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London is a highly competitive and demanding

location, attracting domestic and international capital

Development – London

Development projects in London need a wealth of knowledge and a cool head. London is a highly competitive and demanding location, attracting domestic and international capital to develop a wave of exciting new buildings for residential, office, retail and hotel use. Already densely developed and highly regulated, with vocal adjoining owners and multiple challenges during construction, it's a city where you need to know you have the best team on your side.

With six local teams giving street-level knowledge across the capital, CBRE's London Development team is at the heart of buying, selling and consulting on development property in this hotspot, concentrating on viability, financial analysis and value enhancement for developments across all uses.

One London, across all 33 boroughs

We are true specialists - across all 33 boroughs, all we focus on is development, whether transacting deals or consulting on project viability. Our well-established team has experienced the full property cycle, so there's nothing we haven't done before - meaning we can help clients avoid unwelcome surprises whilst driving value from their deal or project.

We act for all sizes and types of client, from institutions, developers, and international investors, to owner-occupiers with limited experience of the real estate world.

Importantly, we are 'use-agnostic'. We are not embedded in any one service line which means we can give fully informed advice across all uses - in a quickly changing market this is vital to giving clients the right advice.

As well as our reputation for applying blue-chip rigour to our clients' transactions, and for delivering technical, intelligent, expert consultancy, we really make the difference with our connections. We have strong relationships with corporate and institutional buyers of all sizes as well as high net worth individuals across the world. Combine this with our London experts on the ground in overseas investment markets, and it means we create access to the best deals for our clients.

Developing success and adding value

We consistently deliver intelligent and robust solutions to some of the most complex issues surrounding property development. Identifying each client's needs and requirements, and then creating bespoke solutions, is key to this success. We counsel clients on funding and joint venture structuring options, deliver development appraisal and feasibility analysis, advise and transact on disposals and acquisitions, and consult on master planning and feasibility.

We focus our advice on what's right for the client:

  • Identifying best use for the property. Whether that's a refurbishment, a change of use, or a comprehensive redevelopment, our team quickly analyses the range of value that can be delivered from a site and advises on how to deliver that value.
  • Creating additional value. We understand where to look, whether it's undertaking further work on the property, securing certainty around planning, rights to light and other third party rights, or even purchasing other properties to maximise the development opportunity.
  • Delivering the deal. We unlock value by helping our clients prepare the property for disposal via direct sale or joint venture.

Our team in numbers

  • 165 – the number of transactions we've worked on since 2007
  • £9.36bn – the total market value of those transactions
  • 35% – our share of the total London development market year on year
  • 2 weeks average trade

ONE LONDON / 33 BOROUGHS / ONE TEAM

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Contact us

Peter Burns

Managing Director - Head of Central London Development

Peter Burns

T: +44 20 7182 2716
peter.burns@cbre.com

Alastair Perks

Senior Director

Alastair Perks

alastair.perks@cbre.com

Jonathan Dick

Director

Jonathan Dick

T: +44 20 7182 3713
jonathan.dick@cbre.com

Adam Cradick

Senior Director

Adam Cradick

T: +44 20 7182 2016
adam.cradick@cbre.com

Adrian Bunnis

Executive Director

Adrian Bunnis

T: +44 20 7182 3745
adrian.bunnis@cbre.com

Jamie Gunning

Executive Director

Jamie Gunning

T: +44 20 7182 2005
jamie.gunning@cbre.com

Alan Selby

Executive Director

Alan Selby

T: +44 2075195902
alan.selby@cbre.com

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