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      Strategic Planning Advice - Property Endowments

      Securing planning permission locks value into your assets. Early creative and strategic advice will help you realise the full potential of your investments, delivering long-term income and capital value for years to come.

      Dunsfold Masterplan
      Dunsfold Park

      Delivering the first new planned Surrey village for over 100 years - and creating a new concept in sustainable rural living

      Realising your vision for a new place, unlocking development value or repurposing an existing building - we have an excellent track record over many decades for our college clients.

      Strategic planning is complex, but we will help define your vision and inform smart development decisions. We will focus on what matters to you such as investment returns, college priorities and climate change. Our advice is tailored to ensure any planning consent is deliverable and optimises the value of your asset to achieve the best planning outcome.

      We take on board the complexities and challenges that come with strategic planning for projects large and small for our Bursars.

      Navigating a path to planning consent means persuading the doubters and managing conflicts along the way. We will help shape the planning strategy you need which is commercially sound, delivers against your priorities and meets your income goals for reinvesting back into the college.

      It’s like steering an oil tanker leaving a port. You must set it on the right course because even a small degree of deviation makes it difficult to turn around quickly

      Service options

      Due Diligence

      If you’re looking to invest in property or a development, or sell property, thorough analysis of value and risk can help you to achieve your aspirations, leading to real income.

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      Financial Modelling

      Make the best buy, hold or sell decisions for your assets and analyse cash flow that evaluates return potential and identifies risk.

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      Investment Strategy

      Delivering investment aspirations into real income and overall returns has been at the core of our approach to investment strategy for over 100 years.

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      Management, Tax and Statutory Accounts

      Not only is it essential to have diligent and accurate financial management services, but as a bursar, you need to know your accountant has the right experience and expertise to help you.

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      Natural Capital and Sustainable Investment

      Investment is being viewed through a new environmental lens. We’ll help you unlock environmental opportunities in your existing land holdings and secure the right sustainable investments for your portfolio.

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      Portfolio Analysis

      Portfolio analysis is pivotal to delivering a property strategy which generates long stable income, without any nasty surprises and is protected for years to come.

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      Purchase and Sale

      We’ll help you get the best possible result from a purchase or sale by fully understanding what success means for you before we even think about entering the marketplace.

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      Strategic Land Promotion

      We know that strategic land has a vital role to play in your portfolio and are experienced in patiently overseeing multiple land promotion projects to deliver the full development value of your assets.

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      Valuations are a necessity, like a battery for our gadgets - they are pivotal to running a successful endowment, and facilitate making informed strategic property decisions.

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