Seaport District Development
Seaports have long-served as global gateways for a range of business activity, but increasingly there is a recognition that a range of manufacturing and cargo handling activities can be benefited by close proximity to a seaport with strategic connections to important global markets. This trend has created significant asset value to some seaport ownership groups, or to nearby property owners. Development of onsite or offsite assets that facilitate increased cargo volumes are a boon to the seaport bottom-line and can produce lucrative land transactions.
GLDPartners uses the developed market and competitiveness metrics to support an asset monetization strategy that defines market value and matches to a physical development plan.
Often, to increase volume capital investment is required. Depending on the ownership structure of a particular port, private, public, public/private partnership there are varied options available to finance needed capital improvements. GLDP has relationships with top engineering firms to properly scope out the details and costs of the capital improvements. If a port operator has an established relationship with an engineering firm, GLDP will work with that firm in establishing the scope of work and costs. Beyond the scope of work and costs, GLDP has expertise in identifying funding sources, public and private, and will work wit