Delivering More and Better Homes across the South West
September 10th 2020
Residential Development Director, South
Duncan joined Muse Developments in June 2009 as Residential Development Director. He brings a wealth of residential experience to the company and is advising on new and existing schemes across the Muse portfolio as well as running the day to day development management of the English Cities Fund schemes at Canning Town and Plymouth and is a Director of the Joint Venture vehicles that are developing out Wapping Wharf in Bristol. To date, Duncan has overseen delivery of over 1,200 homes alongside all the commercial and community uses on these important schemes.
Previously development director at Crest Nicholson, Duncan led a development team ultimately responsible for the identification and acquisition of opportunities through the submission of planning applications to delivery of planning consents and handover to the construction team.
The team increased acquisition targets from 230 units in 2003 to 520 units in 2007. The portfolio was a mix of brown and green field land and ranged from the CABE gold standard award winning 1,300 unit Ingress Park scheme near Dartford, Kent to four large detached houses in Coulsden, South London.
Other projects include successfully leading a Crest Nicholson project team in a design competition set up by English Partnerships on their Sixty K House project. This resulted in one of the country’s first applications of off-site manufactured SIPs panels in an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ scheme. He also helped set up, and held a directorship of, a joint venture company between Crest Nicholson and Bioregional Quintain to develop a trailblazing scheme in central Brighton to promote sustainable good practice and with ambitions to be one of the UK’s first truly Carbon Neutral schemes. Duncan led large consultant teams from project inception and throughout the development process.
National Head of Planning Development & Regeneration
Jo Davis is National Head of Planning Development & Regeneration in the Bristol office of property adviser, GVA. Heading up the Planning, Development and Regeneration team across the South West and Wales, her twenty years’ experience in the industry has seen her involved in the planning of many of the region’s most prominent regeneration projects, residential housing developments, and complex brownfield site developments, working alongside companies and organisations such as HCA, St Modwen, Change Real Estate, Skanska, Goodmans, Royal London, Linden Homes, and Barratt Homes.
Jo is a firm believer in taking the holistic view to achieving commercially deliverable and sustainable development. Aware of both the opportunities and obstacles to effective delivery, she has an extensive understanding of what is achievable in this emerging market.
Executive Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management
In July 2019, Stephen was appointed as Executive Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management for the Partnership between Yarlington Housing Group and Radian Group. Stephen is currently responsible for leading the property directorate of the business to ensure the growth of good quality new homes, spanning all tenures, across the region. He is responsible for asset management, including landlord compliance, and leads the sales and home ownership team. Stephen has worked in the housing sector for 27 years, initially as a volunteer in direct access homeless hostels before pursuing a career in housing management and more latterly, development and asset management. He has worked in local government and the housing association and voluntary sectors, both regionally and nationally.
Stephen is a Board Member of Bron Afon in South Wales. He is also a member of the CIH South West regional Board andattended the National Housing Federation Influencing Academy in 2017. Stephen first joined the CIH in 1997 and is now a Fellow. In 2018, he was the winner of the Exceptional Contribution by a CIH Member award, in the South West.
Head of Acquisitions
Kelly joined Homes England in 2014 as a Senior Development Manager, before recently moving into her current role as Head of Acquisitions in the Land and Development directorate. Kelly is responsible for managing acquisitions in the South West where she acquires housing sites that require public sector intervention to bring to the market. In her previous role, Kelly led on bringing forward sites across Hampshire and the South West region and was responsible for increasing Homes England’s new home starts in Bristol from zero to over 900 in two years.
Prior to joining Homes England, Kelly worked for local authorities including leading on the Development Agreement negotiations and compulsory purchase order implementation for the successful Bracknell town centre regeneration – one of the largest town centre regeneration schemes delivered in the UK over the past decade.