Development Director (Life Sciences)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development, Real Estate

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  • Salary:

    £120000.00 - £150000.00 per annum + plus strong bonus & benefits

  • Contact:

    Rob Joslin

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Position: Development Director

Location: Central London

Salary: £120,000 to £150,000 plus strong bonus & benefits

One of Central London's leading commercial property developers is recruiting a Life Sciences Development Director to help manage the delivery of the development portfolio within its science real estate division. The key scope of the role will be working within the development team on the delivery of multiple development projects from inception through to construction and providing specialist input on the technical requirements and aspects of life science buildings.

Key work activities to be performed will include:

  • Assisting with the underwriting of new development opportunities and the production of site development feasibility studies
  • Assisting with the production of budgets to inform development appraisals
  • Assisting with site acquisition due diligence
  • Providing specialist technical input on the client brief for new life science development projects including driving the sustainability credentials for new projects
  • Working within the development team to oversee and direct the design process from concept through to planning, detailed design, and construction delivery
  • Regularly reporting internally and to external development partners, investors, and banks
  • Working with the broader team on leasing activities, engagement with retained leasing agents and coordination and engagement with potential occupiers
  • Assist with the asset management strategies for the Life Sciences portfolio including the appointment of managing agents, liaison with occupiers and coordinating with he appointed managing agent during mobilization and operation strategies
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of risk mitigation strategies

Back & experience:

The candidate must have life sciences experience preferably working within a client-side organization.

  • Strong technical knowledge of the design and operations of life science buildings including laboratories
  • Good experience of working within a large design team and coordinating with external consultants and contractors
  • Strong technical knowledge of current procurement and construction technology within the life sciences sector
  • Good understanding of the real estate development process and appreciation of investor/developer objective/key drivers
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude to drive projects to be delivered in accordance with client objectives
  • A team player able to lead through example
  • 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 reporting and communication skills

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Rob Joslin (Director) on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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