. We are dedicated to ensuring the seamless progression of your project, offering expertise and guidance at each crucial juncture.

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about any of our construction management, project management, project workout & turnaround, real estate land development advisory, owner’s representation and claims management services.

Toronto - Let’s Talk About Your Construction Project

Should you require Construction Management or Project Management Services we would love to hear from you. With extensive experience with CCDC 5A, CCDC 5B, CCDC 17 and all associated CCDC and CCA contracts.

Vaughan - Let’s Recover Your Construction Project

We are experienced in the recovery projects of varying sizes from single family homes to hotels. Having been retained at all phases of the construction lifecycle as early as the building permit submission phase to the commissioning stage we are typically retained between the 30% completion to 60% complete stages.

Ontario - Let’s Analyze Your Construction Project

Your options are not limited. Contact our team today and we will perform a comprehensive analysis of your current construction program. Utilize our expertise as expert witnesses, construction advisory, project recovery specialists, developers, construction managers, owner’s representatives, payment certifiers, claims consultants and litigation support specialists.

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