Project & Programme Success

Development Management

Project & Programme Management

Development Management

After establishing a vision for a new real estate development, one of the biggest challenges facing developers is maintaining momentum throughout the entire planning and development process. Regular reviews of the viability appraisal will be needed to ensure the right product is introduced to the market. At RLB we have a team of dedicated and experienced development managers who can provide early strategic advice to keep your project on track to meet your goals.

Find the best solution

Unbiased, objective development management will always focus on the client’s project goals and desired outcomes. This is the aim of RLB’s discrete team of expert development managers. Using our extensive experience, we will be able to understand your vision, determine what drives your success, and assist you in finding the best solution for your challenges as quickly as possible.

Balance competing demands

A balanced, robust development agreement will respond to the needs of key stakeholders and reflect covenant strength. Our development managers can help you secure such an agreement and protect your development by balancing competing interests at an early stage and providing input into the project to optimise your returns.

Meet sustainable development goals

Sustainable development and net zero have placed increased obligations on the built environment sector to meet the demands of planners, funders and tenants. The creation of a sustainable development strategy that reflects their requirements, as well as those of the developer, is a critical part of setting the design brief. Our experts will help develop the right strategy for you.

Achieve your vision

Effective leadership of a development is key to its success. As part of our delivery of a development strategy, we can provide these leadership skills and help you to achieve your vision. We understand the daily demands that funders and project consultants will impose but we can manage these for you, leaving you to focus on the all-important external dynamics.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges



Estate rationalisation, creating a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has worked with the University of Reading for 20 years under consecutive framework agreements and was appointed to provide Quantity Surveying services on this complex laboratory project.



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Simon Barnard
Simon Barnard

Partner - Head of Development Management