D.R. Coell has a long relationship with many First Nations communities in British Columbia. We provide appraisal services along with support for leasing, rent negotiations, and planning and development of Reserve lands. We are especially known for our work in supporting the First Nations Specific Claims and Treaty related land acquisition.
We also work directly with First Nations community members who hold Certificates of Possession (s. 20(2) Indian Act) in establish market lease rents and providing advice for land development. This includes assisting in joint venture and limited partnership agreements.
In some cases, the First Nations governments and the Federal Ministry of Indian Affairs and Northern Development may jointly engage our firm for advice ground rents for Reserve lands considering the very specific nature of lease agreements with third parties.