Planning, Real Estate, Infrastructure

Montreal Metro’s New Line: REM

Ground officially broke on the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) in Montreal last month. This light-rail project promises to be the largest mass-transit project in the metropolitan area since the Montreal Metro was completed in 1966. In the decades that followed, there was a divestment attitude towards transit projects in the Quebec province, but the aging […]

Real Estate

Reuse of Underutilized Government Assets – Enhanced Use Leasing: A Powerful Tool to Government to Enhance Budgets and Benefit Mission Execution

Common problems facing today’s public agencies are constrained budgets, aging assets, costs, and properly balancing competing interests to continue to deliver quality service to the public in a safe and effective manner. Agencies routinely evaluate the condition and utilization of assets and seek to minimize the costs of maintenance of facilities. Too often, asset managers […]

Real Estate

Trump Infrastructure Investment Plan : Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and Leverage

There has been a lot of talk over the last few months in the AEC industry over the Trump Tax Plan. The plan has received a lot of criticism – all flash and no cash. The administration focused heavily on Infrastructure investment being a critical part of economic improvement, but the plan calls for a […]

Real Estate

Public-Private Ventures

In today’s economic environment and constrained public sector budgets, public agencies have been forced to reexamine the means by which they conduct business, control costs, and deliver services.