National Land Realty (NLR), a real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country estates, timber, recreational and commercial development properties, developed a database for solar developers that offers access to the latest listings of available properties for solar projects.
Through the companyâ€™s proprietary mapping software and site identification process, it has compiled prescreened sites, verified interest with the owners and presents them in a single package to expedite the search process and project timelines. The new site is now live at solarsiteexchange.com.
â€śOur goal here is to take the mess out of real estate so developers can focus on what they do best, which is developing solar projects,â€ť said Nathan Fabrick, executive VP for NLR Commercial.
Since 2015, NLR has secured more than 700 solar development lease options in 22 states. NLR is a full-service real estate brokerage firm that offers a combination of GIS technology with dynamic mapping platforms, land agent coverage and unparalleled experience in solar land agreement negotiations. This enables developers to acquire the ideal real estate with much less risk.
â€śUnlike many technology platforms that specialize in only showcasing suitable sites, NLR takes the next step. We personally contact the landowners, explain the solar development process, and confirm interest in moving forward,â€ť Fabrick said. â€śThen NLR acts as an agent on the behalf of its partner â€” from negotiation to execution. This gives solar developers the time to focus their resources on development.â€ť
NLR uses a proprietary, 20-point screening process to confirm the viability of a solar site, including wetlands/floodplains, utility infrastructure and site characteristics. The companyâ€™s custom GPS mapping platform uses demographic and locational elements to efficiently target the appropriate site. Every landowner is briefed on the key terms of the project and the development process and has expressed interest in moving forward.
The NLR team offers informative summary packaging to encourage fast-tracked engineering review and an automated bidding process.
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