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Portfolio Planning and Development Planning

The portfolio planning process manages the supply and demand of the government’s realty portfolio through rationalization of underutilized and vacant assets and the identification of future realty needs. This involves developing community plans and employing IO’s real estate options analysis tools to prepare advice to government

The development planning process applies real estate investment and development principles to ensure that the Government receives maximum value prior to sale of surplus lands. Value is considered both through a monetary lens as well as a social and environmental perspective.

Alternate value capture strategies are also explored, such as protecting parkland and species–at-risk in sensitive areas in exchange for development rights in urbanized areas. The development planning process also facilitates site preparation and early works for future P3 projects to ensure that all site risks have been characterized prior to the start of project procurement.