Client-side Development Manager

Are you an experienced Development Management with a flair and passion for sourcing and improving your own property portfolio?


Your New Role

Client-side opportunities are few and far between, especially ones with an award-winning development business. Based on the outskirts of Cambridge a privately owned developer has been investing in properties throughout the UK for over 25 years. Working with an established network of funding partners, they have already acquired and developed some of the UK's most exciting buildings spanning the Leisure, Industrial, Retail and Sporting industries.

Recognised for their innovative approach and quality product, the company is driven to deliver a significant return for their investors whilst also benefiting the local community. The company promotes a culture of hard work, dedication and loyalty whilst maintaining a fun work life balance and have instructed us to find their next success story. If you are an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic Development Manager with a strong development background with a commercial developer or consultancy, we want to speak with you.

As their new Development Manager, you will lead a number of Commercial Development Projects through the development life cycle, some with an end value in excess of £250m. You will source new sites and opportunities, carrying out site evaluation for the consideration of the Board and Funding Partners, using development and investment appraisal models and then implementing purchases on approved projects. You will also manage any lettings or sales with potential tenants or purchasers, negotiating leases and heads of terms with relevant parties. Naturally you will provide detailed progress reports to the Board & Funding Partners regarding performance of existing projects whilst also presenting new ideas.

We will need you to be MRICS Chartered with a background in Development, Commercial Management or General Practice Surveying. The company has extremely impressive staff retention, so a loyal career history with a Developer or Property Consultancy will be looked upon favourably as would be based locally to Cambridge.

Remuneration packages are negotiable and will be commensurate with your level of experience. You will also benefit from a generous benefits and bonus package. More importantly though is the team you will be joining and the opportunities and projects you will be involved in where no two days will be the same.