Company: Vertical Recruitment

Salary: £100,000 - £120,000+ (+ car allowance, pension, bonus)

Web: https://www.vertical-recruitment.co.uk/

Contact Name: James Adamson

Email: james@vertical-recruitment.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 669 4716

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    Development Director

    Company: Vertical Recruitment

    Salary: £100,000 - £120,000+ (+ car allowance, pension, bonus)

    Web: https://www.vertical-recruitment.co.uk/

    Contact Name: James Adamson

    Email: james@vertical-recruitment.co.uk

    Telephone: 0161 669 4716

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    Development Director

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      This is a strategic appointment to lead and deliver development and construction activities for a leading UK property developer that specialises in delivering development in partnership with large landowners. Tasked with full P&L responsibility, day to day operations and business strategy there is a plan to deliver 1,000 plus residential units in the UK over the next 3 – 4 years. Future schemes that are in pre-construction stage include a £90m new build residential project in Manchester.

      With their Head Office based in London (West End), this position will oversee delivery of residential and mixed-use projects from project inception to completion. The candidate will be based in Manchester or London, will be expected to work flexibly and be a self-starter.

      The Role:

      The key scope of the role will include:

      • Advising the board on the delivery of multiple development projects from concept through to completion.
      • Managing Development Managers managing some of the smaller projects.
      • Assisting with the sourcing and assessment of new development projects.
      • Leading on the production of site development feasibility studies.
      • Leading the development site acquisition due diligence and legal processes.
      • Securing tenants for new development.
      • Securing funding for development.
      • Managing the planning team to secure consents.
      • Devising development delivery programmes and managing and reporting progress against the programmes.
      • Managing the legal process for all development documents (Agreement to Leases, Funding Agreements, Land Purchase Agreements etc).
      • Managing the procurement and legal documenting of all required third party consultant, contractor and supplier services to facilitate the delivery of the developments.
      • Securing all required statutory consents and third-party approvals and the delivery of developments in compliance with consents and all related conditions.
      • The recording and management of all expenditure within approved budgets.
      • Assisting with the reporting of actual performance against project appraisals.
      • Managing the marketing team for developments and coordinating with development delivery works.
      • Regularly reporting internally and to external development partners & funders on progress against programme, expenditure against approved budget and overall performance against the approved appraisal.
      • The safe storing of all key project information to help facilitate the leasing and sale of developments
      • The creation and implementation of risk mitigation strategies.
      • Assisting in the strategic management of the business and its joint venture companies.

      Background & Experience:

      The candidate must have a construction or real estate related degree and/or a property/construction professional body qualification with a minimum of 10 years’ experience of the direct Development Management of schemes. The candidate must demonstrate the following core experience and knowledge:

      • Design and procurement management and securing of statutory consents and third-party approvals
      • Negotiation of funding agreements
      • Negotiation of agreement to leases
      • Strong technical knowledge of current design, procurement & construction technology
      • Good understanding of the real estate development process and appreciation of investor/developer objectives/key drivers
      • Good project financial management skills
      • Management and leadership of teams
      • Risk identification and pro-active management

      Key personal strengths:

      • Self-motivation with a positive attitude to lead and drive projects to be delivered in accordance with client objectives
      • A team player able to lead through the example and respect
      • Flexible and lateral thinking to deliver projects
      • Attention to detail whilst also able to maintain high level strategic view of key issues
      • Clear written and verbal analytical project reporting and communication skills
      • Empathetic toward landowner partner requirements

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