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 is Chairman of Carter Jonas.  Formerly Head of the Planning & Development Division, James advises clients on proposed development projects throughout the south of England with nearly 30 years of experience in residential and mixed use development.  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 option, promotion and other development agreements, joint ventures and landowner equalisation 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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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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I am a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in the property industry. I have worked for a number of the leading property companies and house builders in that time, whilst retaining lasting relationships with a wide variety of industry contacts. I specialise in all aspects of residential development, including land acquisitions and disposals, consultancy and the setting up of Option and Promotion Agreements. I also bring a wealth of local knowledge.

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