New land manager predicts growth in 2010

Darren, who has experience in all aspects of the due diligence process with regard to land acquisitions, is delighted to be taking up the role with Connells. “I’m looking forward to working with both land owners and developers alike, using my experience to provide relevant information at the right time so that land owners can ascertain land value and developers can appraise sites accurately and efficiently,” says Darren. “In my new role, I will strive to add value, be it for acquisitions or land disposal.”  

Despite the challenges for land deals in 2009, Darren believes there are positive signs for the land market in the year ahead. “There is a marked increase in terms of demand for land with planning consent,” he explains. “Developers of all sizes are now actively seeking to acquire and revive building activity.

“For land owners who have consented sites, particularly residential housing schemes, now is a good time to undertake a land appraisal and consider disposal,” he continues.

If you would like to talk to Darren about development opportunities in the South West region, please call him on 07789 650989.

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