Diverse Resources

In addition to the experienced principals at Ambient Communities we bring cultivated relationships and connections which extend throughout the United States and Internationally. Real estate development requires local knowledge and resources to quickly and efficiently evaluate and respond to a variety of matters. Our expansive network of local personnel doesn’t just solely bring their own wisdom, but also their contacts which they have become familiar with over their years in the industry. This ability to “adapt as needed” brings two advantages to Ambient Communities’ business structure, i) the flexibility of our team allows us to assign the appropriate person to any task based on the issue, the development type, the locale and the necessary expertise, and ii) it allows us to participate in projects of any size without overly burdening our partners or clients with management costs. This wide range of resources produces an efficient program to accomplish the following tasks:

Analysis & Valuation

  • – Detailed financial cash flow modeling for individual projects and/or portfolio analysis.
  • – Market studies for various product types.
  • – Comparison of historic, current & projected market conditions and their relationship.
  • – Historic land and home sale comps.
  • – Impact of home value changes on land values.

Feasability & Environmental Documents

  • – Environmental impact reports.
  • – Soils reports.
  • – Phase 1 & 2 site assessments.
  • – Grading studies.
  • – Wet & dry utility plans.
  • – Biological & species habitat studies.
  • – Traffic & noise studies.
  • – Conditions of approval.
  • – Direct & indirect construction costs.

Physical Work

  • – Site development (suburban and in-fill).
  • – Vertical construction (detached and attached).
  • – Offsite utilities, signals, parkways, etc.
  • – SWPPP maintenance and compliance.

Agreement Review & Negotiations

  • – Development agreements.
  • – Homeowner’s associations.
  • – Subdivision agreements.
  • – Community facilities districts.
  • – Tax increment financing documents.
  • – Surety bonds.
  • – State water quality control standards.
  • – Environmental mitigation agreements.
  • – Open space endowments.
  • – Reimbursement & cost sharing document.
  • – Profit or price participation documents.
  • – Assignment or termination of contracts.

Land Entitlement & Development

  • – Cost to complete budgets & schedules.
  • – Engineering and entitlement costs.
  • – Land development costs.
  • – Fees to various municipalities.
  • – Monthly maintenance costs.
  • – On-site supervision.
  • – Site & progress inspections.
  • – Meetings with municipalities.
  • – Obtain necessary agency permits.