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Development Transactions

The London Development team provides ‘value add’ solutions to clients engaged in buying, selling, funding, investing or building real estate. We pride ourselves in being the ‘go to, trusted adviser’ providing objective advice tailored to meet individual client needs with the ultimate aim being to optimise the potential value from real estate.

The London Development team has an excellent track record in both land and buildings acquisitions and disposals across the Capital. The team is currently advising landowners on over 15 million sq ft of mixed use development, and disposed of sites with mixed use or sole residential with value potential amounting to over £650 million in the past c.5 years.

With seamless access to specialist colleagues throughout Cushman & Wakefield, clients have the reassurance that the development team has the necessary expertise to provide the information and guidance for any real estate decision or transaction requirement that might emerge in respect of development projects. This expertise also extends to providing direction on an international level through leveraging local knowledge from our global network of offices. In this way we are able to offer ‘best in class’ advice to clients, ensuring they meet their medium to long term development requirements within Central London.

We work alongside a number of varied of clients interested in all parts of the development process including investors, banks, owner occupiers, private net worth individuals, large institutions and overseas funds, developers, propcos, and public sector stakeholders.

Interested in land or buildings with development potential across Central, Greater London and the South East then you may require any of the following:-


If you are looking to dispose of a building or site to a third party and / or enter into a joint venture arrangement, the team will help you to maximise your return and minimise your risk.


You may be wishing to acquire a building or site with redevelopment potential for short, medium or long-term gain. We can identify the most suitable opportunities in the market, regardless of sector office, leisure, residential or retail or mixed use.

Funding and Investment knowledge

If you are looking to transact in the real estate markets, our team of experts will guide you using extensive due diligence reporting and real-time market data, coupled with on the ground professionals who understand every aspect of development funding in their local markets.

How We Can Help

Cushman & Wakefield provides an end to end development service including:

  • Identification of development opportunities whether mixed use or single use including office, retail and leisure, and residential
  • Evaluation of competition affecting pricing
  • Site assembly including CPO compensation and procedure
  • Master planning and planning policy formulation
  • Direction on stakeholders and influencers and procuring support
  • Development partner selection
  • Development agreements, options and joint ventures
  • Land and site sales and preparation for disposal
  • Guidance through the public/private partnership interface
  • Bespoke financial modelling
  • Financial testing and risk analysis
  • Property and estate strategies
  • Legal negotiation
  • Development funding