Jamie has been the instrumental figure behind the creation, growth and success of the Homes and Land businesses. His business acumen, vision and record in delivering planning approvals and high quality developments is exceptional, equating to tens of thousands of plots over his career across the Midlands and south of England.
Jamie is a qualified surveyor with over 25 years experience in the residential development industry and joined Barwood in June 2009 from Taylor Wimpey Strategic Developments where he was Director of the hugely successful Strategic Land Business.
Sam graduated with an honours degree in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University from where he was recruited by Taylor Wimpey to join their Strategic Developments division. Having ‘cut his teeth’ in the discipline of strategic land as a graduate, Sam rapidly progressed within the company securing a number of land deals and planning consents before joining Barwood in 2011.
At Barwood Sam’s role includes the acquisition of new land opportunities, management of projects through the planning system, landowner liaison, land disposals and investor relations. Sam has overseen the completion of a number of projects from identifying the planning opportunity through to obtaining planning consent and selling the land.
Rebecca joined Barwood in September 2012 and is a qualified town planner.
Prior to this Rebecca was a Planning Manager at The Co-operative Estates, where she was responsible for overseeing the promotion of sites within its non-trading land and property portfolios and has realised planning permissions for a number of large-scale and high-profile development schemes across the UK.
Prior to this, Rebecca was employed by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, a leading UK planning consultancy.
James joined Barwood as Land Director in 2015 following 10 years with Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land, where he was the Regional Strategic Land Director for its South West Division. Prior to that James worked as a land agent within Knight Frank’s residential development team.
James is focussed on securing new business opportunities in quality locations and delivering valuable planning consents. He has developed extensive strategic land expertise dealing with a huge variety of projects ranging from edge of village sites for under 25 homes to new settlements of over 6,000 homes. James is a straightforward operator who is skilled at maximising value, resolving complex problems and delivering planning consents whether the land is held in a single ownership or multi-party consortium arrangements.
Chris joined Barwood in 2018 as Land Director for the newly established South West region. Prior to joining Barwood Chris held several senior land, planning and technical roles within strategic land companies and also regional and national house builders. Chris has also spent time as a development consultant and as a land agent with Savills.
Chris’ primary focus is on the expansion of Barwood Land’s presence within South West by adding to its existing portfolio of land under promotion. Having over twenty years’ experience in the industry gives Chris an exceptional understanding and knowledge of identifying, acquiring and promoting strategic land opportunities from large consortium arrangements to smaller higher value edge of settlement sites. The experience Chris has gained working within the house building sector means he always has an eye on delivery and value engineering throughout the lifecycle of a project.
Beth joined Barwood in March 2014 and is a qualified town planner.
Prior to this Beth was a Planning Manager at Taylor Wimpey, where she was responsible for overseeing the promotion of sites within its strategic land portfolio. Beth has realised planning permissions for a number of large-scale and high-profile development schemes across the UK.
Kevin joined Barwood in January 2014 from Micros Systems, a NASDAQ listed company, where he held the role of Financial Controller for the Hospitality Division.
He is a qualified accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
At Barwood, Kevin is responsible for all finance support for Barwood’s strategic land businesses, and for financial planning and cash-flow forecasting across the group.
Julie is a Chartered Town Planner and Urban Designer and joined Barwood Land in March 2019 having previously held senior roles with both Miller Homes and Severn Trent.
Julie has a wealth of experience in managing Strategic Land portfolios, promoting sites and securing permissions successfully across the Midlands region and adds valuable planning expertise to the Barwood team.
Julie is also a member of RTPI General Assembly, and an appointed Design Council Built Environment Expert, advising on Design Review Panels for major development schemes proposed in the UK.
Sam joined our team in 2019 from Shoosmiths LLP where he was a General Practice Property Solicitor for 4 years after qualification. He has represented a handful of national, international and household name clients in many different types of transactions.
At Barwood Land, Sam is focused on negotiation and acquisition of strategic sites across the country with the intention of maximising value and improving legal processes.