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Schafer Development offers a wide variety of services:

Land Acquisition

Through proven in-house techniques, Schafer Development is able to uncover numerous opportunities for property development throughout the country. Utilizing our years of experience, we are able to locate strategic properties for acquisition. In order to qualify properties, we then overlay the zoning codes onto the satellite images to determine the optimum potential. Once qualified, we use our technological expertise, the internet, computer software and our business relationships to efficiently identify and contract with property owners.

Land Assemblages

“Not many developers are willing to go door-to-door to assemble key properties. Schafer Development has gained the reputation among city planners of undertaking very difficult consolidations — work that very few individuals would undertake.” Tom Yack, Supervisor, Canton Township.

As experienced developers, we understand the needs of our clients and realize that, at times, a single property is not large enough to accommodate the requested needs. This requires us to assemble additional properties, whereby converting the individual properties into one larger, cohesive, single development. We have been involved in many property assemblages; from as small as two properties to over one hundred properties.

Case Study – Canton Corners – Property Assemblage
Schafer Development Featured in Detroit Free Press

Creative Land Planning & Design

Schafer Development is able to provide Land Planning Services to its clientele including a database of over 5,000 client contacts such as Retailers, Hospitals and Industrial Distribution Companies. Drawing on the talent in our engineering department, we are able to prepare several versions of layouts and site plans to determine the properties’ overall yield and maximum efficiency. In as little as a day’s time, we are able to prepare detailed plans that other development firms require several weeks to complete, thus allowing us to act quickly and effectively when time is of the essence. Creative Land Planning & Design provide the following list of services:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Concept Site Planning
  • Permitting
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Residential & Commercial Site Planning
  • Site Layout and Design
  • Roadway Design
  • Zoning Assistance
  • Utility and Hydrology Design
  • Preliminary Planning and Exhibits
  • Wetland Mitigation Planning


Land Entitlement

In most cases, the properties that Schafer Development identifies are not properly zoned for our intended use. In these instances, we may engage the local experts, attorneys, engineers and consultants to guide us through the specific nuances in developing the site to achieve our vision. We rely on our solid business relationships with these talented people who eventually play a large role in aiding us in securing our development entitlements. Upon securing the entitlements, Schafer Development will frequently complete all of the following development activities:

  • Utility
  • Rezoning
  • Comprehensive Land Use Change
  • Archeological Reconnaissance
  • Negotiation for Rail Service
  • Wetlands Mitigation
  • Environmental Phase 1 & 2
  • Survey
  • Geotechnical
  • Traffic Reports



Schafer Development utilizes cutting-edge resources in its marketing efforts. From marketing brochures, Aerial Mapping, to tailored websites, we offer presentation materials that exceed our clients’ expectations. A successful new concept allows property owners to submit their property and contact information through for evaluation.

Case Study – Big Bend Tampa- Marketing efforts
Article on Big Bend Tampa Globe St.

About Schafer Development

Schafer Development is a land development firm with the in-house talent, proven skills and focused attention on creating value to raw land through an integrated approach as follows:
Stage 1 ››››
Physical Due Diligence
Stage 2 ››››
Market Analysis
Stage 3