Carter Jonas has long been a leading name in residential development, offering incisive professional advice to landowners and developers. Developing strategies to address clients’ needs, our overriding objective is to deliver a high-quality service that maximises the value of our clients’ property assets.

We understand the planning and development process through and through – and our expert service is backed up with market knowledge and hands-on experience.

Our professionals have a proven track record in identifying development opportunities, and advising on appropriate strategies to realise optimum value before bringing properties to the market.

But it doesn’t stop there. As our list of services demonstrates, we also offer an enviable development consultancy service, providing professional advice on all aspects of residential development.

  • Strategic planning and development advice
  • Project management and planning promotion
  • Options and other forms of promotional agreements
  • Landowner collaboration and equalisation agreements
  • Valuations and development appraisals
  • Feasibility and viability studies
  • Market research and marketing advice

So whether you want to invest in land with development potential, need support in bringing your land forward for development, or simply wish to realise best value through selling, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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James Bainbridge
Partner - Head of Planning and Development Division
01865 404437 email me about James
@ Tim Shaw
Tim Shaw
Partner - Head of Central London Development
020 7518 3221 email me about Tim
@ Robert Smith
Robert Smith
Partner - Head of Strategic Land
020 7016 0734 email me about Robert
@ John Webster
John Webster
Partner - Head of Planning and Development North
0113 203 1063 email me about John
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Mathew Forster
Partner
01223 326540 email me about Mathew
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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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Tim has particular experience of advising on major residential regeneration schemes in the Capital. This typically includes buying or selling land for development or setting up joint ventures between private sector developers and public land owners, evidenced most recently by his role at Battersea Power Station working on behalf of a government land owner to enable redevelopment and regeneration of 3 acres of prime riverside land into 420 new homes and a new state of the art waste transfer station to service west London. Tim also recently set up the Joint Venture enabling the much anticipated redevelopment of Berwick Street, Soho, by PMB Holdings in conjunction with City of Westminster where consent is in place to deliver a mixed-use retail, 100 key hotel and residential scheme. 

Tim is currently advising on several major complex residential developments including the former BBC Television Centre (1000 homes) being delivered by Stanhope Plc and a scheme at White City (1500 homes) by Westfield Shopping Centre with the Berkeley Group (St James).

Tim advises public and private clients on land across the Capital and regularly undertakes option appraisals, feasibility studies, business cases and transactional work for private and public clients.
 

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Robert is based in our London head office and heads up the national development team. He has over 20 years of experience as a developer and consultant advising private, corporate and public sector bodies on how to extract value from strategic property assets.

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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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