Our Services

We approach all that we do from a position of partnership, drawing on our internal expertise while partnering with our clients and our vast network of peer colleagues to form the best team for each individual project and effort. Ultimately our strategic consulting solutions help our clients envision, plan, and deploy programs and projects that will improve and create a strong urban fabric and long term resilience in our towns and cities.

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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

Incentive Strategy

Market Analysis

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

Incentive Strategy

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.

Facilities Study

Strategic Acquisition and Disposition Planning

Traditional Commercial Brokerage Services Through ORB Real Estate

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