Development advice for the private and public sectors
Our Development Advisory team have strong market knowledge and ‘real-life’ development experience that will add value to your development projects.
Our team solves property development related problems and aids decision making through research, expertise and analysis. The team’s projects include major mixed-use regeneration projects, tall towers, sprawling housing schemes, dynamic commercial centres and vibrant leisure complexes, bringing together insight from across multiple property specialisms.
30+ CountriesWorldwide Coverage
100% Success RateSection 106 Negotiation
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Why choose us?
The Colliers Development Advisory team have extensive experience of development feasibility work, through to master planning, design, planning and the delivery of development across the UK and globally.
We advise on a wide a variety of projects, from the high level and strategic to the detailed and forensic.
Financial viability: Bespoke modelling of your scheme and ‘what if’ scenarios from the earliest stages, which evolve with the project to ensure viable and deliverable schemes.
Market insight: Market research across all property asset classes; and local area insight.
Mix and quantum: Site and location analysis; and recommendations for the mix and size of each use type.
Placemaking: Ideas generation and creating communities where people are at the heart of development.
The Colliers Development Advisory team provides advice to private and public sector clients across all stages of the development process, from inception to delivery.
We provide tailor made in-depth market reports that incorporate the latest market information and inform the decision-making processes of our clients.
We have a culture of collaboration with Colliers teams in the UK and abroad, regularly working in tandem to provide our clients with a high quality and efficient service.
We use bespoke modelling techniques, supported by market research and years of experience to provide our clients with a range of development options for their sites.
Our work enables us to advise clients on individual buildings to masterplan projects, whether development or redevelopment to find the most appropriate, viable and deliverable solutions and prepare the project for delivery or disposal.
We create a bespoke viability model for each and every project.
Our models financially illustrate the efficiency, viability and profitability of your projects, assisting with decision making. We carry out ‘what if’ scenarios from the earliest stages and our models evolve with the project to ensure viable and deliverable developments.
We are experienced in undertaking viability assessments for affordable housing and Section 106 negotiations and regularly represent private and public sector clients.
The Development Advisory team has extensive experience monitoring a wide range of residential and mixed-use schemes across the UK.
We have an in-depth understanding of the requirements of public sector fund monitoring, and have represented Homes England and numerous local authorities and other public sector organisations. We also offer a monitoring service for development partners and funders.
Creating new and innovative routes to successful developments is vital in an uncertain world.
Partnerships between landowners, developers, investors and funding partners are becoming commonplace. At Colliers Development Advisory we can prepare, negotiate and agree the terms of these Development Agreements, ensuring the best possible commercial and financial outcomes for our clients.
The majority of our work is undertaken before the development starts on site. Redevelopment of brownfield land can be constrained by physical and legal obstructions, including the presence of leases on part or the whole site.
Securing vacant possession is essential for redevelopment and we have experience advising landlords and tenants on appropriate and successful strategies.
Starting a successful scheme
Our experienced understanding of the complexities of sale and acquisition means we offer end-to-end advice for the successful purchase of your development land.
Covering all property asset classes from residential to commercial, we will assess your requirements to ensure that your acquisition plans are fit for purpose.
Choosing the right team
We know that you need the right business partner to see your project through to completion. Joint ventures must pool together resources, skills and assets that complement your own and that are a cultural match with shared values and vision.
Our team of experts can identify partners that have strong potential for growth, fit your innovation needs and who have the resources required to benefit you.
Promoting and selling your assets
As a leading commercial real estate agent, Colliers is in a strong position to promote your sites to targeted groups of interested organisations and individuals.
Our experience of disposals spans across all property asset classes and with contacts across the UK and globally, we are instantly able to tap into our extensive network.
Overcoming regulatory complexity
At Colliers we understand that when public sector bodies purchase goods or services there are regulations that must be followed.
We work with our clients and their project teams to ensure that the most appropriate procurement practices are identified and your projects are delivered.
Colliers experts work within national frameworks to provide advice and hands on experience on how best to deal with the challenges of taking your project from vison to delivery.
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Head of Development Advisory
London - West End
Anthony is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors having qualified in 1993 following being awarded a BSc with Distinction for the London South Bank University. He has a varied professional and agency background as both a principal and consultant and has acted for a range of public, corporate and private clients, both in the UK and abroad. His knowledge of the client side enables him to provide strategic advice for a range of major mixed use development projects.
Residential - Development
London - West End
James has worked within the property sector since graduating from University in 2010. Initially working in the UK Retail Development sector. James joined Colliers International in 2013 and Heads the Residential Development team.
James has worked on a range of projects for both private and public sector clients across the south of England, helping clients maximise the value from their assets through strategic development advice and considered disposal strategies. James specialises in residential development agency, including acquisition & disposals advice, options analysis and modelling, site specific marketing & sales strategies tailored to our private and public sector landowner clients.
Residential - BTR
London - West End
Erica joined Colliers in 2018 and has a national remit as a specialist advisor for Build-to-Rent (multifamily and PRS) developments. She is focussed on design consultancy, funding transactions and exit options analysis.
Prior to joining Colliers, Erica advised UHNWIs and family offices in London. During this time, she was involved in deal originations and also actively managed a value-add portfolio of prime residential assets across London (zones 1-2).
London - West End
Jessica is a Director who specialises in destination development for hospitality and mixed-use projects.
She is an experienced consultant and project manager who brings a holistic and strategic perspective to developing concepts and business plans for new sites. Her work involves identifying concept, positioning and destination strategy informed by market research; taking projects through financial feasibility appraisal; resolving strategic issues and working with master planners and wider development teams; to presenting projects to attract investment.
Jessica has a particular strength in understanding client and project requirements and in integrating the skills of Colliers specialist teams, local offices and external advisors and master planners to deliver to the needs of clients.
Her experience includes projects from 0.5 to over 800 hectares with elements including hotels, event venues, visitor attractions, residential, branded residences, office, retail, spa, wellness, golf, marina, leisure, entertainment and public realm. Projects stretch from resorts to urban brownfield sites.
Jessica has worked on projects throughout the UK and from the Caribbean, through Africa, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe.
Jessica has a degree from Cambridge University and a Masters in International Tourism Policy and is very widely travelled. She has been working in tourism, resort and mixed-use development for nearly 20 years. She works within the Destination Consulting and Hotels & Resorts Consulting teams in London.
London - West End
Hello, meet The Destination Developer !
I am a development strategist advising on the planning, market positioning and delivery of property, places, and destinations. Projects that are often exciting, unusual and transformational and need creative solutions for property and economic development. This includes market positioning, brand conceptualization, land use planning and marketing strategies.
Type of project I work on:
- Urban regeneration, mixed use development, town and city centres, resorts, airport cities, innovation districts, docklands, repurposing, place branding, alternative assets such as: stadiums, arenas, events, museums and cultural real estate.
25 years’ expertise in:
- Research, analysis, concepts, options appraisal, feasibility, highest & best use, market positioning, place branding, business planning, development & investment strategies.
After 10 years leading the Destination Consulting service for Colliers Ireland I run my own practice The Destination Developers and am a consultant working with Anthony Shapland in the Development Advisory service based out of Colliers London. I bring the:
- Market making skills of the management consultant
- Creativity of the brand & marketing executive
- Due diligence of the analyst
- Sharpness of the broker
- Organisational agility of the project manager
Think of me as the "destination developer" who can help you earn consulting fees, downstream advisory, transaction and management fees and help differentiate Colliers in your market.
London - West End
Harry graduated from the University of the West of England, having completed a placement year in the Industrial & Logistics department in the Colliers Bristol office. Harry spent two years in the Valuation & Advisory team in the Bristol office and is a Registered Valuer.
Harry is a Surveyor in the Development Advisory department, working alongside Anthony Shapland and Zack White.
James joined Colliers in 2017 and advises on the procurement, disposal and development of mixed-use opportunities.
James has experience across a range of different property sectors and provides consultancy advise relating to the valuation, planning risk and viability for development opportunities.
He focuses on disposal of residential, office, hotel, leisure and mixed use developments. Strong working relationships have been formed with land owners, developers and occupiers throughout the North West of England which has resulted in a robust track record, delivering maximum best value whist minimising commercial risk.