About Ashley Evans

Ashley Evans

Managing Consultant

Ashley is Managing Consultant at York Street focusing on Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Programme Management, Planning, Development Management and Construction Management. Ashley has worked in the real estate recruiting sector for many years, delivering recruitment solutions to a wide array of clients through strong relationships and a flexible approach to finding solutions.

 
 
 

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Commercial Director
100,000 - 120,000

We have been retained by a consultancy practice, FRC Consultants who are the UKs leading experts in façade safety, providing a full-cycle, complete solution to façade safety and compliance.

Based in Romsey (this role is based 1 or 2 days per week in the office), FRC employ 44 people, turning over around £12m in professional fees with this set to increase quite substantially in the next financial year.

FRC are an extremely entrepreneurial business, not scared of change and this person will need to be of like mind. They actively encourage their people to contribute new ideas and in this role in particular, a commercial mindset where you can spot deals and opportunities in the market, even beyond their current service offering, would be of great benefit.

They are looking to recruit a Commercial Director to manage a team of 15 (both direct and indirect reports) consisting of quantity surveyors, building surveyors and fire engineers to effectively act as lead consultant, having a key input on new business deals, negotiating fees, ensuring all contracts are formed correctly and driving projects forward from a programme perspective, ensuring key milestones are hit.

A large part will be understanding resource allocation, forecasting what will be required at certain points and what skills and experiences are needed in good time to allow projects to run smoothly.

Beyond this role, there are new offices in the pipeline that will be opening and there will be a variety of avenues that will open as the company expands not just it’s geographical footprint, but service lines as well – leveraging off their extensive list of existing relationships.

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in discussing, please get in touch with Ashley at ashley@yorkstreet.co (just .co)

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Senior Cost Consultant

We are working with Cast Consultancy - a forward-thinking, progressive consultancy with an enviable client list including Argent, Landsec, Elysian and many others.

Cast were founded by Mark Farmer, government advisor on MMC (modern methods of construction) and we are looking to find a future leader in the business. Cast have 5 grades in their hierarchy with this will sit two steps from Director-level.

Whereas in some businesses you will never see the Partners or Directors, the leadership team are directly involved in every project, creating a collaborative working environment like no other, developing their team and directly rewarding those who perform. By example of what can be achieved, someone who joined as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor in 2016 is about to become a Director – evidencing a true meritocracy.

To ensure you are ready to achieve your ambitions, Cast have created a unique recipe that ensures you will be well prepared to successfully move up the ladder (if that is what you want to do). You pick where you want to get to and when you want to get there, and they will create a bespoke plan for you to achieve your goals along with the milestones and guidance needed to achieve your target. Outstanding work will be recognised and rewarded by the business owners with what they call 'real time recognition' - a monthly bonus in the form of financial reward, holidays or even concert tickets.

As a Senior Cost Consultant, you would be working with a collaborative team of 95 consultants where the Directors and owners of the business are actively involved at project level. So a rare opportunity to receive close mentoring on a day-to-day basis from those running the business and develop a well-rounded Director-ready skillset of technical excellence, client empathy and commercial acumen.

A generous market-leading salary and bonus is on offer along with flexible working and a relaxed "as appropriate" dress code.

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in discussing, please get in touch with Ashley at ashley@yorkstreet.co (just .co)

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Associate Director - Programme Managment

York Street is retained by ETL, (Essentia Trading Limited), to recruit an Associate Director to work with various leading clients in the healthcare and life-sciences space to support a range of programmes across Healthcare and Life Sciences projects.

ETL work on some fascinating projects ranging from the extra-terrestrial, to state of the art vaccine research facilities, vital work with NHS Trusts and a lot in between. This role will sit across several of their major projects giving a real variety of projects.

Being owned by Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, there is a real emphasis on well-being with the business offering agile / flexible working and the ability for this role to be carried out almost entirely remotely. With a genuine push on career development, in the past year, a quarter of their 80 staff were promoted.

In general, the role will be carrying out the following:

Programme Turnaround: Recovering impacted programmes to put them back on track with focussed intervention.

Programme & Project Health Checks: Providing assurance for programmes, are they on track and expected to deliver the expected benefits.

Programme Management Office: Providing governance, control, direction and coordination to complex programmes

Estates Reviews: Performing diagnostics and making recommendations towards the creation of more efficient and effective estates and facilities departments

Transition programme management: Supporting Strategy & implementing re-sizing programmes to introduce new ways of working and to achieve financial savings.

High Impact Risk management: Professionalising the risk management function of programmes, moving the risk register from the back of the report to the centre of programme decision making, supported by comprehensive quantification techniques.

If you would be interested in finding out more, please do get in touch at ashley@yorkstreet.co (just .co).

Senior Project Manager
£70,000 - £80,000

If you're working in Project Management in Construction & Property with a consultancy, you'll know what's involved - both the challenges and the rewards.

We are looking to add a 6th person to a team of 5 other project managers in RLFs London office over the next 3 years, develop them into some one capable of taking up a senior role within the PM team.

The business employ around 170 people - so a good size firm but not so large that you'll get lost in the background with most people working remotely 3 days of the week. You would have a major role to play in pushing the PM side to be their primary service offering - a new strategy to put them in line with the wider business, following a recent acquisition by an American firm, MGAC.

You'll know what a project manager does, but this role in particular will be focusing on the "front-end" of development - with a large focus on residential projects, namely the luxury, later-living market. That's not to say you won't ever be involved in the later RIBA stages or working on other sectors, but you'll need at least "some" exposure of RIBA stages 0 - 4.

If you're thinking what qualifications or accreditation you need, you'll need to be chartered through either the RICS, APM or CIOB.

With the company being fairly small but global, there will be plenty of opportunities to progress your career and get involved in projects both at home and overseas. A good package is also on offer with bonus you have every chance of achieving.

If this appeal to you, please get in touch with me at ashley@yorkstreet.co (just .co) for more info, or apply within.

If you're working in Project Management in Construction & Property with a consultancy, you'll know what's involved - both the challenges and the rewards.

We are looking to add a 6th person to a team of 5 other project managers in RLFs London office over the next 3 years, develop them into some one capable of taking up a senior role within the PM team.

The business employ around 170 people - so a good size firm but not so large that you'll get lost in the background with most people working remotely 3 days of the week. You would have a major role to play in pushing the PM side to be their primary service offering - a new strategy to put them in line with the wider business, following a recent acquisition by an American firm, MGAC.

You'll know what a project manager does, but this role in particular will be focusing on the "front-end" of development - with a large focus on residential projects, namely the luxury, later-living market. That's not to say you won't ever be involved in the later RIBA stages or working on other sectors, but you'll need at least "some" exposure of RIBA stages 0 - 4.

If you're thinking what qualifications or accreditation you need, you'll need to be chartered through either the RICS, APM or CIOB.

With the company being fairly small but global, there will be plenty of opportunities to progress your career and get involved in projects both at home and overseas. A good package is also on offer with bonus you have every chance of achieving.

If this appeal to you, please get in touch with me at ashley@yorkstreet.co (just .co) for more info, or apply within.

Project Surveyor
£55,000 - £60,000

The Real Estate M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory team is being setup as part of Deloitte's Advisory Corporate Finance practice, providing independent advice and first-class execution of real estate and infrastructure advisory opportunities.

The team will advise on acquisitions, divestments, buy-outs and capital raisings across the Real Estate sector, a significant number of which will be cross-border or international in nature. The team will be supported by a number of regional teams focussed on specific geographies, specialist industry teams and functional specialist teams covering areas such as valuations, business modelling and debt advisory.

Deloitte has been named the #1 Financial Advisor in Europe and Worldwide by M&A activity - 487 deals worldwide in 2020. Furthermore, Deloitte is also the most valuable "commercial services" brand in the world for the 2nd year running by Brand Finance, a leading brand consultancy, ranking ahead of all major professional service competitors.

The Real Estate M&A team will work closely with the Real Assets Advisory that provides consulting advice to public and private sector, and the Financial Investors and Institutional Tax teams that cover all the major sources of capital - Private Equity, Pension funds, Listed institutional landlord. As such, the team will have visibility across a wide spectrum of interesting real estate and infrastructure situations and access to global capital sources.

We are interested to speak to talented individuals ideally with an advisory background, experience and real interest in real estate. You may have trained in a bank, have an audit background, qualified as a chartered surveyor, CFA holder or been within a RE finance advisory practice.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Your role

We operate across all RE sub sectors and are seeing an uptick in real estate M&A activity focused on new age real estate like Logistics, data centres, co-living and student housing as well as repositioning of assets in the office and retail sectors.

As an Assistant Manager in the RE team you will be:

  • Working on a range of advisory projects with regular interaction with clients, banks, private credit funds, lawyers, advisors and other service lines
  • Assisting with day to day management of transaction processes, including the preparation of business reviews, information packs, management presentations, pitch materials, financial analysis and client communications
  • Conducting industry/company research for both deal origination and transaction analysis
  • Reviewing and/or preparing financial models, including analysing business forecasts, analysing scenarios and sensitising models
  • Preparing information packs, management presentations, financial analysis packs and managing client communication
  • Building a network across the various parties that are involved in transactions (e.g. PE houses, institutional funds, lawyers, advisors and other service lines within Deloitte)

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: London with occasional travel

Work pattern: Permanent full-time

Quantity Surveyor (Remote)
£60,000 - £80,000

We are working with a mid-tier Project & Cost Consultancy who are looking to add to their ranks and build out their QS capability in light of some major, recent project wins.

In particular, we are looking or someone with both pre and post contract experience in the London residential sector, initially to work on a prime residential development in London.

On offer is a salary of up to £75k, along with genuine opportunity to play a major part in building this side of the business, with partnership on offer further down the line as the business grows.

If this sounds like something you would like to understand more about, please get in touch or apply within.

ashley@yorkstreet.co (just .co).