Real estate consulting firms provide research, analysis and advising services to clients such as construction developers, investment banks, mortgage lenders, material producers, builders and property investors.
As a consultant, we typically start a relationship by meeting with the client to discuss objectives. For example, a property developer might need to learn about the viability of putting in a new plaza, while an investment bank want to diversify into real estate investments. After learning of the client’s objective, we prepare necessary research tools and set out a schedule to perform and report on research. For the property developer, our researcher may involve site-based visits, meetings with community officials and local real estate professionals, as well as secondary research compiling data that provide direction on broader trends in regional property development.