During his 30 years in the property industry Richard has advised clients across all areas of Corporate advisory work and over the last 15 years has provided high quality development consultancy advice. He has been involved in the identification and acquisition of sites for large mixed-use developments and advising on all aspects of these schemes with regard to the design and added value process from their inception through to delivery.
This advice includes; advice on land purchase, liaison with architects in respect of appropriate schemes to maximise value and deliverability, viability advice through the planning process and advice on disposal routes. He has also been involved in putting together disposal strategies for clients with major surplus landholdings.
Richard is responsible for all aspects of financial viability work for clients. In the current market Richard provided invaluable advice on the use of financial models in the planning process to ensure development deliverability. Recent clients have included: Tesco, Telereal Trillium, Danescroft, St Modwen, Muse, Grosvenor and numerous others.
Richard is currently providing development consultancy input to a London NHS Foundation Trust in respect of their procurement of a development partner for a major development site and has also been working with a charity working under a similar OJEU compliant process to procure a development partner to deliver the trust new facilities on their site to be paid for by an enabling residential development.
The negotiation of complex s.106 agreements with local authorities and the GLA considering not only the affordable housing element but the viability of the overall scheme is paramount in achieving deliverable market facing schemes. Richard has worked with many clients across the majority of the London Boroughs and is well respected in this field.
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