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Riversedge Developments is a restorative development company specializing in the integrated revitalization of industrial properties. As a single point of contact for communities and corporations looking for progressive, long-term solutions, we leverage our experience leading restorative development teams to provide long-term gains for the investors, partners, and communities we work with.
After a decade working in the property revitalization field with some of Canada's leading, remediation, and urban planning teams, Riversedge Developments was founded by Justus Veldman to address a service gap that was crippling closed or distressed industrial properties and the communities that surround them.
On the one hand, a community or corporation that has experienced the loss of industry also incurs the cost of trying to sell or reposition industry assets. Typically the structural value of the property is stripped leaving a brownfield requiring remediation, further devaluing the property and its prospects for redevelopment.
On the other hand corporations or property owners are looking for a controlled transfer of ownership that limits their exposure to further financial loss and liability while providing an exit strategy that enables the property to be responsibly developed.
IRD Integrated Restorative Development
We lead a comprehensive suite of integrated restorative development services inclusive of community engagement, resource and opportunity mapping, environmental assessment and remediation through to community-centred design and development.
Our teams work at the intersection of design, engineering, and economics to develop solutions for adaptive renewal and restorative development. Our integrated approach to addressing the natural and built environment inclusive of community dynamics provides a resilient platform for communities, corporations and governments to find mutually beneficial solutions for their project needs.
Our success is driven by three core principles we carry throughout our projects and contributes to the framework that informs our initiatives.
1. Ambitious in what we do
We’re aggressive in developing equitable returns for our investors, the communities we work in and the partners we work with and challenge ourselves to continually evolve our processes for achieving mutually beneficial results.
2. Adaptive in how we work
We’ve learned that developing solutions that intersect the natural, built, and socioeconomic environments require both entrepreneurial thinking and social innovation strategies to create a resilient environment for renewal.
3. Transparent in how we act
We strive to work responsively with all project stakeholders and clearly communicate project expectations and results. Our ability to establish open dialogue across a diverse range of stakeholders has enabled us to build strong partnerships and is a key principal we bring to all projects.
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