Partner -Development Consultancy- Manchester/ Birmingham

  • Job Reference: 889843
  • Date Posted: 4 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Manchester
  • Hybrid Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £70,000 to £100,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus car allowance and benefits
  • Sector: General Practice, Beach Baker
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Amelia Messenger

Job Description

My client is offering the opportunity to be part of one of the UK's most respected Planning & Development teams. Spread across London, Birmingham and Manchester, they are also one of the largest integrated teams in this sector. They have a blue-chip client base and work hard to create long-term, enduring relationships that will generate added value for their clients. They are a highly experienced, personable team with real depth of skill, knowledge, innovation commitment and resource.

Role: Partner- Development Consultancy

Location: Manchester/ Birmingham

Job Description

As part of this company's strategic plan to grow our National Planning and Development business they are now seeking to hire a Partner or Senior Associate to be based in the Birmingham or Manchester office, who can drive forward the consultancy side of their Development offering.

Main responsibilities

  • Work alongside the Partners in P&D and Birmingham, and Manchester to provide expert advice to clients on urban development, especially around regeneration and masterplanning, including; development appraisals, option analysis and feasibility, input to business cases, structuring partnerships and delivery mechanisms, and negotiating commercial agreements.
  • Provide clear and commercial advice on policy (viability, CIL area wide assessment), option appraisals and funding support
  • Use your extensive network to drive forward the business and service line nationally with private sector clients.
  • Work collaboratively across all teams, and within development, to complement agency work being carried out
  • Mentor and supervise more junior team members
  • Build and leverage strong links with other Gerald Eve offices and be willing to visit other GE offices to further these linkages. (We anticipate that this may include working from the London Office approx. 1-2 times a month)
  • Contribute positively to our culture and working environment
  • Ensure financial and client onboarding compliance is being carried out for your clients and projects
  • Other duties commensurate with the position/the needs of the office.

About you

  • Experience in urban development's outside of London and particularly in the North or West Midlands private sector
  • Demonstrable experience in winning new business, with a strong ability to build networks internally and externally
  • Clear track record in advising key clients on major development consultancy instructions
  • Registered Valuer
  • Experience working in development consultancy
  • Demonstrable property market knowledge, options analysis, masterplan feasibility and route to market strategies
  • Strong commercial acumen, with knowledge of commercial delivery options and transaction structuring (conditional sale, development agreements, JVs)
  • Knowledge of public procurement is advantageous
  • Self-motivated with a real desire to deliver excellent client service.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience in managing and/or mentoring others
  • Awareness of, and experience in, negotiating client contracts

As well as a competitive salary this company offers a full benefits package including 30 days' holiday per year, plus Bank Holidays, private medical and a wellbeing allowance.

Contact details

Rest assured that your application will be handled with the utmost confidentiality by Amelia Messenger. To take the next step in your career, please call me on 07586 673981. Alternatively, you can email your CV to Don't worry if your CV is not up-to-date at this stage; we will still consider your application.

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