Sam Graham appointed head of South East development land agency

Sam Graham

BNP Paribas Real Estate and Strutt & Parker have announced that Sam Graham has been appointed as head of development land agency for the South East.

Sam will be based in the Strutt & Parker Guildford office, and joins from Redrow Homes where he held the role of head of land. Prior to this, he was senior land manager at Bellway Homes, and head of development agency at Cluttons for 18 years. He has over 20 years’ experience working for consultants and housebuilders specialising in development land acquisitions, disposals and valuations.

Notable projects Sam has worked on include agreeing heads of terms for a site with outline planning permission for 750 units at Uckfield’s Seghers Place, consultancy and disposal of 21 assets totalling £85m across Greater London for London City Mission, and strategic land advice for The Somerset Family over land in West Durrington which amounted to 760 units.

Graham’s appointment is the latest within Tom Stanley’s growing national development & planning team totalling 65+ people as he rolls out the firm’s strategy to capture increasing demand for infrastructure and regeneration project support across the UK. It follows James Barrett joining as national head of affordable housing.

Tom Stanley, head of development & planning at BNP Paribas Real Estate commented: “The UK has an abundance of underutilised land that could be allocated for development. The South East is the second most developed UK region and as such requires a particular expertise to unlock more potential, of which Sam is the ideal candidate.”

Sam Graham, head of development land agency, South East at BNP Paribas Real Estate added: “Joining such a collaborative team at its growth phase is incredibly exciting. I look forward to utilising my consultancy and client experience to bring added value and expertise.”

Combining the experience and history of BNP Paribas Real Estate and Strutt & Parker, the development and planning teams support landowners, developers, funds and local authorities to unlock development opportunities across all asset types. They have a strong track record in extracting value from complex projects, combining their local knowledge with technical expertise.

The appointment of Sam follows Charlotte Fullard joining office agency based in Birmingham, Jonty Rawcliffe being promoted to ESG and sustainability lead for property management, and James Littlewood as head of UK data transformation, demonstrating BNP Paribas Real Estate’s continued drive to connect clients with opportunities and sustainable property solutions through expert advice, insight, and financial acumen, supporting them to create long term outperformance and value in a changing world.