“We reward our client’s confidence by exceeding their expectations.” -Robert T. Ratcliff, Sr.


The Very First Step


I’d like to build a new office building – how would I get started? Is this the best location for my business? How do I acquire land? What am I missing from my budget? Do I have enough capital to cover all my construction costs? Is it better to lease or own?

Once you have the idea to develop a new commercial building or the growth of your business mandates you find or build greater space, there are many steps to take before you begin to even look for contractors or break ground for construction. Especially if you wish to undertake this monumental business venture with minimal financial risk.  The development services offered by Ratcliff Companies utilizes every aspect of knowledge we have gained from our long history and contact list we have built in the industry. We take pride in our ability to advise and undertake the crucial preparation work necessary for any successful development project; you can move forward with the concrete data and fiscal analysis that will guide the best decisions for your project.

From budget and pro-forma analysis to site selection and conceptual estimating, Ratcliff Development services offers resourceful and professional consultations from development-related sectors such as finance, government regulations, real estate, legal and construction. We consult for end-users and investors alike, working within our NAI Global and CCIM networks to best ensure financial success of your project, and to anticipate any issues that may affect the success of your business endeavor.

The consulting services we commonly provide for clients are:

        Pro-Forma Development & Analysis
        Land/Facility Analysis
        Acquisition Assistance
        Architectural Selection
        Budget Development
        Schematic Design Development
        Property/Facility Investment
        Real Estate Development/Resale
        Comparative Business Analysis (New vs. Old, Rent vs. Own)

For a full list of development services and to understand more about the value we offer, please download a Development Services Fact Sheet.


Gregg Thompson, CCIM is a Louisiana Licensed Broker for Ratcliff Development, LLC,  Alexandria, LA.  


318-787-6816   [email protected]