Development Management

As experienced developers, we understand property development management better than most. Our unique position means we’re experts in maximising value at every stage of a project, whilst managing risk throughout.

Born out of being a developer in our own right, we’ve delivered a large number of development projects across London for investors in the UK and abroad.

Whether it is helping to unlock land value, appraising an existing site or appointing and managing a design team, we have the expertise across every stage of the development lifecycle.

Our specialist in-house team have extensive delivery experience and bring a wealth of knowledge from across the industry and include Architects, Quantity Surveyors and those from a construction background. Combined with several Chartered Accountants in the company we have the financial rigour as well as the technical skills to deliver the most challenging sites whilst maximising the potential returns.

From mixed-use, new-build apartment blocks to  traditional-looking London townhouses to airspace development we take a bespoke design approach to each individual scheme. This has given us an unrivalled understanding of the complexities within development and the unique ability to identify and overcome whatever challenges we face to successfully deliver the project.

We offer a full range of Development Management Services:

Land & Acquisition

Having acquired over 40 unconditional sites in London we specialise in feasibility and land acquisition, collaborating closely with clients to successfully manage the acquisition process. We assess various development possibilities, with a goal of pursuing the optimal course of action by considering factors such as cost, risk, opportunities, and value within the context of site limitations. We ensure our clients are aware of all of the potential risks and abnormal factors and provide strategies for mitigating these issues.

Combined with our extensive knowledge of London, and a tailored development management approach, we start by creating a well-defined business strategy and plan for our clients, providing a comprehensive review through the entire transaction lifecycle from project initiation to final sale or management of the rental asset.

Planning

Our dedicated land and planning team has the expertise and skill to help clients unlock value in a site or navigate the challenging planning landscape across all London boroughs.

By conducting a detailed process for site assessment, scheme development, pre-application, refinement, and full application we have confidence in dealing with sites without planning as our experience enable us to achieve successful planning outcomes as well as often enhancing value. Our team ensure technical considerations are taken into account at the outset, so schemes are buildable, safe and compliant and remain actively engaged throughout, working with the professional team and challenging them to push boundaries and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our deep knowledge of planning policy has meant that we’ve successfully won appeals on numerous occasions and have been able to add further value for the client by implementing S73 and S96 amendments. Furthermore, we’re able to negotiate on planning agreements such as S106 legal documents with the interest of the client in mind.

Funding

With our track record we have the ability to raise funding for a wide range of transactions for our clients and through our own experience as a developer we are experienced in having managed both banking and investor relationships. Having funded over half a billion pounds worth of transactions we understand finance and development funding and reporting and apply rigorous financial discipline throughout a project.

Design & Construction

The highly experienced development team can manage a project from design to completion (or at any stage in between), ensuring timely, on-budget delivery of high-quality products across a range of price-points. Our team define the project scopes, engage consultants, and oversee the entire lifecycle. Familiar with managing relationships in complex and highly technical projects, such as airspace development, they collaborate closely with consultants to create clear Employer’s Requirements, facilitating the selection of a suitable Contractor.

Utilising robust tools, templates and a thorough management process, we de-risk projects, ensuring technical viability and cost-effectiveness, whilst remaining aligned with the client’s aspirations. Throughout design and construction, the team prioritises client interests, actively monitors progress, mitigating risks to meet programme, cost, and quality targets. Health and Safety remains a key focus in ensuring we deliver to the highest standards.

Before granting Practical Completion, we implement a rigorous checklist to make sure that all warranties, testing and other information is provided correctly so that the Clients’ interests are protected thereafter.

Development Management

Sales & Marketing

We offer a full sales and marketing service including brand design, creation of all marketing collateral, including social media, as well as managing and implementing the overall sales strategy, including launching of show apartments and marketing suites. As part of this, we conduct market research into target markets and competitor schemes and develop pricing strategies to achieve the agreed sales objectives.

If the site is in an appropriate location, the development can be sold under the Fruition Properties brand and benefit from our extensive track record and ability to achieve premium values. Our sister company, Parallel Property Management, have years of experience dealing with aftersales client-care and post-occupancy management and this is an optional service we can include as part of our offering.

Click here to find out more about our track record in development management across London or contact us via devteam@fruitionproperties.co.uk or call 020 3828 0109.