Market and Economic Studies

  • Market and economic studies for retail commercial, residential, employment, office, mixed use, institutional, and leisure entertainment projects.

  • Market demand and opportunity, economic benefits and impact studies.

  • Demographic analysis, customer origin and consumer surveys, market forecasting, supply and demand assessments for space and land. 

  • Development trends assessments.

Market Research and Strategic Positioning
  • Development and redevelopment strategies, demographic analysis, trade area analysis.

  • Site selection. 

  • Tenanting, retenanting, and leasing strategies.

  • Target marketing and promotion strategies.

  • Market assessment and opportunity studies, competitive analysis, business strategies.

  • Downtown assessments and revitalization initiatives.

Peer Reviews, Commercial Policy Reviews, and Policy Formulation

  • Peer reviews of market demand and impact studies on behalf of many Ontario municipalities and private sector clients.

  • Official Plan and commercial policy reviews.

  • Policy formulation for Official Plans and Secondary Plans.

  • Zoning By-law formulation.

Public Consultation and Expert Witness Testimony
  • Public Consultation

  • Municipal Public Meetings and Council Meetings

  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution

  • Qualified Expert Witness at the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Ontario Municipal Board)

 Ward Land Economics Inc.