Adam Roberts Consultancy Presentation to BNI Exchange 17.01.2013


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Adam Roberts Consultancy Presentation to BNI Exchange 17.01.2013

  1. 1. Denny Adam BA Hons MCIHLand & Property Development ConsultantBringing the Landed to the GentryBNI Exchange 17th January
  2. 2. My Background■ Aged 16 – Apprentice mono-caster in the print trade■ Aged 16 3/4 – Back to school to do A levels■ Aged 18 – Long hot summer so sold ice cream■ Aged 26 – Very long hot summer, gave up work, lay on beach■ Started Humanities degree at Hatfield Poly■ Students need somewhere to live so started a Housing Co-operative■ Graduated and worked in Housing Management■ Moved into Social Housing Development■ Joined Barratt Homes, then New Age Homes as Development Director■ In 1998 started own consultancy company
  3. 3. What do we do?What HowSite Finding • Identify off market opportunities for developer and RSL clients • Carry out detailed searches on the ground to identify potential development sites • Speaking with business owners looking to move, retire or sell up • Creating links with solicitors, insolvency practitioners and architects • Asking all BNI members to introduce me to building ownersSocial Housing • Working with Housing Associations to develop new sites • Partnering with developers to sell their affordable to HA’s • Advising developers on best deals with HA’s • Social housing viabilitiesConsulting • Planning advice on development • Three Dragon modelling for planning applications • Meeting standards for social housing • Funding structures for developments • Compulsory Purchase Orders 3
  4. 4. Sites Wanted Like This Bethnal Green 4
  5. 5. Or This Tufnell Park The Westminster Pub - Pimlico St Johns Wood 5
  6. 6. To Turn Into This Junction Road Tufnell Park 6
  7. 7. To Turn Into This 7
  8. 8. Development Advice ConsultancyBrought in to makethe social housingwork on a conversionof a clothing factorywith planning for 45flats we sorted thesocial housing &doubled the density 8
  9. 9. And made this a landmark development in Archway. Elthorne Road Archway 9
  10. 10. Regeneration Consultant to Barnet Council 10
  11. 11. To Turn Into This Evolution Stanmore 11
  12. 12. Site FindingI have clients actively looking for development opportunities in:• Central London – existing hotels or sites for hotels – 80 to 120 keys• Shoreditch to Stratford – commercial buildings for change of use• London & Home Counties – large sites with or without planning• Barnet, Enfield & Islington – plots or buildings for 5 to 50 residential• London W & SW postcodes – single apartments or buildings• North East London & Essex – sites for 15 to 75 residential 25 January 2013 12
  13. 13. Just a few of my clients
  14. 14. Investors WantedHolidayHomes forSaleGreeceThe GreekIslandsCyprusTurkey
  15. 15. Caribbean InvestmentFrom £155,000 to £1,225,000Ideal for SIPP
  16. 16. What to listen out for• “I want to retire but don’t know what to do with my business premises”• “I have this rambling old house in a posh part of town and I want to move”• “I can’t find a decent site / property to develop”• “Planners want me to virtually give away half of my development to affordable”• “Planners want me to pay £xxx for affordable just to get consent”• “I want to buy a holiday home in the sun”
  17. 17. A Good Referral For Me■ Developer■ House Builder■ Architect■ Surveyor■ Planning Consultant■ Insolvency Practitioner■ Solicitor■ Probate■ Or an Investor