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Compulsory Purchase Surveyor (Associate/Director Level)

Birmingham , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677247297

Date published: 6-Jan-2020

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic CPO Surveyor, to join our market leading Compulsory Purchase team at CBRE. The current team of 16 includes highly experienced professionals whose robust knowledge of property and valuation means we can offer strategic advice on all types of schemes and projects.


Our team has worked on major infrastructure projects (roads and railways), town centre redevelopment schemes; regenerations schemes and have worked with energy and utility companies.


The successful candidate will provide clear compulsory purchase advice to guide acquiring authorities, developers and those affected by compulsory purchase throughout the process. The role frequently involves drawing together and coordinating advice from other teams within the Firm, or other members of the client team. This individual will be involved in site assembly and compulsory purchase projects from conception through order promotion to taking possession and negotiating compensation.


The ideal candidate will ideally be a qualified surveyor; with previous experience of land assembly and compulsory purchase for a range of projects. The individual must be a good team player and also able to demonstrate reliability, flexibility and initiative. The candidate must also have the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and be able to adapt to ever changing client and market requirements.


Key Responsibilities


• Preparing estimates of compensation payable
• Advising on compulsory purchase process and procedure/timescales
• Pre-Order site assembly negotiations
• Assessing and agreeing compensation claims on behalf of acquiring authority
• Preparing and negotiating compensation claims on behalf of claimants
• Working with development, planning, financial consulting and other teams to deliver integrated client advice
• Assisting with Lands Tribunal and Public Inquiry preparation as required
• Managing clients / projects (dependant on experience)


Person Specification


The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and must possess and/or be able to demonstrate:


• Experience or an interest in compulsory purchase work
• Wider planning/development/valuation experience preferred
• RICS Registered Valuer would be an advantage
• Strong analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills
• Highly developed communicator with the ability to make a good first impression
• Resilient, adaptable and above all, keen and enthusiastic with a hunger to learn and diversify
• A team player
• Confident to meet, network and socialise with potential and existing clients
• Good report writing and presentation skills


Future Prospects 


CBRE is committed to growing and developing the long-term strategy of the business as the world leader in real estate and real estate related services. There is every opportunity therefore to progress rapidly in an organisation, which prides itself on innovative thinking.


We offer a wide range of future career opportunities with an enormous depth of expertise to learn and benefit from.  This is an exciting time for the central London team with exciting existing and prospective projects with which to be involved.  There is significant opportunity therefore for an aspirational individual to be influential at a senior level in the wider CBRE organisation.