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Construction of a Mid-Rise Building is a challenging, fun, and unique experience. In this section, we try to share some valuable insights aimed at helping the design and construction of a Mid-Rise project. These include but are not limited to; Structural Elements, Mechanical Systems, Cladding choices, Building systems, sequencing, prefabrication, construction technologies, etc.

Mid-Rise Developers are the heroes of each development story. Embarking on such a challenging entrepreneurial endeavour requires a certain level of persistence, perseverance, and grit that is unique to the role of a Mid-Rise Developer. Unlike high-rise or sub-division developers, primarily well-established and/or institutional, those who work in the mid-rise section are often entrepreneurs who come from other fields (related or not) and have chosen this challenging but rewarding path as their next path to greatness. In this section, we’ll try to provide some insights, best practices, and tools to help them better navigate through this exciting journey. These include but are not limited to land acquisition, partnerships, team assembly, financing, marketing, project management, etc.

Real Estate Development Insights Podcast

Your ultimate resource for in-depth discussions, expert interviews, and valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of real estate development. Hosted by Payam Noursalehi, this podcast is dedicated to bringing you the knowledge and expertise of industry leaders, innovators, and professionals who are shaping the future of real estate. Whether you're a seasoned developer, an aspiring professional, or simply curious about the field, our episodes are designed to provide you with actionable information, real-world case studies, and the latest trends in the industry.

Join us as we explore a wide range of topics, from cutting-edge technologies and sustainable building practices to market analysis and strategic planning. Each episode features conversations with top architects, engineers, planners, and developers, offering their unique perspectives and experiences.

Our mission is to empower you with the tools and insights needed to navigate the complexities of real estate development and make informed decisions that drive success.

Subscribe now and stay ahead of the curve with the Real Estate Development Insights Podcast – where knowledge meets opportunity.

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Acoustic Engineering & Mass Timber Construction (#6)

Simon Edwards, P.Eng (#6) – Acoustic Engineering & Mass Timber Construction An Acoustical Engineer at HGC in HVAC Noise Control, including the development of internal modelling resources based on continual
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Urban Design & Development; A Conversation with George Popper (#5)

George Popper shares his journey from architecture to urban development. We explore the importance of creativity, problem-solving, community engagement in urban projects, and key decisions that shape successful developments.
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Facade Systems, Climate Performance, and Important Decisions: Insights from Blair Davies, P.Eng.(4)

.... the trends in mid-rise building projects, offering valuable advice for developers on optimizing facade systems for better performance and aesthetics. Join us for an in-depth conversation on how facades
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Engineering, Sustainability, & Real Estate Development

Engineering, Sustainability, and Real Estate Development: A Deep Dive with Cara Sloat (3)

This episode features an insightful conversation with Cara Sloat, a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience, focusing on low-energy mechanical systems, decarbonization, and the importance of mechanical engineering
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Risk, Creativity, and Excellence: Real Estate Development with Sheldon Rosen (#2)

Sheldon D. Rosen (#2) The founder of the SDR Group is an Architect turned Real Estate Developer. Over the past four decades, The SDR Group has been at the forefront
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Lessons in Mid-Rise Development: Insights from Kosta’s Journey

His journey as a mid-rise developer is an inspiring tale of persistence, adaptability, and tenacity. He conquered the challenges of undertaking a major project, emerging as a role model for
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Real Estate Development: The Significance of Highest and Best Use Studies

The best way to unlock your property’s potential. Where do you start when you own a potential redevelopment site and need to determine whether it is best suited for a
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Facades For Mid-Rise Buildings: New Perspective & Opportunities

Ontario is growing by leaps and bounds. Millions of people will be added to the population in the years ahead, especially in Toronto and the GTA. They all have one
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Building Commissioning a Must-Have for Mid-Rise Developments

The value of building commissioning is multi-fold, as it can provide a range of benefits to building owners, occupants, and the environment. Here are some important ways in which building
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From Spoils to Savings: Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC), A Powerful Tool for Mid-Rise Developers.

With the scarcities in developable urban land, leading developers and owners are increasingly considering parcels that were previously overlooked in the face of technical development and construction challenges.
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In a world where all of us depend on our personal vehicles to get around, there’s no wonder that every new development is always concerned with the quantity and the
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COMSLAB - Deck on the Hybrid Mid-Rise Structure

COMSLAB or MEGASPAN: A Capable Solution for a Hybrid Structure

COMSLAB, or MegaSPAN, is a product in a long line of hybrid flooring systems that have come to market over the past decade.
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