Career Profile

Career Profile: Residential Development Consultancy

Name: James Underhill

Job Title: Residential Development Consultancy

I work in the Greater London Development & Sales team, overseeing a part of a wider London new homes sales & consultancy business.

Operating outside of Prime Central London in Zones 2-6, I specialise in Residential Development Consultancy and New Home Sales for both private and affordable housing providers.

My role is to advise developers from the acquisition of land through to practical completion of their developments.

Amongst other things, I advise clients on everything from development specification, pricing, layouts, marketing and sales strategies all the way through to the process of handing over properties to buyers and post-sale customer service.


  • I had a varied education that included state, prep, public (boarding) and grammar schools.
  • Following GCSEs, I completed a year of A levels before leaving school to begin my career.
  • I initially pursued a career in media before my first role in property 13 years ago.

Qualifications Achieved

  • I decided to begin work rather than undertake further education.

James Underhill

Director, Residential Development Sales

I cannot think of another industry that can offer such variety and fulfilment on a daily basis as well as a fantastic long term career path.