Oxbridge Ventures Inc.

September 19, 2013 13:48 ET

Oxbridge Appoints BTY Group to Key Strategic Role of Lead Canadian Development Manager for $1 Billion Healthcare Real Estate Initiative

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2013) - Oxbridge Capital today announced that would appoint BTY GROUP as the lead Canadian development manager for its recently announced $1 billion initiative in healthcare real estate.

BTY Group is one of America's most successful and experienced consultancies for Development Management, Lenders' Technical Advisory, and Public Private Partnerships Advisory Services.

The Group has the expertise and credibility to add value in all areas, including strategic analysis, development feasibility, rezoning, project implementation and development. Key services offered to clients as exacting as Oxbridge include:

  • Strategic objectives development
  • Portfolio analysis and review
  • Asset management strategies
  • Property and operations integration
  • Occupancy and planning analysis
  • Project risk management
  • Investment case analysis
  • Capital programme planning
  • Strategic cost and value management
  • Feasibility options development
  • Master plan management
  • Regulatory approval navigation
  • Public relations liaison
  • Performance monitoring

The BTY Group boasts years of in depth healthcare project experience, including

  • The Niagara Health System Complex in St. Catharine's, ON, a 970,000 square feet LEED hospital with 375 beds. Project value of $759 million

  • Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, AB, a 700,000 square feet hospital designed to provide flexible and expandable spaces for children's health care. Project value: $200 million

  • Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON, a 633,000 square foot multi-story hospital tower comprising ambulatory care and surgical research facilities. Project value: $460 million

  • North Bay Regional Health Centre, North Bay, ON, a new 720,000 square feet LEED hospital with 275 permanent beds. Project value: $551 million

  • Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, PQ, the largest P3 project in North America. The new hospital and research centre will be approximately 2.5 million square feet. Project value: Over $2 billion

  • Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, ON, a 656-bed fully digital new LEED hospital. Project value: $1.75 billion

  • New Oakville Hospital, Oakville, ON, a 920,000 square feet LEED hospital with more than 400 beds.

  • North Bay Regional Health Centre, North Bay, ON, a new 720,000 square feet LEED hospital with 275 permanent beds. Project value: $551 million

  • Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham, ON, a 4-storey, 385,000 square feet hospital addition. Project value: $200 million

"Amongst the key factors influencing the decision to appoint BTY the lead Canadian development manager," explained Karim Rajani, the CEO of Oxbridge, " is their experience with public private partnerships and thus in advising governments and private enterprise with business case development, bid cost advisory, post completion monitoring, life cycle costing, facilities management analysis and P3 best practice. They are also very adept at cost control management and project monitoring," added Rajani.

Brian McGee, a Senior Project Consultant with BTY, exclaimed that "we are ecstatic at winning this very coveted assignment after a long and arduous selection process, as it catapults us to the very forefront of developments in healthcare, real estate and finance -- enabling us to work on potentially large, diverse and meaningful projects across the country."

About Oxbridge Capital Group

Oxbridge Capital is a private equity group that acts as financial sponsor for transactions in a number of key sectors, including real estate, natural resources and healthcare. The principals at Oxbridge, its financing partners and related entities, have played an instrumental role in negotiating, structuring, and/or placing more than $20 billion in debt and equity securities over the past 30 years. See www.oxbridgeventures.com.

About BTY Group

BTY Group is a nationally acclaimed project and development advisor with a full complement of the risk management, cost containment and schedule monitoring skills needed to enable informed decisions to safeguard and enhance the value of client's projects. BTY Group also conducts timely and effective diligence for those organizations like Oxbridge and its sister entities that speedily require detailed and accurate information of local markets as they design, build, finance, operate, and maintain both conventional and P3 infrastructure projects and facilities. BTY has been in business for over 35 years, and currently boasts offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Ottawa & Montréal, each a city in which Oxbridge intends large development initiatives.

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