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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.

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 in addressing climate change.
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The Harbour Club - Port Dalhousie

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 of leading design and development. Endeavors revolve around creating and participating in exciting projects and
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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 aspiring developers looking to make their mark in the real estate industry.
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Decoding Development Possibilities: 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 mid-rise development or something else? In Ontario, all land-use decisions flow down from the provincial
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Why Building Commissioning is 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 commissioning can add value
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PARKING STACKERS; AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MID-RISE BUILDINGS.

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 quality of the parking spaces they can provide their future tenants and purchasers. Parking is
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Heritage Conversion Project - Bloor ST & Huron Toronto

HERITAGE CONVERSION PROJECTS; AN UNDERSERVED SEGMENT

A combination of persistence, diligence, and creativity can transform a heritage building into the perfect opportunity for a mid-rise development project. Heritage conversions are unique opportunities for a real estate developer willing to persist on a challenging path and create a one-of-kind mid-rise project. In
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Hybrid Structure - Mid-Rise Project - Structural Steel and Metal Deck

A Developer’s Guide; How to Select a Structural System for your next Mid-Rise Project?

In this post, we’ll try to answer the question, “What Structural system is most suitable for my Mid-Rise Project?”. We will update this post and the linked posts to reflect new information added to the blog, so please re-visit this post for your new projects.
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What is a Mid-Rise Building?

What is a Mid-Rise Building?

A Mid-Rise building is a powerful tool in revitalizing and intensifying an already established neighbourhood without overwhelming the existing infrastructure and taking away from the character of a community.
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Canada needs Mid-Rise Buildings

Mid-Rise Developments Can Solve Canada’s Housing Crisis!

Canada is and will continue to be one of the best places to live on this planet.  As one of the major destinations for immigrants, such as myself, Canada is pushed to grow at an ever-increasing pace which will only get faster due to climate
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