Senior Development Manager

Location
England, Oxfordshire
Salary
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Package and bonus
Posted
18 Mar 2019
Closes
15 Apr 2019
Ref
5573
Contact
Robert Cawood
Sector
Land, Property
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Status
MRICS

Senior Development Manager

Oxford (1 day a week) & UK wide travel

£65,000 plus package & bonus

To work for a leading British-based Investment and Development business. Supporting £100m of development projects over the next 5 years, and the number of individual developments could exceed 15.

Overview:

Providing development services at a senior level to deliver a programme of projects from initial identification, through feasibility, design development, viability assessment, planning, funding, and the finished product, in line with budget, programme and expectations, to produce out-performance relative to the business plan.

Asset classes: industrial and business parks

About the role:

  • As part of the Development team, working alongside Commercial Directors, to establish suitable speculative development or pre-let opportunities that meet the strategic objectives at estate level, in line with Business Plans.
  • To prepare and present in a timely fashion all PEA development papers to the Executive Committee for review and approval, with input as needed from the Asset Managers on the market supply and demand characteristics.
  • For approved projects, providing a full project management service from inception to the end of defects liability period or sale of investment. To include inter alia: advising on the appointment of the Design team; managing the design process; preparing appraisals, dealing with planning issues, selecting and leading the professional team as client representative; negotiating appointments; and ensuring all legal documentation is properly in place as appropriate.
  • To engage fully with negotiations on all aspects of development and project management, including agreements for leases, where new turn-key projects are proposed.
  • To develop new opportunities that contribute to the sustainability agenda of the business.
  • To manage the proper record keeping of all due diligence required by legal teams on sales or acquisitions including procurement of warranties letters of reliance and other contract material.
  • Representing the investor at networking events and planning meetings where projects are being discussed.
  • To work with the asset teams on business planning providing necessary support in formulating five year development plans.

About you:

  • Excellent reporting and presentation ability.
  • Systematic and organised approach to management of complex development processes.
  • A good networker.
  • Ability to co-ordinate the development and planning process with detailed financial understanding.
  • Common sense and an ability to think ahead and to pre-empt issues before they become problems.
  • Ability to act on own initiative, but not afraid to ask questions and seek clarification, where unsure.
  • Strong negotiation skills and an assertive character when required
  • MRICS or RTPi
  • Numeracy and good spreadsheet skills required
  • Good understanding of legal process
  • Proficient in Circle Developer

If you have proven experience within a developer, owner/occupier environment or development experience in a consultancy with a minimum of 5 years' experience, this rare and exciting opportunity could be for you.

To apply or to discuss this role confidentially, please contact Rob Cawood on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email r.cawood@capstone-recruitment.com

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