Land & Urban Development

RCP can help unlock the potential of a land development project by orchestrating a commercially focused development strategy which accounts for future demand drivers, the complex layers of planning and consents, current supply chain bottlenecks and local infrastructure challenges.

RCP has advised major private and public clients on green and brownfield land developments across various property classes.

RCP effectively manages the overlapping interests of developers and public sector gatekeepers by identifying opportunities for mutual benefits and structuring these outcomes within a realistic and commercially viable masterplan and development agreement.

We add the greatest value when planning rules or funding structures require specialist, independent assurance and expertise to manage the development risk. 

Our land and urban development advisory team is a mix of experienced professionals with backgrounds in planning and masterplan design, cultural engagement and iwi negotiation, property development, law, public funding advice and civil infrastructure delivery. They are tuned into market oscillations and understand how demand and the supply chain can impact the development mix and timing.  

Additionally, through our design management and contract administration experience, we can draw on a strong team of specialists who provide the necessary detail on construction delivery as required. 

RCP is able to provide this sector with risk-appropriate advisory services, including: 

  • Land acquisition and disposal (sale & purchase agreement advice),

  • Plan change and consent strategy management,

  • Iwi and mana whenua engagement,

  • Analysis of alternative funding models,

  • Development staging and sequencing programmes,

  • Demolition and land remediation,

  • Utility and transport advice,

  • Infrastructure funding agreements -public & private funding models,

  • Commercial feasibility and masterplan development,

  • Consultant and stakeholder management, and

  • Advice on pre-sales / pre-lease sales strategies.