Developing on First Nations Land
As locations for new developments become increasingly difficult to find, partnering with First Nations who hold some of the best remaining developable land in BC is an opportune solution. The main incentive for developers is affordable land, with water and sewer services in place. Examples for successful developments on reserve land are the University of British Columbia on Musqueam First Nation land or Copper Sky on Westbank First Nation land.
No GST & No Property Transfer Tax
There are also significant cost benefits for buyers of residential units. Buyers benefit from lack of any requirement to pay HST/GST or Property Transfer Tax on the purchase that is normally applicable when purchasing freehold property.
Doing Business at the Speed of Business
Through its high-quality management, proven performance and $1+ billion in assets to utilize, CSDC offers some of the most attractive investment and partnership opportunities on Vancouver Island.
Working with us is easy as we have streamlined our processes for zoning and land use planning. We are committed to making timely progress in this development project that developers will appreciate.
Our acceptance in the First Nation Land Management regime qualifies us to make our own land administration decision and brings us one step closer to complete self-governance. These laws may also enable communities to seize new economic development opportunities. The reduced time and cost of avoiding doing business under Aboriginal Affairs is a major benefit for developers. FNLM promotes economic development on-reserve. It has proven to help First Nations respond to economic opportunities at the speed of business.