Senior Development Manager

Senior Development Manager

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development, Real Estate

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package and bonus

  • Contact:

    Robert Cawood

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


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.


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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