Best known among these services are those related to "feasibility studies" as they are most often called. But the due diligence process is often also used to assist in "buy-sell-hold decisions. Our work typically encompasses several critical elements - all designed to allow the client to assess feasibility and/or make strategic decisions regarding any given project

  • Assessment of proposed or existing facilities and the likelihood that they will be able to appropriately service the needs of the market
  • Recommendations related to altering the existing or proposed facilities to make them more market-responsive when necessary;
  • Assessment of the underlying economic strength of the area in which the existing or proposed facility will operate;
  • Analysis of the supply of existing and proposed facilities that comprise the competitive framework for the subject facility;
  • Detailed analysis of demand patterns relevant to the subject facility
  • Projection of operating performance for the subject during a specified operating period - typically five years subsequent to opening;
  • Comprehensive and detailed financial projections through to the "bottom line" (as defined for each individual engagement)

Once complete, such a study can be used by our clients - often with our assistance in terms of modeling - to determine whether or not a development is feasible given costs and investment parameters. It is also a firm basis upon which to make strategic decisions regarding the "buy-sell-hold" process .

Lastly, our due-diligence work often evolves into additional services including:

  • Assistance with regard to identifying the most advantageous ownership structure;
  • Detailed programming and facility planning;
  • Assistance with deliberations regarding possible flags and/or management options;
  • Economic impact analyses (frequently required for public-sector projects)