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Development Director

Cognisant Limited
West Midlands Region
Basic c£95,000 - £125,000 (DOE) + Bonus + Car + Package
Closing date
7 Jul 2022
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Development Director, Major, Privately Owned Developer.

West Midlands, Commercial & Mixed-Use Developments.

Basic c£95,000 - £125,000 (DOE) + Bonus + Car + Package

Cognisant Search has been instructed to appoint a Development Director on behalf of a highly entrepreneurial, privately owned, commercial & mixed-use developer. The company specialises in securing large, mixed-use sites by either option or freehold acquisition and prepares them for development. They develop the commercial (industrial, logistics, commercial & mixed-use) sites directly and residential sites are delivered via a separate, group company. Key aspects include:

• Develop strong relationships with occupiers, agents, landowners, government bodies, etc

• Identify, assess and acquire high quality sites, lead the development and project management phases

• Have a eye on the market, identifying market trends and direction of travel

• Ensure accurate reporting and identify opportunity and risk throughout the project lifecycle

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a business that is well funded, ambitious and already has a considerable land & asset bank. You are an experienced, entrepreneurial property professional who has worked extensively within the commercial property and mixed-use sectors. A leader who has the charisma, intelligence and commercial nous to drive projects to a successful conclusion.


Cognisant is an executive recruitment consultancy, working across all disciplines, connecting people and businesses within the following sectors:

  • Housebuilding & Residential Development – Speculative & Affordable
  • PRS, Student & BtR
  • Mixed-Use & Regeneration
  • Commercial Development – inc. Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail & Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Facilities Management

Cognisant offer over four decades of expertise, and with our national coverage we partner with clients from major quoted organisations, large SMEs, to niche, privately owned companies. Cognisant offer the full suite of recruitment services, including: Executive Search & Selection, Advertised Selection, Contingency, Benefits & Salary Benchmarking and Competitor Analysis all on either a permanent or interim basis, executive or non-executive. If you are looking for your next role or are hiring we would love to talk.

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For a confidential conversation please contact Mark Heald, Director on 07796 514558 or via email on

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