Hayfield has appointed Rosie Dakeyne as a Senior Land Manager to target the M40 corridor and cover prime development opportunities within the counties of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands
Dakeyne has joined the company with nine years’ experience industry experience.
Previously, at Countryside Properties PLC she was Land Manager for the Western Home Counties division and prior to that she was an Associate Director on the land and planning side for Montreaux.
Before switching to the client-side, Dakeyne worked at Strutt & Parker as a Land Agent and Consultant for six years. Here, she acted on behalf of developer and landowner clients.
‘Hayfield is currently in full land acquisition mode’
Andy Morris, managing director of Hayfield said:
“Hayfield is currently in full land acquisition mode. We have invested £30m in residential land in a short space of time, and we are continuing our drive to buy many more sites by appointing Rosie to identify opportunities along the M40 corridor.
“Although the land market for prime residential sites is hugely competitive, it works in our favour when landowners want to create a real legacy and negotiate with only the highest quality aspirational housebuilders.
“Our eco-focused specification – which has featured Air Source Heat Pumps and electric vehicle car chargers as standard since 2020 – is helping to put us in the running for some exceptional new development opportunities.”
Hayfield has significant experience in compiling bids, negotiating deals and guiding purchases through the legal process and assessing a site’s feasibility for development.
Working alongside colleagues at Hayfield, she will manage projects through the planning and design stage, so that she can achieve deliverable planning permissions.
‘I am delighted to be joining Hayfield’
Rosie Dakeyne, senior land manager for Hayfield said:
“Having grown up in Solihull and Warwickshire, I am delighted to be joining Hayfield to cover a central patch that I know so well. The residential land market is competitive and busy, but I am looking forward to identifying suitable sites, enabling Hayfield to capitalise on the gap in the market for eco-efficient premium family homes.”
The current live sites that that Hayfield is managing are in: Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire.
Hayfield is expanding its land department is in line with aims to deliver a turnover of £150m during 2022. The company is getting ready for delivery of 500 homes annually, supported by a portfolio of sites to enable visible production into the future.