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Residential Development & Investment - Researcher Role

Salary notes: 
Salary - Basic £20,000 - £24,000 (subject to experience) + Travel + Commission
Job/scheme locations: 
Surbiton Land & New Homes Office
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 

We currently have two vacancies working in the land department.  Candidates will learn very quickly the ability to identify a potential development and investment site, learn the planning process, learn how to value development and investment sites and start to build industry contacts and get experience working in a development & investment Office. This will give them a great platform to develop from there and some may make the transition into Development and Investment selling / brokering. The main purpose of the role is sourcing and progressing land opportunities whilst supporting the land manager and the team.

Responsible for:                                               

  • Researching land leads generated by the office network
  • Feedback and liaise with the offices about their leads
  • Keep the lead league tables / spreadsheets up-to-date
  • Package leads for review with the your Manager
  • Review the Local Planning Portals weekly for new business opportunities
  • Mail and Telephone prospective clients
  • Identify your own leads (in time)
  • Carry out comparable site research/ reports
  • Help out with Pricing appraisals / Development & Investment Valuations
  • Keep the department Developer / Investor data-base up to date
  • General Office administration duties

The successful candidate will need to be proficient in the following software:

  • Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and Power point
  • To be able to use & navigate the department diary / data-base – ZOHO
  • Land Registry, Due-Dill, Pro-Map, Molior & Insight Software
  • Accessing / reading Planning Portals – various Boroughs in territory.
  • (Training will be given on all the bespoke software above)


  • Team Orientated
  • Organised with attention to detail
  • Self-Motivated
  • Solutions orientated
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Good communicator

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