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Ronin Assets creates a unique approach to community and commercial development that continues to be the industry standard. Our Real Estate development business has maintained an unparalleled ability in land acquisition, real-estate development, sales and marketing, construction, and real-estate management.

Due Diligence

Comprehension Evaluation
Have you purchased a property and then found out that it had serious problems? If you had more complete information, would you have made a different decision, offered a lower price or negotiated better terms for the property? A comprehensive due diligence report would address these concerns. It should include the review of the Future Land Use, zoning, entitlement and permitting processes.

Specialty  consultants would provide the boundary survey, Phase 1 Environmental Report, a Wetland and Endangered Species Report, Preliminary Geotechnical Report and for larger projects a Preliminary Traffic Report. Due diligence should identify properties that are viable development sites, those that can benefit from the value-added process, and to recognize opportunities and constraints relative to the property or to the geographic area.

All properties should be evaluated to determine if additional value can be realized by changing the land use, zoning or by amending existing approvals.

Land Development Planning

Early Project Design

There are many factors to consider when planning for a project and designing the site plan.  These include the size of the property, geographic area, topographic conditions, natural features, transportation network, market demographics, and the proximity to employment, retail, cultural activities and schools.

The design of the project should incorporate the concept of value engineering, whereby each project component is analyzed to realize the best overall design for the least cost and maximum benefit.   This can be accomplished by analyzing concept site plans and schematic engineering plans to improve on density, product type, lot sizes, street and block layout and earthwork procedures.

All projects should strive to minimize the front-end cost and capitalize on the time value of money.  By phasing the off-site utility or roadway improvements to be consistent with the needs of each internal phase these expenditures can be minimized.

Entitlement and Permitting

Taking Action

Entitlements are usually defined as the rights and restrictions that are given through a land use amendment, zoning, site plan, platting approval or development order by a local government.  These rights describe the land uses, number of units or square footage of buildings allowed by the approval.

The terms negotiated in a development approval, an impact fee credit agreement or a utility service agreement can determine to what extent it will be profitable and possibly whether a project succeeds or fails.

Regulatory permitting typically includes the permits for sewer system, water system, the roadways and the storm water management system. The water management district permit, commonly called an Environmental Resource Permit, evaluates not only the stormwater components of the project, but includes wetlands and endangered species.


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