Development Manager


United Kingdom / London / HB Reavis

Purpose of the role

About the role

At HB Reavis the Development Manager is central to the successful delivery of our projects. They must ensure the Design, Procurement, Construction and Leasing teams – which together form our innovative integrated model – work together and achieve exceed in product delivery.

About the team

The Development management team is a small, dedicated, group drawn from a wide cross-section of the real estate industry. Team-work is fundamental to the way we work, and underpins the project leadership responsibilities of the development manager.


• Responsible for managing project through defined development milestone
• Lead project teams through the feasibility, site assembly, planning, development, delivery and hand over process
• Appoint and manage professional team to design viable development proposals that meet the constraints of the site and applicable planning policies
• Lead project team on the production of all relevant documentation to secure all necessary approval(s)/authorities to proceed with the development
• Liaising with relevant parties in relation to negotiation of agreements and resolution of compulsory purchase, rights of light, daylight and sunlight situations
• Production of project development brief, objectives, roles & responsibilities, programme and deliverables
• Pro-active working to follow the HB Reavis “Way We Work” project management and control processes and to apply UKCC initiatives
• Lead planning applications through the planning process (submission, consultation, S106 Agreement) to secure consent within budget and programme
• Assist with the negotiation of project related contracts to ensure compliance with development brief
• Collaborating with inhouse Product Design Team (PDT) throughout the project cycle
• Overseeing delivery of the project to ensure completion to agreed quality standards within approved budget and programme
• Produce project reporting updates throughout for company board
• Regular reviews of budgets and resource plans to ensure efficient and effective development management of the project
• Maintenance of the feasibility appraisals to track the projects progress against approved financial authorities and project metrics
• Assist Transactions Director with site acquisitions and assembly, negotiation of third part agreements and resolution of compulsory purchase issues
• Assist Leasing Manager to produce leasing and marketing strategies for the project to define targets and deliverables within agreed programme, budget and metrics
• Lead preparation for and enable the successful hand over of the project to the facilities team, and/or external purchaser
• Production of exit report at project completion



  • Proven track record of successfully delivering complex commercial office schemes in London Zone 1
    • Detailed understanding of the property development process, in particular planning and delivery
    • Able to understand end to end construction and the project management processes
    • Previous experience in the completion and hand over of high value projects


  • Relevant degree qualification (Real Estate etc)

Other Relevant Skills

  • • Inquisitive: take an active interest in the future of work and future office solutions
    • Solid communication skills and stakeholder relationship building - including more senior team members, presentation skills to include internal/external contacts
    • Solid analytical and numerical skills
    • Enjoy customer facing interaction
    • Client-focused approach


• Stunning activity-based workspaces focused on enhancing people’s wellbeing
• Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus
• Hybrid working set-up with up to 6 days from anywhere per month
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Pension scheme, life assurance and group income protection
• Enhanced maternity / paternity package
• £1,500 flexible benefits pot including options like gym membership, private medical insurance
• Season ticket loan options, cycle to work and nursery scheme, Discounts Club etc.
• Annual training budget
• Monthly team breakfast and lunch
• Seasonal events on HB Reavis’ garden rooftop
• Volunteering days
• Relaxed dress code

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