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Christman Capital Development Company (CCDC), a family company of Christman, has provided comprehensive real estate development services for clients since 1997. Backed by Christman financial strength and resources and led by an experienced development staff, we add maximum value to our clients’ projects by partnering in creative financing solutions to help them achieve their strategic facilities goals.

As an integrated builder and developer, we focus on:
  • Long-term, mutually-rewarding relationships vs. the single-transaction orientation of conventional developers
  • Seamless, end-to-end facility delivery from financing through design, construction and stabilization
  • Maximizing project control to minimize uncertainty
  • Prudent, informed decision-making through efficient alternate design evaluation and real-time cost modeling
  • Highest return on investment for all project stakeholders

Solutions for Landholders

Successful real estate developments require three key ingredients - land, capital and expertise. CCDC has pioneered an innovative way to bring these ingredients together for property owners wishing to maximize the value of their land, but who lack the resources to develop the property on their own. Under this approach, a partnership is formed between the property owner and Christman, for the purpose of developing the land and marketing it to prospective tenants. Christman has used this approach successfully on multiple large development projects. Examples of successful Christman development projects include Brookside Centre, Plymouth-Green Innovation Community, the City Center Redevelopment, and the Michigan Street Development.

Public/Private Partnerships

We offer public/private partnerships in the truest sense of the word: by leveraging our expertise in utilizing available financing mechanisms to create win/win situations between public and private entities in the communities in which we live and work. Examples of Christman expertise in public/private partnerships include the Michigan Street Development, the Mutual Building, and the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America National Headquarters/Ottawa Power Station Redevelopment.

Among our comprehensive development services:
  • Complete design and construction services, including build-to-suit and leaseback options
  • Coordination of zoning and permit issues
  • Environmental and site evaluation
  • Feasibility and economic analysis
  • Financing
  • Government approval coordination, including zoning and permit issues
  • Joint venture development
  • Land acquisition
  • Leasing services
  • LLC administration
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Master planning
  • Operations and maintenance planning
  • Planned Unit Development (PUD) establishment
  • Program management
  • Property acquisition and management
  • Public/private partnership
  • Pro forma development
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Site plan design and approval
  • Tax incentive planning
  • Tenant construction management