We are expert at securing off-market opportunities and formulating optimal proposals to win bids and openly tendered sites.
Successful development is achieved when the right land is acquired on the best terms.
Whether acting for developers, occupiers or landowners, the service we provide to our clients is designed to extract best value by means of detailed market research, advice on optimum values and mix of uses, unit types, sizes and mix, cost control and value engineering to enhance each opportunity to its maximum potential, profitability and land / end-use value.If you are a landowner we can ensure you generate best value by providing indicative schemes or helping you win the most valuable planning permission.
Key areas evaluated during either off-market, tendered or land-sale situations include:
Market Study and Research
We identify the optimum development approach in light of market-driven supply, demand and financial viability. We carry out detailed price and supply / demand analysis in relation to both existing competition and future projects. We establish market trends in location, price, unit sizes, living environment, ancillary facilities and property management.
Development Consultancy and Strategic Planning
We determine the optimum approach for the development of the proposed scheme, review the characteristics of the site and identify key opportunities and constraints. In addition, having established any potential competition to the scheme, we identify ways to differentiate the project.
Our planning teams are always on hand to ensure that we have a detailed strategy to gain the most valuable planning permission in the quickest time possible.
Unit mix optimisation and value engineering
As a forward-thinking company operating in a highly competitive marketplace, we have developed our own bespoke design and appraisal programme to assist in maximising development value for our clients, thereby increasing the opportunity for them to achieve top sale prices or win openly-marketed and tendered sites, whilst maintaining margins and I.R.R..
We can be retained to help fulfil your land or property requirements
Often we acquire development opportunities on behalf of clients who retain our services to introduce suitable properties and land.
We have a network of trusted contacts and associates and are able to offer our clients excellent access to off-market and targeted opportunities to suit their requirements.
Given our unique position of having access to the other Millbank Group companies, we are also able to make available advice and development expertise to help make workable opportunities that might at first seem unviable.
We are ideally positioned to help sell all types of development sites throughout our core areas of operation in London and The South East. Our focus is on driving value, viability and delivery for a complete cross section of clients and maximising the value of every development opportunity.
We frequently do this on behalf of our developer clients when they bid for land on the open market, which means we know exactly what it is that will generate the greatest price for your land.
And because we are not a residential sales agent, we never have an ulterior motive for recommending any particular purchaser other than the one that will give you the best deal.
We are also expert in helping you negotiate the best commercial terms for options, conditional contracts or joint ventures.
Access to off-market opportunities
We are expert in sourcing off-market development prospects for retained clients. Highly advantageous investment and development opportunities generally arise off-market where they are neither advertised nor directly accessible to individuals. We are happy to enter into exclusive agreements with clients and developers to ensure they have privileged access to the best off-market opportunities.
Affordable Housing expertise
With affordable housing playing a significant role in the development market, this is a key area for clients to understand in order to adequately assess the implications on planning and land values.
We have access to both in-house and external experts and can provide valuable advice in this area.
If you are looking to acquire or dispose of property or development land, please contact us for an informal and confidential discussion.