Development Director

Macdonald & Company
United Kingdom
£130000 - £150000 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning and Development
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We are delighted to be partnering with our client who are a private investment & development company specialising in mainly commercial and some residential property across the South East of England. This newly created Development Director role will join the exiting Senior Management team and will report directly into the current Managing Director.

The role is responsible for the formulation and delivery of the Groups development strategy overseeing and guiding the development team, ensuring that the business maximises the value of its existing portfolio of assets through best practice and innovation as well as helping to identify and deliver further opportunities.

The successful candidate will already be operating at a senior level, with a proven real estate development background and successful track record of delivering from acquisition to completion of large, sophisticated development projects within the UK.

  • You will hold a property related degree alongside a professional qualification such as MRICS or similar.
  • A pro-active approach, with the ability to take a strategic overview as well as working in a hands-on fashion.
  • Have held a senior level leadership position within a client side organisation.
  • The vision to see the potential of developments and the initiative to consider alternative approaches and solutions to maximise the value of a development.
  • An open minded approach, listening to others and weighing up opinions before reaching decisions.
  • Ability to deal with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Track record of Development - Out of town retail, Office, Mixed use, Residential, Industrial. 
  • Proven ability to work across all development work streams from site sourcing and acquisition, through the planning and delivery phases to handover. 


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors globally. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, investing, financing or advising on real estate – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks & advisors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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