Focused in commercial real estate services, we specialize in delivering intelligent strategy and curated vision, supporting community builders and all the people who make our cities great places to live life. We do not fear complexity and are experienced in working on challenging sites, with layered public private financing, with diverse stakeholder groups, and orchestrating seamless project execution. We believe that local businesses are the backbone of great communities, and we serve their real estate needs in addition to the needs of developers and owners, cities, towns, special districts, non-profits, merchant associations, and all the placemakers in between.
Developing a commercial real estate project, especially those on challenging sites and in urban fabrics, requires precise teaming and timing in concert with thorough due diligence and acquisition strategy, creative financing mechanisms, and understanding how a project fits into the local context of the market.
Orchestrating all of these elements is often outside the skill set of a single developer or firm, but is essential for ultimate project success.
Partnering with our sister company ORB Management, we provide a full suite of development and owners representation services, supporting clients from trees to keys.
Feasibility Studies & Market Assessments
Zoning Review and Due Diligence Coordination
Highest & Best Use Assessments
Legacy, Interim Use, and Operational Strategies
Strategic Facilities Planning
Pro Forma & Budget Development
Design Team Selection & Oversight
Entitlements & Permit Expediting
Commercial Tenant Curation
Leasing Strategy & Operational Oversight
Business owners have enough to worry about when setting up shop and growing their operations, but often miss out on opportunities to receive incentives and funding to support their growth while addressing community needs. Living City Ventures supports businesses, property owners, and real estate developers with a suite of services aimed at locations in taxing districts and urban renewal areas with access to incentives and free technical support.
Commercial Real Estate Strategy and Brokerage Services
Relocation and Expansion Strategy
Tax Increment Financing Application Support
Local and State Grant & Loan Writing Support
We know that most development teams are too small to have dedicated experts building an effective communications strategy from entitlement through lease up. We also know that out of market investors don’t have the time to build critical relationships with local officials that can ultimately be the decision makers behind their projects. Our depth of local relationships, market knowledge, and communications expertise will help your project come out of the ground faster with supporters by your side.
Development Communications Planning & Execution
Stakeholder Engagement and Public Process Leadership
Internal Team Communications and Coordination
Local Spokesperson and Project Representation
We have a depth of experience working with local governments, special taxing districts, and non-profit organizations to help deliver policies, programs, and campaigns with the goal of driving community investment. We know what developers and private businesses seek when choosing the right market for their investment, and will support your local efforts to attract capital, job creation, and investment in redevelopment of your communities.
Strategic Planning, Vision Development, and Market Assessments
Project Based Communications Planning
Public Relations and Neighborhood Support
Public Private Partnership Representation
Stakeholder Coordination & Community Outreach
Special Program or Project Deployment
Financial Tool and Incentive Program Deployment
Policy Impact Advisory Services & Case Studies
Economic Development Data and Measurement Systems Assessments
Essential to any placemaker’s plan is where they locate the fundamentals of their physical space needs, properly disposing of assets that are not supporting their mission, and strategically acquiring the places that make their plans come together. Licensed through and partnering with ORB Real Estate, our team is not just about buying and selling real estate assets, but focuses on how your physical space integrates with your businesses ultimate success.
Strategic Acquisition and Disposition Planning
Traditional Commercial Brokerage Services Through ORB Real Estate