Property Chief Developments

Looking for a strong, dependable return on your land investment? Property Chief Developments transforms tired, dilapidated brownfield sites into stunning residential and commercial developments; creating value for both investors and their local communities.

Working with projects across the UK’s south coast (including Hampshire, Sussex and beyond), our close network of architectural engineers, planning experts and financial professionals can help bring your site to life - on schedule, on budget and with minimal investment risk.

Property Chief Developments is a division of Property Chief.

Why choose us?

  • Specialists in revitalising disused structures & brownfield sites
  • Working with new build projects and existing property refurbishments
  • Delivering exceptional build quality & timely financial returns
  • Dedicated team with over 70 years of industry experience
  • Impartial expert advice across all aspects of property development
  • Ethical developers & members of Campaign to Protect Rural England

Projects and Developments

Every project comes with its own set of challenges; especially when it comes to brownfield sites. How do you overcome the difficulties of urban development and produce a structure that serves the needs of the built environment and investors alike?

Rest assured - Property Chief’s experienced team are specialists in turning abandoned, unsightly structures into beautiful, desirable housing/office spaces.

From site assessment and demolition to planning legislation, architectural design and construction; our property experts can deal with everything.

Each project is tailored to match the style, architecture and layout of the surrounding environment, as well as the practical and cultural demands of the wider community.

All developments are carefully project-managed from start to finish; and with our trusted network of builders and contractors handling the construction, you can expect high quality craftsmanship without troublesome delays.


Property Investments

Whether you’re a landowner looking to sell your property, an independent entrepreneur looking for joint venture development opportunities, or simply an investor looking for a return on your money; Property Chief Developments is a name you can trust.

Our team can provide expert advice and guidance across all aspects of property development; including town planning, law, construction logistics and financial considerations.

With careful project management, detailed structured analysis and a proven track record in advising investors, we’ll help you mitigate the risks commonly associated with regeneration projects and earn a very healthy return on your investment.

You can rely on us for bespoke investment strategies tailored to your project needs and personal requirements - and we can help you secure funding to kickstart development via a range of reliable specialist funding sources, including self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) and small self-administered schemes (SSAS).

Meet the team

Richard Elliott-Martin

Richard Elliott-Martin - BSc PhD MRSC CChem - Managing Director

As head of Property Chief Developments, Richard has a passion for bringing dated and neglected structures back from the dead - creating lasting commercial value for investors and landowners, and bringing wider cultural value back to the UK’s cities and the people that live and work in them.

For him, every project represents an opportunity to reduce the unsustainable utilisation of greenfield sites, and to create beautiful living spaces to counter the country’s chronic housing shortages.

With over 19 years in the property industry (both here and in the US), Richard has established a proven track record and a wealth of knowledge in various aspects of property development; including buy-to-let projects, property sourcing, Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) and commercial leasing.

With a clear understanding of the needs of the end user, you can rely on Richard and his team to create stunning properties which draw the attention of buyers and renters.

Richard also manages Property Chief Lettings and Management, the asset management division of Property Chief.


Ritchie Clapson

Ritchie Clapson CEngMIStructE 

Ritchie is a chartered Structural Engineer and construction industry specialist with more than 35 years of experience in new builds and commercial/industrial conversion projects across the country.

Ritchie has worked on many iconic projects as both main designer and peer review engineer, including schemes such as the 2012 Olympic Stadium, Velodrome and Aquatics buildings; Wimbledon’s famous retracting roof and the world-renowned sculptures at The Goodwood Festival of Speed.

For two years Ritchie worked with Capita as Managing Director of the UK Structures Division and Board Director of the UK Design Division; advising businesses on turnaround and preparation for sale.

As well as working within a number of large corporate organisations at senior level over the course of his career, Ritchie also started his own structural engineering consultancy firm in 1998 - which was later sold to Capita in 2008.

As well as forming a crucial part of Property Chief’s dedicated team, Ritchie is also the CEO of Allbrook Developments; transforming existing commercial and light industrial spaces into residential apartments, as well as working on the development of new build residential sites.


Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer - Solicitor

Richard looks after the legal side of Property Chief’s land acquisitions and disposals. He has over 18 years of experience as a property solicitor, specialising in land development and commercial property.

Richard co-founded Converse Law in 2015 and leads a growing team of senior lawyers. The firm’s aim to always delight its clients, who are mostly developers and entrepreneurs.

Their clients appreciate direct access to a team of senior experts, who know how important it is to get deals across the line on time and on budget.

Richard’s specialist subject is the use of option agreements. An option allows us to use our time, expertise and funds to secure planning and add value to a landowner’s site.

Richard is well known in the property community and regularly speaks at property events.


Jon McDermott

Jon McDermott - Planning consultant

Jon McDermott is a Chartered Town Planner and Educator in planning and development, with over 16 years of experience in the public and private sector.

Jon works to develop project roadmaps, identify environmental concerns and secure planning permission for Property Chief’s clients; enabling development to move forward with confidence.

Having advised on over 500 development projects (and currently managing up to 60 planning cases as principal town planner of Town Planning Expert), Jon has the knowledge and expertise to tackle any development project - no matter how unusual. He specialises in flood risk management and prepares all of the Flood Risk Assessments for TPX.

Jon writes regularly in Your Property Network Magazine, Property Investor News Magazine and presents education for Whitebox Property on their Property Developers Secrets, Property Mastermind and Property Planning Masterclass - along with attending their retreats as a Mentor.


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