Land Acquisition and Disposal
Whether disposing or acquiring the Residential Development & Agency team possesses the professionalism, contacts and commercial acumen to source, negotiate and close agreements.
We regularly deal with a range of assets including:
- Land or buildings with or without planning consent
- Change of use situations
- Existing commercial and residential buildings with untapped development potential
- Mixed use schemes
Sales instructions commence with a comprehensive analysis of the opportunity including identification of the issues to be addressed in advance of marketing, potential for value enhancement and agreeing a sales strategy with the client that optimises pricing. Partner-level involvement throughout the process ensures that clients are regularly updated and that best in class advice is provided.
Levy Real Estate’s specialist knowledge of the both residential and mixed-use land market enables early identification of off market acquisition opportunities where there is potential for residential-led development. Our business approach is founded on an integrated approach between the Commercial and Residential teams which deliver real opportunities to our clients.
Each site is unique and requires a tailored approach when considering how best to approach and realise value. More importantly, we also focus on our client’s drivers, which can extend to timing considerations, a need to re-provide accommodation or simply a desire to have a greater involvement in the development process, distinct from just being the land owner.
Our services include:
- Feasibility studies and financial analysis / modelling
- Gaining planning consents
- Value engineering
- Strategic Asset Management and routes to vacant possession
- Development Agreements
- Unit mix and typology
- Alternative uses
The Levy Real Estate residential valuation team comprises RICS qualified surveyors, who specialise across the Central and Greater London market.
Levy Real Estate provide market facing advise to clients with valuers having a strong understanding of market activity and the nuances thereof.
- Development Appraisals
- Loan Security Valuations
- Affordable Housing Valuations
- Mixed use valuations
- Pricing appraisals
The Residential Team
I'm an Equity Partner in the Residential and Investment Department with 20 years of experience in the London property market.
I specialise in the acquisition and disposal of land and development opportunities across Central and Greater London as part of the broader Levy Capital Markets Transactions Team. I thrive on the cut and thrust nature of the transacting process and opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of clients. I am a Registered Valuer, have appeared as an expert witness at the High Court and am a former committee member of the Residential Development Agents Society.
I live in Hampshire with my wife, daughter and two dogs and on the rare occasion of being off the phone, I can be found cycling cross Hampshire’s hills or kitesurfing on the south coast.
I’m a Chartered Surveyor, Partner and development adviser in the Residential Development & Investment team with over 15 years of experience in the London market. I recently joined Levy Real Estate from JLL, where I was a Senior Director and was responsible for transacting over £3bn in land value, capable of delivering over 4,000 new homes.
I tend to focus on high density “Living-led” sites throughout the 32 London boroughs. This includes the full spectrum of housing types, including Private Sale, Coliving, Multifamily / Build-to-Rent, Affordable Housing, Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), and Later Living.
Our clients are both corporate and private landlords, typically looking to optimise the value of their land holdings through a variety of town planning promotion, design, development management and marketing initiatives.
We also provide brokerage, site finding and valuation advice to a wide range of investors and developers seeking to acquire unconditional, consented and conditional opportunities, as well as residential investments, utilising our best in class market knowledge.
In 2013 I was awarded the Estate Gazette’s Young Property Personality of the Year.
I live in the Nine Elms area, and in my spare time can be found on a bike, skis or playing hockey for Oxted HC and the RICS.
I am a Graduate Surveyor in the Capital Markets team, specialising in Residential advice at Levy Real Estate.
We work specifically in the acquisition and disposal of mixed-use developments throughout London. As a team we give advice to a broad spectrum of landowners, developers, investors, institutions and private clients with a particular expertise in change of use situation.
I completed my masters in Real Estate at Reading University, and received a BA in History from Newcastle University. Currently I am studying for my Assessment of Professional Competence and, away from the office, I enjoy playing football and cricket.