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What is Sustainable Real Estate Development?

Sustainable Real Estate Development is about creating long-term value by balancing environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity in the built environment. It uses eco-friendly building materials, incorporates energy-efficient systems, promotes renewable energy sources, implements water conservation measures, and prioritizes public transportation accessibility. It represents a holistic approach to urban and rural development that prioritizes the well-being of both current and future generations. 

Furthermore, sustainable real estate development aims to minimize the environmental impact of buildings and infrastructure, creating spaces that are healthy and comfortable for occupants by considering factors such as indoor air quality, natural lighting, and ergonomic design. Additionally, it involves fostering a sense of community, promoting local economic development, and respecting cultural heritage, enhancing the social and economic well-being of communities.

Real Estate Development CANVAS

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In the generation phase, we will identify the development opportunities that respect the natural and social environment, promoting long-term sustainability. Strategies are explored to integrate sustainable practices from the beginning of the project, considering environmental, social and economic aspects. The following are some of the aspects that must be analyzed to develop a process in this stage:

Differentiated product value proposition

1. Opportunity Identification

  • Opportunity selection

  • Preliminary evaluation

  • Identify the vocation of the land

  • Integration of business proposals

  • contribution of the land by the owner

2. Business Feasibility

  • Regulatory feasibility

  • Legal feasibility

  • Technical feasibility

  • Commercial feasibility

  • Financial feasibility

3. Product-Market Alignment

  • Evaluate offers, competitors/inventory, absorption and projections

  • Evaluate the business environment/project timing

  • Validation of the product in the market

  • Client-user needs

  • Determination of product differentiators

4. Prospectus or Investment Proposal

  • Conceptual architectural project

  • DescriptionProduct d

  • Definition of investment vehicle

  • Financing structure

  • Business case

  • Commercial and preliminary construction strategy

5. Financial Evaluation

  • Definition of financial premises

  • Identification of capital requirements

  • Get land value

  • Budget integration

  • Financial indicators

6. Risk Identification

  • Financial risk

  • Market and environmental risk

  • Technical risk and operational capacity

  • Commercial risks

  • Regulatory risks

  • Legal risks

  • Image and reputation

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This stage focuses on integrating financial resources sustainably, considering environmental, social, and economic aspects. A detailed executive plan is developed that includes licences and permits from the authorities, integrating the investment movement or the investor pool, risk mitigation, and financial planning with a long-term perspective.

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Development and Closing Process

In the development and closure phase, emphasis is placed on delivering sustainable value through construction, marketing and project management. Efficient resource management, risk control, and responsible financial administration are prioritized, ensuring that real estate development is carried out while respecting the environment and maximizing the positive impact on the community."


This is our leading service: We build and advise real estate projects, from acquiring sustainable land to developing real estate, integrating sustainable practices, and financial, legal and constructive efficiency throughout the three phases of our real estate development canvas, detailed below: project generation, integration and development—closure process.

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