Our Business Development Team

The Land Trust’s Business Development team are responsible for acquiring new sites and bringing them under the Trust’s long-term ownership and management. The team has a wide variety of skills and experience and work with a variety of different partners to come up with land management solutions.

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Trevor Adey – Head of Business Development

Trevor Adey is Head of Business Development for the Land Trust, a national land management charity with responsibility for 70 green spaces across England. Trevor joined the Land Trust after 12 years at Savills in Manchester, where as a Director of Planning he advised landowners, developers and financial institutions on a wide range of town and country planning issues, promoting large-scale commercial and retail developments, strategic land and immediate residential schemes.

Trevor is now responsible for acquiring new open space opportunities for the Land Trust, turning unloved former industrial, waste and coalfield sites into valued community assets; and promoting the Trust’s rapidly growing residential service charge business through partnerships with some of the country’s largest landowners, promoters and developers on major urban expansions, new settlements, garden communities and regeneration sites.

Jeremy Brookes – Head of Business Development

Jeremy Brookes is a Chartered Surveyor with over thirty years’ professional experience. He joined the Land Trust in 2019 and is heading a concerted effort to win business from the top land promoters and Local Authorities in the South. He has dialogue with many companies who are working their schemes through the Planning system in order to meet the current strong demand for housing. This includes a number of the new Garden Towns and Villages which will produce many thousands of new housing units.

Jeremy was previously Head of Estates at a FTSE top 20 company for ten years and Partner at GVA (Avison Young) for twelve years. He has a wide experience of the property sector and his work has always been primarily transaction focused.

Joe Heath – Development Manager, Environmental Lead (BNG and SANG)

Joe Heath is Development Manager for the Land Trust with responsibility for acquiring new sites. He has considerable experience on Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) while he has detailed knowledge on implementing service charge across strategic residential developments from 1,000-5,000 units, including Healthy New Towns and Garden Communities. Recently Joe has led on the delivery of the Land Trust’s strategy for Biodiversity Net Gain, focusing on how we can acquire future sites that incorporate the delivery of net gain.


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