UK Development Director, Office / Office Led Mixed Use – London Based

Our client is a leading UK fund management business that invests in real estate on a global scale. With over £30 billion AUM, the company is one of Europe’s most active asset managers with a strong and consistent property development pipeline. It has a proven track record of UK development across a wide range of sectors, from prestigious office buildings, industrial estates and residential, through to large-scale shopping centres.

It is also not your average real estate investment business; their unique culture is just one aspect that makes them stand out from the crowd. The business offers a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance.

You will be joining one of Europe’s leading Investment Management firms where you can expect real responsibility and recognition from day one. Whilst they are large enough to offer a wide variety of career opportunities, they still treat you as an individual and tailor training and development to your specific needs.


The Role

An exciting and demanding role has arisen for an experienced Office Development Director to join the London team, with a UK wide remit. This is a varied position, managing multiple office and office led mixed use development projects, to include large-scale direct development, refurbishment, development funding deals and the management of joint venture development partners. This is a strategically important appointment which involves responsibility for high profile office schemes in Central London, Scotland and major urban locations throughout the UK. Working as part of a small, dynamic team, the role reports directly to the Director of Development and Construction.


Job Specification

  • Identify, lead and co-ordinate the instigation, investigation and assessment of UK office development / refurbishment opportunities to maximise investment returns.
  • Negotiate, set-up and administer development joint ventures including all agreements and, where applicable, to report direct to joint venture partners.
  • Lead and direct the project team, taking strategic responsibility for the project design and delivery, including any appointed external consultants.
  • Monitor and review in conjunction with the Asset Manager / Investment Manager the performance of the project against the authorised returns, and report accordingly to the Client Fund.


Person Specification

  • MRICS/FRICS qualified (or equivalent) with a minimum of 8 years post-qualification experience in UK office development.
  • Proven track record of managing development projects with a total value exceeding £50 million.
  • Confident, enthusiastic, diplomatic and unquestionably a team-player.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to ‘hit the ground running’ and require little day to day supervision.
  • Interested in sustainability and committed to executing strategy and implementing change.
  • Permission to live and work in the UK.


To apply in confidence, please contact the Retained Consultant, Joanne Cuckson, at:


T: 020 7769 6852

Summit Search & Selection Ltd, 29 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5RL.