Commercial & Agency - Land

Hill is a Partner specialising in land for housing-led development

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    John has over 30 years experience in the development and disposal of residential and commercial land and property. He has been involved in the successful implementation and completion of a large number of residential, retail, commercial and industrial development schemes throughout the UK.

    John has extensive knowledge in negotiating development sales, overage/clawback agreements, joint ventures and option/promotion agreements. He also has significant expertise in coordinating, marketing and implementing disposal and development strategies for major land assets for both private and public sector clients.

    He has specialist knowledge in brownfield sites, including expertise in managing technical consultants to assess and mitigate abnormal development constraints and costs. John also has a strong track record in project managing planning, highways and technical consultancy to secure marketable planning permissions and de-risk sites.

    Previous roles include heading up the Scottish Planning and Development Team at Lambert Smith Hampton and Development Manager at British Rail Property.

    Key Skills

    • Strategic development and disposal advice
    • Residential and commercial land sales
    • Option/promotion agreements
    • Overage/clawback agreements
    • Project management of planning and technical consultants


    • BAE Systems
    • Derwent London
    • Babcock International
    • BBC
    • British Railways Board
    • British Waterways
    • Co-op Estates
    • NHS Trusts
    • Scottish Water
    • Scottish Enterprise


    • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)


    • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)