Background

CONSULTING

Keystone Consulting completes assignments across the entirety of the East, West, and Boundary regions of the Kootenays. Most recently the team has been involved in a large-scale residential and recreational land development project, the acquisition and project management of multiple commercial and residential construction and renovation projects, and the planning and coordination of smaller residential subdivisions.

Our broad experience in the various communities and markets provides a valuable oversight and understanding of the real estate market. Our consulting team combines their wider real estate experience with the firm’s appraisal resources to provide a leading consulting services division focused on supporting you in your real estate decisions. Getting the real estate plan correct is critical and our expertise can make the difference. We support both the private and non-profit market to assist in developing and implementing real estate business strategies.

KEY AREAS OF CONSULTING INCLUDE:

REAL PROPERTY CONSULTING

An unbiased analysis of your real estate opportunity or problem, tailored to your needs, project budget and schedule.

PROPERTY ACQUISITION SUPPORT

Professional support in assessing, valuing and negotiating your real estate needs.

FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS

A cost benefit analysis of the potential risk and rewards of a development strategy.

PRE-FINANCING SUPPORT

Preparation of a commercial financing application tailored to the project’s financing needs.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Planning and organization of the client’s resources to optimize completion of their developments goal.

LEASE REVIEW PROVISIONS

The detailed review of market rents and commercial leases.

OUR PROCESS

CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDE

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and with the intention of keeping our staff and clients safe, Keystone will be modifying our appraisal methodology to avoid the interior inspection of occupied homes and commercial buildings. Until further notice the appraiser will complete the assignment using a combination of exterior inspection, exterior measurement, owner-provided photographs, and owner-signed property disclosure forms. The appraisal report will include extraordinary assumptions to this effect.

We would recommend that our clients discuss this approach with the intended users of the report and confirm that they will accept an appraised value based upon this methodology. We are available to discuss this with your lenders as needed. Our staff can be reached at 250.352.6855 or admin@keystoneappraisals.ca.

Keystone is also closing our offices to the public as of March 17th, 2020. We can be reached at the above phone number or email and at www.keystoneappraisals.ca.

Keystone is committed to providing real estate appraisal and consulting services to all our clients in these challenging times and thank you for your assistance and understanding.