Acquisition Surveyor / Manager (MC)

PSD Group
Field Based –Hertfordshire HQ
£40 – 55k basic plus package and excellent bonus potential
Closing date
7 Oct 2021
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My client is a FTSE 250 out of town retail/ Warehousing business with a quality international portfolio.

As a result of continued growth and development they require an Acquisition specialist to join the small, experienced property team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well establish market leading organisation and really develop your career. This is a field-based role reporting into a HQ in Hertfordshire approx. 2 days per week.

The role.

Responsible for identifying and financially appraising sites, negotiating heads of terms, obtaining Board approval, securing exchange of contracts, obtaining planning permission, completion of purchase.


  • Energetic and skilful in identifying new opportunities: Highly resourceful in identifying leads, excellent network builder, can create new effective networks quickly, leverages existing networks, exhaustively seeks out new opportunities, doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-sufficient and energetic. Never gives up.
  • Deal driven and entrepreneurial: Enjoys doing deals, good at finding and creating opportunities, hungry for new deals and unrelenting in closing down negotiations and legals.
  • Negotiation: well developed negotiating skills required
  • Commercial: knows a good site, can quickly assess whether there is a deal to be done, has a good grasp of values for different property uses, rents, yields and capital values.
  • Emotionally intelligent: Energetic, engaging, trustworthy and professional. Builds strong and effective business relationships, never ‘burns bridges’, Great team player.
  • Financially astute: Understands and uses discounted cash flows, ensures risk and opportunity is properly assessed. Strong numeric skills.
  • Excellent communication skills: excellent written and oral communication– convincing, accurate, efficient, engaging.


  • Site acquisition and development experience gained with a developer, corporate occupier or commercial property consultancy.
  • Track record of success in identifying, acquiring, obtaining planning permission and developing sites.
  • Ideally has experience of site acquisition, planning and development in both London and provincial towns and cities of UK. Strong knowledge of British towns and cities.

What we’re looking for:

  • To succeed in this challenging role, you will possess a property qualification and have experience of taking sites from cradle to grave.
  • As a field-based surveyor, you will be comfortable working with remote supervision / support infrastructure. You will possess a commercial approach, strong negotiation skills and the ability to work within very tight time constraints. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your acquisition career working for a market leading stable organisation with sustainable long term growth plans.



PSD Property & Construction is split into 4 distinct teams:

PSD Property & Construction operates from 3 locations, London, Manchester and Dubai and supplies Property Professionals into many industry sectors. PSD primarily serves the Commercial Development, Property Investment Surveying, Housing & Main Contracting markets in the UK the Middle East.



  • Surveying & Planning (includes Private Practice, Project Management, Commercial Development, Fund & Asset Management, Corporate Real Estate, Capital Allowances, and Consultancy). 
  • Facilities Management (includes FM Providers). 
  • Residential Development (includes Speculative Housebuilding, Affordable Housing,Contractors, Housing Associations, ALMO's and Regeneration / Renewal). .
  • Main Contracting (includes Main Contracting & 2012 Olympics).


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