Deverell Smith

Deverell Smith City of London, UK
Feb 18, 2019
Full time
Project Manager My client are a dynamic property development and hotel group, delivering robust and future-proofed places that help people and businesses thrive. They are looking to add a new Project Manager to their team. As Project Manager, you will be responsible for a new build hotel based in London City..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 16, 2019
Head of Client Communications We are working closely with a boutique property consultancy firm based in the heart of the city. This company is all about helping individuals invest their money and help them achieve their dreams. The company offers a complete 360 management service through all stages of the property investment process. Our client started the company back in 2011 and it is now a fast, successful growing company. Just recently the company have taken on a number of highly experienced individuals to help grow the business so it is a really exciting time to join. They are currently looking for a Head of Client Communications to join the team, this role will require you to be the 'face' or the organisation. This person will be the first point of interaction for a client and then throughout the delivery of an investment. Requirements for the role: Strong experience of working with clients and internal teams to help communication channels and ensuring clients are fully aware of exactly what stage their investment is achieving. Ability to clearly communicate Be able to present and deliver each stage of an investment between internal teams and clients efficiently Identify and develop client relationships Ability to resolve difficult situations calmly and effectively MUST have previous experience working with investments within residential, commercial development and planning. Ability to manage grow and sustain a team of client communication managers Design strategic plans to achieve internal goals Ability to quickly understand and resolve complex situations, which may arise. Enthusiastic, driven and motivated individual Working knowledge of MS Office Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to work independently Team player, flexible, energetic and be able to work well in a fast paced environment. Please note - you must have at least 5 years working in a similar role to apply for this. If you are interested and would like to know more please email your CV to or call me for an informal chat on
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 16, 2019
Our client is an innovative and exciting housing provider who are expanding at a rate far surpassing other businesses within the sector. They are seeking talented and enthusiastic people to join them on their journey to become the largest provider of affordable housing in the country over the next 5 years. Due to the continued growth of their portfolio, we are looking for an experienced and credible Senior Contracts Manager who can manage the procurement, mobilisation and ongoing contract management of their recently outsourced housing management services. This is a fantastic role for a confident and knowledgeable Manager to play a key part of developing the contracts management offering as the portfolio grows. Functioning as the Head of Contract Management, key aspects of your role will include designing and monitoring the performance framework, continually assessing contractor performance and ensuring that customer service is kept at the heart of providing world-class housing management services. These services include tenancy management, rent collection, responsive repairs and defects, estates services and ongoing property maintenance. As a newly created role within a thriving business, this senior post is an influential position which will straddle a strategic requirement identify and implement short and long-term contract standards, alongside a "roll your sleeves up" approach to working with managing agents and ensuring that services are delivered to an excellent standard for residents. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of industry professionals who are all genuinely passionate about the growth of the business. You will ensure an excellent standard of customer experience delivery to residents nationwide, and you will play a fundamental part in designing and implementing these standards. As the business grows, there is really no limit to the part you might play in supporting them to achieve their growth aspirations. If you are interested in finding out more about a role which offers a highly competitive salary, huge opportunity for personal development and progression, and want to be part of a brilliant team, please do get in touch for a confidential discussion on .
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 15, 2019
We are currently working on behalf of one of London's most well-known Estate Agencies to recruit a Head of Core for their top performing office in Notting Hill. You will be working under the Head of Office and a competitive salary and guarantee is being offered for this role. Our client is seeking an experienced manager and valuer and first class salesperson within the sub £4million market to build this area of sales for the branch. Our client see this as a growing area of the business so they are therefore looking for someone with relevant experience, a proven track record and the ambition to develop and recognise the potential of this opportunity. The suitable candidate will be highly ambitious, courteous and have impeccable standards for communication and customer service. You will also bring high levels of expertise and experience to your clients, customers and the wider team. Exceptional sales acumen is a given, as is the ability to build and maintain relationships. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Canvassing for new business opportunities and winning new instructions Responding to customer queries and registering new applicants and landlords Assessing and understanding landlords and applicants requirements Arranging and attending viewings Providing thorough and prompt feedback to clients Negotiating offers and closing sales Liaising with all stakeholders within the sales process Achieving targets for revenue, profitability and sales growth Providing impeccable customer service The ideal candidate for this role should: Have a strong property sales background in Prime London locations Have experience in valuing stock and winning instructions Have a proven track record of growing market share Be comfortable working to and exceeding sales targets Have excellent negotiating skills Be committed, confident and composed under pressure Be extremely presentable and articulate Be a team player and build good relationships within the team Be a brand ambassador and represent the company to the highest standards This is a really exciting opportunity and if you fit the criteria, I would strongly encourage you to get in touch for a confidential discussion. All enquiries will be dealt with in strict confidence. or
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 15, 2019
Full time
We are working exclusively with a premium, hospitality-driven co-working company about to make their first big break into the UK market and they are seeking a Head of Operations to steer them to success. The company prides themselves on their ability to make strategic partnerships with commercial landlords and local..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 15, 2019
Full time
Associate/Director Professional Department - London West End My client's Professional Department has an established client base for both its valuation, Business Rates and lease advisory work including banks, property companies, institutional investors, retailers and local authorities..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 15, 2019
A top London office of an international property consultancy is looking to bring in a strategic land and planning expert to their development team . Aiming to advise and facilitate long term referrals, developments and client relationships. As this is a new role, there is an element of the "right person" being key. The position will be framed within the residential and strategic land context, so planners interested in working within retail and commercial would be better suited to the mainstream planning team. You will be working across the UK but particularly with interests and current clients across the Northern Home Counties region. Both a role based in the office and about across the South East, this would suit someone from a Strategic Land and Planning role within London or the Home Counties - with the requirement to be in the London office being less of a focus. On a day-to-day basis, you will be: Making contacts and furthering current client relationships to extend within the strategic land world, and selling the multi-disciplinary nature of the wider business Promoting sites through the Local Plan process and making representations on behalf of clients Seeking leads and working in collaboration with the land agency and development consulting team You will also have the opportunity to build a team around you and progress within the business The ideal candidate will: Have exposure within the housebuilding industry, either through working for one directly or being a consultant in that world Have at least six years in industry, and private sector experience Be confident and ambitious, keen to grow their career As well as enviable offices within Central London, you will have a very successful Director and colleagues, breeding a positive and ambitious environment, where your new role and team can really make a mark. Please apply here, or give me (Kate) a call on at any time. My client is looking to get the right person on board ASAP so please do contact me as soon as you can. If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.
Deverell Smith Hemel Hempstead, UK
Feb 15, 2019
Full time
I am currently working to find a Project Manager for a small private Developer based in Hemel Hempstead. After a number of recent acquisitions, they are looking for a project manager to help guide the delivery of a number of projects. This position is very much a client side Project Manager, as the company currently use very..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith West Midlands, UK
Feb 15, 2019
Would you like to join a very well established multi-disciplinary property consultancy to help them lead and expand their established cost consultancy offering across London and the UK? This is a fantastic opportunityty for an established cost consultant who would like to lead the cost consultancy offering for this growing business, and really make the most of their existing client base. With over 10 UK offices and a 100+ staff, this a great time to join an established but growing business with a good number of existing key clients, who can also offer you personal growth potential without being too top heavy, like some of their competitors may thought to be. The company has a strong ethos around delivering a quality service to their clients, old and new, whilst maintaining a down to earth, fun and professional approach with a loyal client base. They are also strong advocates of industry events, sporting activities and charities, and generally a very pleasant bunch of sociable people looking to make a key hire for to service their ever increasing work load, especially within the cost consultancy service line. In addition, although London would be the preferred location, there is the potential for you based out of Birmingham or one of their other offices in the UK. Please let me know if you'd like a confidential discussion and/or further information. Lisa Taylor
Deverell Smith 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
Feb 15, 2019
We are working with a rapidly expanding national property developer and consultancy firm based in Manchester to recruit a Business Development Manager to help the company grow and become even more successful. This role is working within a multi-faceted property company that provides residential services in the Build to Rent sector alongside high-yielding investment opportunities. The company provides homes for first-time buyers, young professionals and families alike. The dedicated client care team also provides quality aftercare, supporting the customer throughout every step of the purchase and move process. This role will be responsible for generating new corporate partnerships for the company with companies such as Conglomerate funds Investment funds Family Offices Affordable Housing You will be required to approach and create relationships with these businesses to sell the development product to them. Experience from a similar environment is essential, with skills that can be used to open the right doors to help secure the right opportunities, convert initial leads into loyal customers - making use of your amazing interpersonal skills! This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to join a forward thinking, intuitive company with unparalleled expertise. The right candidate will have at least two years of B2B sales experience and a background in the Property/BTR Industry would be ideal. You must be able and willing to travel and network as required. This role is paying a generous base salary of £40,000 - £50,000 with an OTE salary of £150,000 - £200,000. If you believe you have the skills and experience to make this role your own, or you would like to find out more about the role and the company, please get in touch with Emma at Deverell Smith today!
Deverell Smith City of London, UK
Feb 15, 2019
The Head of property management will be directly responsible for the day to day management of the properties forming up the property portfolio supported by the 'Tramps' accounting software. The successful candidate will be working alongside a management surveyor specialising in general management services and specialising in facilities management supported by an accounts team as well as a professional dept dealing with rent reviews/lease renewals. Key Responsibilities To be able to deal with day to day minor tenant/landlord/building issues to include repairs/maintenance. Inform partners of any property related matters that may affect the valuation/investment value of the property. To have a good understanding of current Statutory legislation in terms of Property and Health and Safety to ensure adequate supervision of facilities manager/management Setting service charge budgets, reserve & sinking funds and assisting the accounts dept in the financial management of the properties. Understand the landlord and tenant's principal obligations and terms of the leases within the portfolio. To ensure the procurement of all suppliers and services at the property is carried out to the highest standards and price. Monitor contractor's performance and review service contracts as appropriate. Oversee the implementation and maintenance of high quality of health and safety records to ensure all risks are identified and addressed adequately. To ensure reactive maintenance and day to day service requirements are undertaken in a timely and effective manner. Be conversant with all heating, ventilating, mechanical and electrical equipment in each building. Assist and liaise with external consultants on major works. Oversee the maintenance, testing and implementation of any disaster recovery procedures. Ensuring proper site records at each building. Monitor vacant/void property in conjunction with client's insurance policy. Assist in the submission of insurance claims. Assist in the sale of individual properties dealing with due diligence enquiries on disposal and letting from a management perspective. For more information please call Hollie Davies on or email CV to
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 15, 2019
A Client side organisation has as an exciting opportunity to develop a host of new commercial facilities. This role is to lead the Commercial Development Team (CDT) across all Commercial space and development activities in the perimeter. You will undertake the following : Identify and deliver development opportunities to maximise revenue and value. Develop business cases and comply with internal funding governance processes Negotiate and document development agreements for commercial development projects Oversee management of Business Rates liability Act as expert service provider to the Commercial team in the planning and recording of Commercial space and development activities Lead the relationship for development on behalf of Commercial for all Development activity Deliver revenue and value through commercial development Develop a pipeline of development opportunities Lead, manage and develop people within CDT and to play an active representative and contributory role in the Property Leadership team Create and maintain Masterplans for current and future land and space utilisation Act as a single voice in primary interface with the Development Team on behalf of Commercial and to establish appropriate service provider arrangements and governance with Commercial departments Create and deliver commercial space and development business cases and projects on behalf of Commercial team and oversee them to completion Establish commercial development projects and where necessary negotiate letting, development agreements, funding arrangements and oversee delivery
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 14, 2019
With offices in London's West End, this young, entrepreneurial Private Developer seeks a Development Project Manager with expertise spanning the entirety of the development life-cycle, post-acquisition. With sites throughout the UK, they currently have around 150 units live on site across 7 developments, with a further 50 with planning secured, and over 1,000 units at application stage. Raising the capital themselves, they have recently secured significant investment and are committed to using it, regardless of market conditions. They have a wealth of expertise in-house already but finding a delivery specialist is a key hire for them and the final piece in the puzzle as far as they're concerned. The successful applicant will have accountability across the entire development life-cycle, plugging-in at the development appraisal stage, getting proposed schemes through planning and onto site, formulating and executing the project programme, all the way through to completion and occupancy. An 'end-to-end' role, project delivery is still very much at its heart; as such the appointee is likely to come from a Project Management background, rather than Land or Planning. Given the geographical scope of their operations, the appointee could be based in either London/Manchester, but either way will be spending a lot of time on the road, as they'll be involved in developments from the South Coast to the North West (Liverpool, Leeds & Manchester). The travel aspect is non-negotiable. The schemes are mixed-use schemes - largely market sale, but some BTR resi - incorporating commercial/retail/hotels. Their biggest single scheme in planning at present is 450 units, but they've articulated that they're more interested in people who can demonstrate an ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously, rather than necessarily with prior high-volume experience. The ideal candidate will be someone currently working in a client-side setting and a background in EITHER a consultancy/contracting setting, preferably with lots of project/fund monitoring experience. If they hail from a consultancy background, this would need to be in a client-led capacity (e.g. Employers Agent/Clients Representative). They'd like someone with a broad exposure to a variety of asset use classes (ideally multi-tenure residential, commercial, retail and hotels). In an ideal world - from a liability perspective - they'd be chartered (MRICS), but again, this isn't a deal-breaker. Most important is that they are sparky, hungry and autonomous enough to lead on projects, without too much hand-holding. In addition to a highly competitive base salary, the successful applicant will also be eligible for bonuses (based on both company and personal performance). Moreover, anyone who manages to broker a deal will be rewarded for their efforts. Salary: £60,000 - £75,000, plus bonuses and benefits. For further information, call Philip on .
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 14, 2019
We are working exclusively with a premium, hospitality-driven co-working company about to make their first big break into the UK market and they are seeking a Head of Operations to steer them to success. The company prides themselves on their ability to make strategic partnerships with commercial landlords and local companies, so the successful Head of Operations will play a key role in making this happen. They are looking for a forward thinking superstar who is keen to be part of a creative working environment , leading the opening of brand new spaces, consisting of offices and commercial spaces for leisure and events. You will be collaborating closely with the executive board to help build a first class London team, whilst ensuring a smooth daily operation. You will also be collaborating with local businesses to utilise space with the aim to provide a vibrant hub of activity for workers and members of the community alike; growing networks and relationships within the buildings and the surrounding area. Project management or general manager experience is essential. You will be required to recruit and train teams from the ground up, so somebody with strong emotional intelligence, integrity and strong communication skills would flourish in this role. Just some of the key responsibilities for this fantastic opportunity will include: Leading the operational set-up of the working lounge concept Setting the customer experience strategy Creating a community for their members Organising events and managing the set-up of space management and customer-facing systems Owning and continually improving the end to end customer experience for clients, customers and stakeholders This will suit a commercially astute individual with a minimum of 5 year's experience in managing events, communities and operations within a co-living or co-working environment. For the right person they are offering a highly competitive salary anywhere between £100,000 and £130,000 per annum. Start date May 2019 If you fit the criteria listed above I would love to chat to you about this fantastic role. Please call Emma Timothy at Deverell Smith today.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Feb 14, 2019
I am currently seeking a Head of Sales on behalf of an internationally reputed developer within the residential market that is continuing to make significant waves within the industry through its bespoke and innovative approach to their schemes. This developer has won significant high-profile awards and has exciting future growth plans. Subsequently this role requires someone who has extensive experience within management of developments within London. This candidate must be accomplished within the residential development industry and have the personality and experience to deliver fantastic sales results in a positive and proactive manner, whist driving forwards the companies exciting vision. This role will offer the opportunity to work for an internationally venerated company and oversee the pre-launch strategy for a large regeneration scheme. Role requirements: Grow and manage large sales teams Scheme optimisation (unit-mix, specification, pricing, launching) Developing sales and marketing strategy, tactics, plans and profit targets. Delivering sales by developing client relationships. Acting as an ambassador and role model for the company Achieving targets for revenue, profitability and sales growth. Provide direction to your department. Manage operation of the division Skills and Interests This role requires the following additional competencies: Proficient business sense The ability to inspire, motivate and lead a team Initiative, drive and enthusiasm Excellent communication together with strong planning and organisational skills Appropriate budget and report writing skills Responding to PR requests Support development due diligence, feasibility and unit specification. Entry Proven sales & marketing senior management experience within residential development sales is imperative, together with verification of achieved results. Remuneration ; This position offers a considerable salary & package, however, I ask kindly that you contact Censa Caird for further information. All applicants are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
Deverell Smith Derbyshire, UK
Feb 13, 2019
Are you a highly driven senior Property Manager looking for the next exciting challenge in your career? A leading global property consultancy is seeking an inspiring, customer service driven Head of Property Management to lead a team of ten from their Global HQ in the West End of London. The role will cover a vast portfolio of properties inside and outside of London whilst also overseeing corporate and investment client relationships. The ideal Candidate will be proactive, confident and a stickler for compliance, with a background in managing complex client relations. Responsibilities - Including, but not limited to: Overseeing the teams and individuals carrying out all aspects of Property Management ensuring total compliance and adhering to CDM regulations at all times Being the first point of contact for client concerns where Regional Property Managers are not able to resolve an issue Actively seeking out ways to improve customer service and experience and always ensuring the smooth resolution of complaints Ongoing and regular reporting to corporate clients Essential skills and experience required: Ten years property management experience High attention to detail Experience in high end, Central London property market Extensive knowledge of legislative requirements concerning property management Experience of client management Strong experience communicating investors and overseas clients The ability to communicate with landlords and tenants in a confident manner Up-to-date with legislation changes ARLA or NFOPP qualification essential Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word and Excel Salary and Benefits This role is paying up to £70,000 plus a discretionary annual bonus and a generous and exciting benefits package. Does this sound like your next career move? Get in touch with Emma at Deverell Smith today!
Deverell Smith Oxford, UK
Feb 13, 2019
A successful Oxford Planning Consultancy is seeking a new Associate Director or Director to join their busy team. Within this consultancy, you will be working on a range of different schemes and scales Residential-led and Commercial. This role would suit an ambitious Associate or Senior Associate looking for their next step up in their career progression or a Director who is seeking a change and to be involved in shaping the future of an organisation. Your daily duties will include: * Team leadership * Business development * Negotiation and liaison with clients and stakeholders * Support and training of more junior memberships of staff * Client management and leading on major schemes * Invoicing, fee proposals and tendering for new work Skills and experience: * Have achieved your MRTPI * Range of experience within specialist areas or generalised * Ideally, you will have a client base that you can bring to the company or a strong network; however this is not a necessity. In addition to a competitive package, you will be working in an autonomous environment where what you say matters. Please apply here or give me (Dominic) a call on to discuss. I am looking to find the right candidate as soon as possible - so if in doubt, do get in touch. If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.
Deverell Smith City of London, UK
Feb 12, 2019
My client are one of the UK's leading landlords, operating over the UK with a large office of over 250 employees in a prime location in London. They are currently looking to increase their property portfolio by 50%, and therefore their demand for strong marketing and brand positioning has become a major focus. With this in mind, they are keen to bring on an experienced and strategic Head of Marketing to promote the company to the next level, and be able to operate in a fast paced and uncertain environment. This person will report to board level, and work closely with senior managements and third party agencies to create, implement and deliver thought-provoking and high-impact marketing campaigns. Key responsibilities: Develop strategies and deliver a programme of marketing campaigns to promote the brand, and the live rental housing development projects This will include, but is not limited to, strategic planning, briefing and managing third party agencies, managing the budget, scheme branding, website development, digital marketing and execution of traditional and online marketing campaigns Marketing for both business development purposes and consumer awareness Support the delivery of new digital marketing platforms (portals, websites) Liaising with all internal stakeholders: operations, lettings, investment and development teams, and working closely with board level and the senior management team Maintain and promote the company's brand identity, ensuring it retains its market leading position Ensure the brand message is strong and consistent across all marketing channels Support the lettings team with the necessary marketing materials to enable them to achieve the company objectives Identify opportunities to reach new marketing segments and expand market share Skills and experience required: 8-10 years marketing experience, with sound experience in the property industry with a focus in the residential sector Experience in the PRS/BTR sector Significant experience in strategic brand development and in leading creative and thought-provoking marketing campaigns Experience in managing a budget, and in working strategically with the vision of the company/brand at the forefront of campaigns Strong stakeholder management skills and interpersonal skills - ability to manage and build relationships with key stakeholders and third parties Strong experience working closely with the sales team, and in reporting on the ROI of any marketing output Strong experience in both traditional and digital marketing - knowledge of SEO, PPC, Google Analytics, online portals, website development and social media Strong creative skills, proficient at copywriting and an excellent eye for detail Strong organisation and project management skills Ability to think strategically and operationally Happy to work autonomously, and have confidence in your own work Salary | competitive If you are an experienced marketing professional, looking for a new challenge, and confident to work alongside senior management, then please do not hesitate to pick up the phone. To discuss this opportunity further, please contact me directly on or email me at
Deverell Smith Devon, UK
Feb 09, 2019
Contract
A fantastic and unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Development / Regeneration Director in the south west of England is required to lead a high profile, multi-million pound, mixed use town-centre regeneration scheme. You be will working for a newly formed public sector body focused on a fresh commercial approach..... click apply for full job details