Associate Director - Development Manager

Cobalt Recruitment
England, Berkshire
£70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + car allowance, benefits and bonus
Closing date
25 May 2022
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A prestigious industrial and logistics investor and developer are currently seeking an Associate Director Development Manager to join their team based in Thames Valley/London.

You will be responsible for working closely with the Director to appraise and deliver pre-let and speculative projects in accordance with the agreed business unit development strategy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of planning and development strategies.
  • Liaise with the Asset Management and Leasing teams to seek and deliver development opportunities.
  • Identify development opportunities and prepare appraisals and cash-flows to demonstrate project viability, prepare board papers to secure capital approval for speculative and pre-let schemes.
  • Embrace and implement best practice and enhance sustainability performance.
  • Undertake the preparation of planning applications and negotiations.
  • Provide regular updates and report on scheme costs and build timescales.
  • Development and measure returns (profit and cost/IRR).

Key Development Management Requirements:

  • Degree qualified and Member of RICS.
  • Commercial property development experience is essential.
  • Knowledge of the planning process.
  • Competent user of Argus Developer, Excel and other DCF techniques.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Office based in Thames Valley/Central London, they also offer a split of working from home.

Salary will range from £70,000 - £90,000 plus car allowance, benefits and discretionary bonus.

If this opportunity is of interest and you have the experience required, please apply online with your CV in word format.


Cobalt is a leading specialist recruitment provider to the Real Estate, Finance, Accounting & Banking, Construction & Engineering sectors. We recruit professionals from our offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific for clients ranging from large corporate organisations to niche entrepreneurial entities. Consultants at Cobalt have an impressive knowledge of their specialist sectors, often having been attracted to Cobalt directly from industry as well as from other recruitment and search consultancies.

Within Real Estate we recruit all types of professionals spanning the full property lifecycle, our Banking & Finance teams recruit Real Estate Bankers on the lending and restructuring side as well as Corporate Accounting functions and Management Accountants. The Construction & Engineering teams are technically and commercially focused, recruiting professionals in areas such as Costs and Project Management, Architecture, Town Planning and Facilities Management as well as a wide range of Engineering disciplines.

We recruit at all levels from recently qualified professional to Board Director through executive search, our market leading propriety database and advertising in leading industry publications for both permanent and interim opportunities.

Our in-depth market knowledge not only attracts top tier candidates, but also enables us to advise our clients on the most appropriate recruitment approach to take with complementary advice on remuneration and retention.

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