Investment and Development Advice

Investment and Development Advice

Offering developers and investors extensive knowledge and expertise that is required to meet their varied requirements.

The Thames Valley region represents one of the most dynamic commercial markets in the UK. Based in Reading, the “capital” of the Thames Valley, we cover all areas within the Thames Valley including Bracknell, Henley, Maidenhead, Marlow, Newbury, Slough, Windsor and Wokingham.

As well as having intimate knowledge of the local and regional market, Hicks Baker’s expertise extends beyond the Thames Valley, clients throughout the UK. The knowledge of our teams, combined with up to date market intelligence and understanding of Local Planning Authority requirements, gives our clients reassurance.

Hicks Baker will work with you on all aspects of commercial property development and investment.


In a world of fluctuating markets, investment in property requires a broad perspective.
Well-connected across the industry, Hicks Baker understands the property investment market. Our expertise enables us to manage the acquisition and disposal process to the client’s best advantage.

We work closely with clients to define investment objectives and implement strategies to deliver success.

Hicks Baker has a proven track record in acquiring investment properties for clients right across the UK.


To identify and progress successful development projects, local knowledge of market conditions and planning law is essential. Development projects take time to come to fruition and their performance is susceptible to market conditions that can change radically. With Hicks Baker acting as development consultants, landowners and developers benefit by receiving a flow of detailed market trend analysis to keep their projects on track.

  • Development services include:
  • Up to the minute supply and development pipeline data
  • Demand statistics across office, industrial and retail sectors
  • Market intelligence for current requirements – on and off market
  • Market trends
  • Insight into demographic changes
  • Local Planning Authority requirements (local plan and emerging LDF)
  • Relationships with local business and Local Government
  • Agency and marketing advice
  • Occupier priorities and requirements 

For further information on Investment and Development please contact Giles Blagden.

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