Jlp development consultancy

Astute site selection • meticulous due diligence • risk management • value engineering • efficient and transparent reporting • asset management

Elm Lodge, Eskbank Road, Eskbank, Midlothian EH22 3BT

07778 331700 0131 660 2762 jimpike@jlpdc.co.uk www.jlpdc.co.uk


Student Accommodation


Formally Director of Acquisition & Development during six years with Unite Jim Pike has a wealth of specialist knowledge and is well placed to advise on student schemes and potential sites and situations.


With a wide network of contacts with Universities and Institutions; specialist professionals; planners and politicians; and particularly strong market knowledge in Scotland and the North East of England - JLP Development Consultancy provides specialist bespoke consultancy advice.


Value Added Services



Site identification and assessment;

City specific student market and investment backdrop;

Competitor benchmarking and market headroom analysis (bed numbers / rent);

Market evidence on rents and terms, including any summer letting;

Assumptions on FM costs from operational and valuation perspectives;

Advice on any commercial space and rents and yields that may be achieved;

Commentary on yields currently applying to student developments in the given city, so that an informal view on valuation can be suggested;

Review of scheme with guidance on amendments to meet prevailing planning / building warrant / HiMO requirements in conjunction with relevant sub-consultants;

Suggest scheme amendments to reduce cost and drive value from layout / mix proposed;

Comment on build cost; Total Development Cost; and build methodology / programme – leading to a view on equity and debt requirements;

Review of site specific locational properties and potential corporate interest;

Discussing sale or lease to Universities and Colleges of stalled residential schemes.


Management Services


Site acquisition and negotiation;

Completion of banking and construction due diligence;

Development Management;

Nominations and other occupancy agreements;

Business Development and Stakeholder relations;

Estate Management for remotely based clients

Direct Development
Student Accommodation
Food Retail
Nursing / Sheltered Housing
Didtressed Situations
Wellgate House Development
Student Project Review