Our agency teams have vast experience across the UK of identifying opportunities to extract value from property development sites. We are well versed in both the acquisition and disposal of assets, advising on diverse portfolios of urban, rural and fringe development sites, whether they are greenfield, brownfield or a mix of both.

Our in-depth knowledge of the planning and development process means that we can help clients to identify new development opportunities across their portfolios and thereby create added value.

We act for clients in the public and private sectors, including central and local government, development and regeneration agencies, landowners, developers and investors. We often collaborate with colleagues in our development consulting, planning, masterplanning, residential and commercial teams.

Our projects range from individual buildings for redevelopment and change of use, all the way through to the redevelopment of land for major urban extensions and new settlements, involving thousands of new homes and the associated physical, social and community infrastructure.

Our expertise encompasses:

  • Identification of development opportunities
  • Development appraisals and market feasibility studies
  • Marketing advice and research
  • Sale or acquisition of development land
  • Structuring and funding acquisitions
  • Options and other forms of promotion agreement
  • Development and joint venture agreements
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Our dedicated Planning and Development specialists work nationally across a variety of services, to find a consultancy for your specific need select a region below:

James is Head of the Planning and Development at Carter Jonas and is based out of our London and Oxford offices. James advises clients on proposed development projects throughout the south of England. He has over 20 years experience in residential and mixed use development acting for private, corporate, institutional, charity and public sector clients. This includes site identification, project management of planning and development strategies, valuation and viability appraisals, marketing and sale of development opportunities. He has specific expertise in options, promotion agreements, joint ventures and landowner agreements. James has been involved in sites ranging from new settlements to city centre regeneration and smaller provincial and rural schemes, and also provides expert witness and independent expert valuation services for dispute resolution.

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Emma is a Chartered surveyor with over 20 years of experience in the property industry, the majority of which has been spent acting for a wide range of clients. Emma is expert in delivering development and agency services across the residential and commercial sectors.

She provides clients with advice covering site identification & acquisition advice, valuation and viability appraisals, project management of planning & development strategies and the marketing and sale of development opportunities.

Away from the office Emma enjoys a busy home life including house and classic car renovation with her husband and two teenage sons.

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John is Head of the Leeds office and the Planning & Development Team North. John advises clients on proposed development projects throughout the North of England.  He has over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial development acting for private, corporate, institutional, charity and public sector clients.

This includes site identification, project management of planning and development strategies, valuation and viability appraisals, marketing and sale of development opportunities.

John has specific expertise in Options, Promotional Agreements, Joint Ventures and Conditional Contracts, acting mainly for landowners.  John has been involved in projects such as new settlements, to city centre regeneration, provincial sites, large commercial developments and site sales.

The Development Agency team are currently instructed on 6,500 acres in 150 locations across the North West, Yorkshire and the North East.

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Matthew has acted for a wide number of Landowner Clients including:

  • Royal Estate Sandringham
  • Crown Point Estate
  • Cecil Family Trust
  • Greene King Plc
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • Cemex
  • May Gurney
  • Pigeon
  • Advice, marketing, disposal and additional tranche disposal of 1,500 unit Residential Development in Grantham.

Project team principle for disposal of the NHC Centre of the Arts, Hitchin, securing a Development Partner and assembling a professional team to progress an application, sale and disposal of a principal asset within the College’s portfolio 

Mathew has over 29 years' experience in the property industry and has been directly involved Residential Development in East Anglia since 1998. He specialises in Land Disposals and Acquisition; Strategic Land, Promotion and Option Agreements. He has acted for a wide range of private and public sector land owners companies including Greene King, Royal Estate Sandringham; Grant Thornton, Pigeon, Crown Point Estate, Cemex (formerly RMC), The Diocese of Norfolk & Norwich and North Hertfordshire College as well as private land owners across the region.

He is Head of Residential Development at the Cambridge Office.

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Jon leads the Carter Jonas London development team, providing strategic development advice, feasibility and viability studies, acquisition, disposal and marketing advice and advice on structuring and procuring development partnerships. He has 30 years’ experience, working initially in local government and then in consultancy at Donaldsons, Knight Frank and GL Hearn.

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