markets // Real Estate & Development


Hi, I’m Michael Lupart, Division Manager, Calgary, and Partner here at Trace Associates. Real estate includes a variety of projects and clients. From clients handling their first and sometimes only site, where we put a lot of effort into educating them on the process, risks, and regulations, to experienced developers who know the ins and outs. Our goal is to understand exactly what our client needs and provide a practical solution that fits their budget.

Proper management of real estate and development projects minimizes risk, regulatory compliance issues, and liability. From the purchase or sale of a property to redevelopment, refinancing, permitting, and even spill management, our team ensures clients have practical, cost-effective, and high-value solutions for their development needs. At Trace, we own commercial properties, so we know what our clients are up against.


  • Phase I and II environmental site assessment
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Spill response and contaminant discovery
  • Demolition and facility decommissioning consulting
  • Hydrogeological assessments
  • Environmental auditing
  • Environmental liability assessments
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Wetland assessments
  • Environmental assessments
  • Biophysical inventories and impact assessments
  • Wildlife and bird sweeps, surveys, and monitoring
  • Waste and recycling advisory
  • Expert witness advisory
  • Emergency management and business continuity training and advisory
  • ICS training
  • Stage 1 and 2 preliminary site investigation
  • Detailed site investigation
  • Regulatory notification and legal instruments
  • Residential heating oil storage tank removal and assessment
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what our clients are saying

“We like Trace. We like Ron, we like Nick, and we like the relationships we’ve built on our projects with them. They have a suite of services that cover the ecological and environmental, and they have demonstrated that they understand what needs to be done, aren’t doing unnecessary work, and they make sure it gets done. Ron told me that the Trace motto is to 'consult better.' This motto is reflected in the service they provide.”

Clark | Qualico Communities

“I appreciate Trace’s candidness, honesty, and straightforwardness. The communication is strong, they are always professional, and they stay on point. They’re good at what they do and are always available when I need them.”

Confidential Client

“Trace provides a level of personal service that we don’t get from other companies. We get straightforward, open communication with Project Managers, including frequent touch-points. Trace always does what they say they are going to do.”

Neil Reid | Midstream Energy Client

“I choose Trace because of their expertise and clarity on what they will deliver, and my trust in them. We share similar values of honesty and communication. They’re very thoughtful in what they do and their expertise is very appreciated. Nothing they do or say leaves you scratching your head.”

Warn Franklin | works with Ron at Trace

“I value our relationship with Trace and can see it continuing into the future.  Having a third party come in to do environmental inspections is very helpful and gives added focus on areas that might otherwise be neglected due to the busy nature of the business. Trace's expertise in the Environmental Consultant field helps keep NorSask on a path of continuous improvement. We very much appreciate the proactive approach that Trace takes to meet our needs.”

Kelly | NorSask