How can we help?
Site disposal and acquisition
Our capital markets team will help you secure development funding to begin the build process, even with the lack of finance available from traditional banking sources. Our team is well connected to the private equity, insurers, opportunity funds and alternative sources of capital that are now the most likely source of funding for any development opportunity.
We will identify suitable parties for forward purchase or forward commitment to provide you with the property finance you need to build your development site. If you’ve already secured an agreement for a lease, we find partners to help you fund, build or forward sell your property development.
Arranging development agreements and partnerships
We help align you to the correct partners to make the most of the investment and development opportunities currently available. We will source funding or joint venture partners for you who will provide the capital to unlock existing developments in your portfolio or to help acquire new schemes.
We also offer direct experience in the formation of delivery vehicles with the public sector - in London alone we have experience of partnerships with a combined asset value of £1 bn.
Speculative development holds risks. We help developers secure pre-lets to reduce the risk inherent in a new development. We will help you to establish the credibility of your new scheme by developing a marketing strategy and securing occupiers.
Letting your development
Our agency teams advise developers on lettings, tenant mix and marketing strategy. We’ve got the UK covered having consistently been the most active agents in the UK over the past decade. In particular, our agency team has deep experience in the core industrial, retail and office markets.
Industrial and distribution agency – we let, sell or acquire around 20 million sq ft of industrial and distribution space every year. Explore our industrial and distribution services for developers
Office agency – each year, we transact around 40% of many of the regional office markets. Find out more about our office agency services
Retail agency – our retail agents let around 1m sq ft of space each year. Explore our retail services for developers
Also, being part of Countrywide plc means we can bring the skills of the the UK's largest estate agency and lettings network to strengthen our capabilities when letting residential or mixed use developments.
Site disposal and acquisition
We achieve maximum value on disposals and source acquisition opportunities for our clients in the commercial and residential markets, linking developers with prime land and property opportunities.
Providing detailed due diligence
Thorough research of a development opportunity, whether it be a site or existing property, is key. We have the specialist knowledge that is required for this detailed due diligence and will consider:
- End occupier demand and accommodation requirements
- Projected rental and yield levels
- Physical and legal constraints
- Planning potential
Find out more about our development agency services.
Bringing about private and public sector partnerships
The private and public sector is increasingly teaming up to deliver new development schemes. The public sector has access to land and buildings and requires funding and development expertise to generate capital receipts and the redevelopment of its aging stock. Our work with the over 250 public sector bodies means we have access to surplus land that is ripe for redevelopment.
Find out more about our partnerships with the public sector.