Services

Development Consultancy

We help unlock value throughout the full property lifecycle.

Working closely with our planning and agency teams in our full development lifecycle support, our UK wide consultancy team has the strategic vision and innovative approach to support clients in maximising value from complex development projects of all sizes.

From assembly and partnership structures through to feasibility of planning options, preparation for disposal, negotiations and disputes, working closely with investors and developers, we provide consultancy advice at each stage of the development lifecycle.

Services

Compulsory Purchase

Our experienced team advises clients on complex compulsory purchase and infrastructure issues, including HS2 CPO claims.

Development Appraisals and Financial Modelling

We produce development appraisals and financial modelling based on detailed research to help our clients understand and optimise risk and return, whilst reducing costs and enhancing value. This combines market facing expertise with financial modelling and qualitative analysis.

Victoria Seal
Director - Deputy Head of London Development & Planning

Development Valuation

We provide valuations for development land, at all stages in the development process, including RICS Red Book valuations for a range of purposes including loan security, litigation, decision making and statutory purposes.

David Couch
Senior Director
Victoria Seal
Director - Deputy Head of London Development & Planning
Tim Mitford-Slade
Senior Director - Canterbury Valuation

Expert Witness and Litigation Support

All of our litigation support team have undertaken specialist training in acting as Expert Witnesses and have experience of working with solicitors and barristers to meet clients’ requirements in a timely and cost effective manner. We act for both for claimants bringing our market knowledge and technical expertise, to resolving property disputes for our clients.

Victoria Seal
Director - Deputy Head of London Development & Planning
Tim Mitford-Slade
Senior Director - Canterbury Valuation

Joint Venture and Collaboration Structuring

The team have developed innovative bespoke joint venture structures to allow landowners to maximise their return, whilst managing risk. Where development sites are in multiple ownership, the team are able to advice on the structuring of collaboration agreements from simple partnerships to advising on complex equalisation agreements with multiple landowners.

Julian Gaynor
Senior Director – Head of Development & Strategic Land Agency

Option Appraisals

Our team will work with you to devise the optimal solutions for your development projects. We provide bespoke advice reflecting your specific requirements in terms of quality, the need to release capital or revenue and timescales. We regularly work with or assemble cross-disciplinary teams (architects, cost consultants and planners) to provide comprehensive advice that maximises deliverability.

Victoria Seal
Director - Deputy Head of London Development & Planning
Julian Gaynor
Senior Director – Head of Development & Strategic Land Agency

Planning Viability

We advise developers and local authorities on development viability, S106 obligations, affordable housing requirements and the Community Infrastructure Levy. We are one of the UK’s leading advisers and play an active role in the formulation of viability best practice guidance and financial appraisal toolkits.

Anthony Lee
Head of UK Development Viability

Portfolio Strategy and Outsource Contract Specialists

The team has provided advice to a number of utility and public sector clients on strategies to unlock development value on a wide range of portfolios with latent development potential. The resources and expertise within the team mean they are able act as a single source real estate advisor on surplus property portfolios.

Julian Gaynor
Senior Director – Head of Development & Strategic Land Agency

Public Sector Procurement

We work with our clients and their other advisors (legal and procurement) in order to navigate the issues around public sector procurement for development projects. We advise on appropriate market-facing procurement strategies, their implementation and tender evaluation. The team’s experience covers both OJEU procurement and the use of developer frameworks such as Homes England’s Developer Partner Panel (DPP).

Victoria Seal
Director - Deputy Head of London Development & Planning

Valuation of Land under Option

Strategic land is often delivered for development via the use of option agreements whereby the agreement gives the developer the right to purchase the land at a future date when planning permission is obtained. These valuation negotiations are often complex and multi-layered. The team’s experience in this area for both landowners and developers is such that its Directors are regularly appointed as expert valuers to assist in the resolution of disputes.

Julian Gaynor
Senior Director – Head of Development & Strategic Land Agency
Tim Cann
Senior Director - Head of Residential Consulting South West

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