Real estate development
We have the in-house expertise to handle every aspect of real estate development, whether as an integrated part of a managed investment strategy or to enhance a client’s own residence. As at 2015, we are managing multiple construction projects with a cumulative GDV in excess of £70m.
Our services cover Development management, Design & planning, and Development appraisal.
We offer end-to-end property development management. This could be at the request of a client with a property they wish to develop, or the initiative may come from our investment team, who have recommended developing a particular property to realise its full value.
We act as our client’s management team on the ground. If required, we can take care of everything from the selection and instruction of the professional services team, including architects, designers, project managers and contractors, to the management of the construction process to final handover.
Our clients often have major developments already underway and retain us to act in a supervisory role, to ensure the work is done properly and cost-effectively. This frequently involves an independent audit of developers’ proposals.
Design & planning
For any development, getting the right design and negotiating the associated planning permissions are key drivers of value. This can be a time-consuming and complex process. To ensure it all goes smoothly, we work with a small team of highly experienced professional service providers, including planning consultants, M&E consultants, structural engineers, architects, interior designers and other specialist consultants.
We can manage all aspects, from the initial site survey and the investment appraisal to the final handover.
Our clients often have properties that they are considering developing or which are already in development.
If work has begun, we can conduct an audit to determine if the client is getting value for money from their appointed architect and contractors. If we are asked to make an appraisal, a viability study will help us to determine what sort of development is worthwhile.
We can assist clients in raising finance for major development, by preparing a viability study, complete with a thorough economic analysis.