CBRE’s UK Development business provides our clients with astute advice and innovative solutions at every stage of the property life cycle – across all asset classes and the breadth of the UK. Known for sourcing the best market opportunities and with a proven reputation for success, the 65-strong team is renowned as the market leader, having traded £3.6bn of land deals with an end value of £15bn in the period of 2015-16 alone.
Based in London and 13 offices within the UK’s most vibrant regional centres, the team provides a holistic service that is supported by experience, market success and research. Every aspect of its advice is driven by the 360-degree insight of its dedicated mixed-use experts. With a deep understanding of the UK’s most established and emerging real estate sectors, the team informs development decisions at every stage.


Drawing on the breadth of CBRE’s extensive Advisory and Transaction capabilities, the UK Development team is a strategic and all-encompassing solution for developers and investors alike, with invaluable access to the capital and connections they need to succeed in this fast moving market, as well as key stakeholders privy to making decisions. CBRE’s dedicated research capability and on-the-ground advisor insight, combined with continual access to the global intelligence of its wider network, results in an unrivalled understanding of the dynamics of the property market and the drivers that not only creates value, but also respond positively to ever changing demands over time.
With exceptional technical understanding spanning financial analysis, valuation, building, property management and planning advice, finance and funding, the team will find the perfect solution and generate continual value and a clear competitive advantage for clients.

UK Development Services

Affordable Housing

CBRE provides services to a range of stakeholders involved in the provision of Affordable Housing including developers, registered providers, local authorities and investors.

Build to Rent Design and Research

CBRE UK Development is the only team of its kind to have an embedded research and design consultancy that specialises in investment and development in the UK Build to Rent market.

Build to Rent Funding

With an acute understanding of clients’ individual objectives, funding requirements and the wider market dynamics, CBRE’s Build to Rent Funding team provides access to the solutions that clients need to achieve their development and funding ambitions.

Debt Advisory

With an acute understanding of clients’ individual objectives, funding requirements and the wider market dynamics, CBRE’s Debt Advisory team provides access to the solutions they need to achieve their ambitions.

Development Consultancy

The most experienced and diverse development consultancy service offering in London, CBRE’s dedicated team has more than 80 years of combined market experience across a wide range of city shaping and UK regeneration projects.

Development Management

CBRE’s Development Management team offers a comprehensive service that spans the entire development process, from auditing properties and devising development strategies, through to the delivery and sale/lease of a completed project.

Development Transactions

With a longstanding track record of buying, selling and funding development opportunities, CBRE’s dedicated UK Development specialists have managed some of the most successful and high profile development transactions across the breadth of the UK.

Ground Rent

Working with developers and investors alike, CBRE’s dedicated Ground Rent team provides invaluable intelligence into the opportunities within this sector and the connections required to realise these.

Residential Institutional Valuation Advisory

With over 20 dedicated residential experts, CBRE’s Residential Institutional Valuation Advisory team works with a range of clients, from banks, funders, REITS and investment institutions to landowners, developers, private investors and property companies.

Residential Investment

With expertise across a range of disciplines, from banking to research, architecture and residential property, CBRE’s Residential Investment team has an unparalleled understanding of the full dynamics of residential property as an investment.

Strategic Projects

With a proven reputation for leading some of the UK’s most ambitious and extensive real estate transactions, the Strategic Projects team provides expert advice and financing solutions for clients’ more complex deals.

Student Accommodation

Now considered a mainstream asset class by the investment community, purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) is one of CBRE’s long-established areas of specialism.