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Senior Land Manager

KDH Associates
A highly competitive salary, benefits and excellent career progression.
Closing date
18 Aug 2021
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The Company

A leading developer of residential-led mixed-use schemes, with a passion for creating successful and sustainable places to live is seeking an experienced Senior Land Manager to join their development team.

The Role

A Senior Land Manager is required to enhance the Land Team in identifying and acquiring development sites, minimum of 200 units up to around circa 1500 units. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and securing suitable land opportunities on favourable terms for residential-led, mixed use redevelopment, with the ability to analyse the sites planning merits and value-add opportunities, along with being responsible for ensuring the site delivers the required financial returns. 

The Department is also responsible for managing any land and commercial property assets owned by the Division and so experience in this field would be an added benefit (but not essential).

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Follow leads and source land opportunities.        
  • Be experienced in negotiating and finalising deals with both landowners and agents.
  • Maintain a high profile with external property contacts by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • This will include key persons at local authorities, local agents and land owners.        
  • The Land team work closely with other departments within the company. The candidate must have the attributes to work as part of a wider team with the Technical, Build, Sales and Finance teams to ensure the land acquisition process, management and delivery is effective.         
  • Instruct and manage consultants effectively in relation to land acquisition and planning stage disciplines.          
  • Appraise a site to establish land value and writing reports on your findings, including preparation and collation of land acquisition packs for Main Board Approval.        
  • Good legal knowledge in relation to acquisition contracts.
  • Experience of commercial and RP disposals as well as relevant property litigation would be a benefit.        
  • Give presentations on new sites to both internal and external stakeholders.        
  • Be well versed to host public engagement and consultation events.        
  • Understand planning legislation and working closely with planning teams to assess suitability for development and the likelihood of achieving permission for a variety of developments
  • Realise the full development potential of a plot of land        
  • Manage existing commercial assets and dispose of newly constructed assets.        
  • Liaise with vendors and external companies to arrange site surveys        
  • Provide survey companies with all relevant site information        
  • Manage budgets and programmes effectively

​​​Technical Competencies:

  • Experience in Land Acquisition, Development and Planning.
  • Competent use of main computer software packages
  • Experience in West London or North London would be desirable

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic, driven and determined to succeed
  • Thorough and detailed 
  • Mathematically-minded
  • Analytical thinking skills and problem solving
  • Able to use your initiative and be self-motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of planning, politics, construction and market conditions

The company is renowned for developing the talents of its staff, with excellent training, career progression, whilst working on some of the most prestigious development schemes in London. 

The Package:

You will receive a highly competitive salary and excellent career progression.


Lucie Gray, on

KDH Associates was established to deliver a bespoke and personal service to both candidates and businesses in the property industry. Please be assured that we will deal with any enquiries in the strictest of confidence and provide a very supportive and personal service to each and every candidate.

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