Local Authorities

Helping local authorities turn old into new for the benefit of local communities.

We help local authorities plan and deliver ambitious regeneration projects that create health, wealth and happiness. Through effective planning, astute risk management and insightful advice we can help you and your team to save time, reduce costs and grow the value of your estates to ensure maximum local impact.

End-to-end support

Our team can advise at all stages of the regeneration process from the formation of local development plans, and the facilitation of public consultation, through to tendering for developers and securing land through acquisition and compulsory purchases. We understand the financial and social value of your investment and we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcomes.

Letting and selling

When it comes to letting or selling completed developments, our experienced consultants will make sure you get the very best return, for the benefit of your local community. From the creation of detailed market reports and the targeting of on-and-off-market opportunities, to the negotiation of options, claw backs and development agreements, we are here to advise you and your team every step of the way.

Addressing economic decline and achieve economic growth and job creation through the built environment needs an understanding of the local area and market sectors. We advise on the changes that can be brought through a change in perception and delivery of development with a structured approach to achieve success.

Creating sustainable Transport Hubs

Being able to travel smoothly to, from and around any region is key to creating jobs and economic growth, and it forms a key part of the Levelling Up Agenda. JK has been advising Local Authorities and Network Rail on the development of transport hubs for over a decade. Our insightful and practical advice has delivered successful hubs in Hull, Sheffield, York and Hexham, with an ongoing project in Darlington. We also advised on the £40m acquisition of Teesside International Airport and the subsequent development of a 270-acre distribution and logistics scheme via a joint venture, to maximise impact on the local economy.

Attracting investors and developers

Enabling Local Authorities to arrest the declining value of derelict areas is another key feature of Levelling Up. The huge sums involved mean that private sector investment must be leveraged alongside investment from the public purse. JK has achieved this for a number of public sector clients by collaborating on the creation of innovative master plans that map out changes of use and help to create significant market demand. Our experienced team can help you to attract private sector investors and developers, giving them confidence in the viability of their investment and advising clearly on the formation of joint ventures or special purpose vehicles to drive projects forward and ensure value for money for everyone.

“Kevan is an industry specialist who is well connected in his sphere … he has the ability to make the right contacts at the right level to bring projects forward and into delivery. Kevan is professional in everything he does and he has been particularly useful in assisting AHTO with developing a footprint in the North East.“

Linda Robinson

Managing Director, AHTO

“Kevan and his team provide invaluable help and assistance on both the obvious and the complicated. Always available, really helpful and responsive.”

Neil Milburn

Development Director, Barratt Homes

“Kevan provided Turner & Townsend with invaluable support when we relocated our Newcastle office. His knowledge of the local area, agents, market conditions and how to achieve the optimum solution was exceptional. We are truly grateful for his insight and support in finding us a fantastic new location for our team here in Newcastle. Kevan is a true expert and would highly recommend if you have any property-related matters.”

Darren Laybourn

Director, North East Strategic Lead – UK & Global Head of Healthcare, Turner & Townsend

“Genr8 has taken advice from JK Property Consultants for many years, whenever we have been involved in or considering development schemes in the North East, they have an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the market's requirements.”

John Early

Chairman, Genr8 Developments LLP

“Tees Valley Combined Authority worked closely with JK Property Consultancy on the purchase of Teesside International Airport and on the development of the Southside business park on the site. At every stage, they were efficient, professional and thorough, helping us to easily navigate a complex and high-profile acquisition. I’d like to thank them for their assistance and would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending their service."

Steve Welch

Company Director, Bread&

“JK Property Consultants helped us in our search as a new business to find the best possible premises and location in which to set up our artisan bakery. There was a scarcity of small units fit for the food hygiene needs. Their knowledge of the availability of units, and the help and guidance given, enabled us to find suitable premises from which to grow and thrive through a very challenging economic climate”

Julie Gilhespie

Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

"I have known Kevan and JK Property Consultants for many years and have always experienced an expert, excellent and ethical service. We have most recently used JK Property Consultants to complete a substantial commercial property transaction and would not hesitate to recommend them. I am also aware of the work Kevan and the team do to provide advice and support around a range of property related matters which is equally as highly regarded."

Nicki Clark OBE

Chief Executive, We are Umi

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