‘Building value’

Our Development team provides a range of consultancy services assisting clients to source and manage development and investment opportunities to ensure viable projects are delivered. Our strategic approach allows our clients to extract maximum value at every stage.

Working closely with other professional teams, we provide developers with a single sourcefor commercial, residential, leisure and mixed use schemes.

Whether investing for capital gain or long-term income, redeveloping an existing portfolio or seeking a joint venture partner, our knowledge and experience of the market and our multi-disciplinary approach to complex schemes means we are able to offer both strategic and reliable advice, from initial planning appraisal and viability to delivery and sale.

We have extensive experience in site sourcing, viability studies, negotiation on the purchase and sale of development sites, structuring development agreements (for example joint ventures, option agreements or promotion agreements) and working closely with your architects, lawyers and other parties to delivery.

Our services include:

  • Strategic consultancy;
  • Identifying development opportunities & site acquisition;
  • Development viability & appraisals;
  • Structuring development agreements
  • Sale negotiation through to completion


John Harding

John Harding

Senior Partner

John has over 35 years of experience and his career has spanned all areas of development, investment and transactional work.

He fulfills two primary roles for the business: the first as head of Daniel Watney’s transactional business and the second leading the specialist not for profit team. John works closely with a number of livery companies, charities and not-for-profit institutions as well as traditional investors and developers providing advice and guidance through the complexities of the development process.

He is appointed surveyor to six City Livery Companies and lead client report to The Dulwich Estate, The Central Gospel Hall Trust and YMCA London South West and has London wide development experience.

John also undertakes voluntary work for the RICS and chairs APC Assessment Panels.

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John has over 35 years of experience and his career has spanned all areas of development, investment and tr...