Neil Pickering

Neil Pickering

Development Director

4 Hardman Street,
Spinningfields,
Manchester,
M3 3HF

T: 0161 829 7817
M: 07523 502364

../Neil-Pickering

Neil is a Development Management specialist with almost 30 years of experience split between the public and private sectors. He possesses highly developed commercial skills and has operated in various senior management roles.

Neil joined GL Hearn as Development Director in 2017 having spent three years at Ridge and Partners LLP as a Development Manager.

Prior to this, Neil spent four years as a Head of Area for the Homes and Communities Agency in the Northwest, where he managed staff and programmes and helped shaped strategy. He also had an integral role in the disposal of public sector land / assets; oversaw the implementation of the North West Urban JESSICA Fund; and was a director of a public-private Partnership involving the Aviva Investment Fund and HCA. Before the HCA, Neil had been a consultant specialising in regeneration and development work in a range of projects across England.

He has a comprehensive understanding of how to assess and structure housing, commercial and mixed use projects with a particular focus around large schemes that involve some form of partnership between the public and private sector.  

  • Financial appraisal and modelling, including Planning Viability Statements;
  • Procurement of partnerships and asset backed delivery vehicles and establishing agreements where the collaboration of public and private sector partners is essential;
  • Public sector land disposal, including the preparation of development briefs to support market engagement exercises;
  • Feasibility studies, Development Strategies and leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver projects; and
  • Establishing Business Cases for public and private sector investment / intervention

Neil Pickering

Development Director

4 Hardman Street,
Spinningfields,
Manchester,
M3 3HF

T: 0161 829 7817
M: 07523 502364

../Neil-Pickering

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