Kastes Planning & Development provides clients with development consulting services in the following areas:
- Overall Project Management
- Concept Planning
- Market Analysis
- Property Acquisition
- Project Design from Market and Budget Perspectives
- Capital and Operating Budgets
- Government Assistance
- Zoning, Subdivision, and other Development Approvals
- Financing Applications and Negotiation
- Accounting for Project Costs
- Property Management
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Developing real estate is a complicated process involving large sums of money, the work of many professionals, and years of effort. Even those who have developed real estate in the past can be intimidated by the process. Kastes Planning & Development offers clients the experience of having been through the development process many times and for many different types of projects. Kastes and the client work together as the project's developer. While the client provides overall direction and is responsible for decision making, Kastes does the work necessary to make the project a reality.
For most projects, Kastes guides clients and projects through the following five step development process.
Mr. Kastes is a professional city planner. He holds a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Manitoba (1985) and a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Winnipeg (1981).
Prior to forming his own real estate development consulting company, Mr. Kastes worked as Manager of Strategic Planning for the Manitoba Department of Housing. He voluntarily resigned his position in 1991.
As a real estate development consultant Mr. Kastes has successfully developed 43 projects with a total capital cost of over $335 million.
Mr. Kastes is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute and is a full professional member (MCIP) with the Canadian Institute of Planners. He has served on the Boards of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute, and the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association.