Watson Howick


We advise a select but diverse group of clients including PLC house builders, housing associations, private developers, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. This gives us the capability to operate in different markets and is reflected in the wide range of transactions that we have carried out.
Watson Howick provides expertise combined with an entrepreneurial flair. Providing a service built around trust and integrity combined with a practical ability to make deals happen is paramount to what we do. Our reputation is important to us and we  work with clients who share our values. We provide an exceptional service for our exceptional clients.

The projects page provides examples of development and investment deals that Watson Howick has delivered.

Simon Watson

Simon founded Watson Howick in 2008 specialising in residential and mixed use development, Simon is trusted by clients and partners who rely on his integrity and judgement as well as his ability to make deals happen.

Our wide experience allows us to put clients one step ahead of the competition. We are committed to seeing Watson Howick achieve ever more exceptional results for our clients and partners.

Expertise with entrepreneurial flair.

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We specialise in the acquisition and disposal of residential lead development opportunities in London and the Home Counties.


Development Agency
We are market leaders in the acquisition and disposal of residential-led development opportunities in London and the Home Counties. As our track record demonstrates we are successful in all geographic areas of the market from prime central London to the regions and will pursue with the same commitment any viable site. We specialise in locating off market land or buildings and clients trust us to bring them qualified and deliverable opportunities.
Strategic Land
We can advise on selecting the right joint venture partner or promoter to unlock the maximum value from strategic land sites. We can offer landowners the right strategic partnership and funding and we work with best in class clients and partners looking at sites throughout the UK.
We require land and buildings for retained clients, including but not exclusively residential, mixed use, student housing or offices. This requirement covers both development and investment. Watson Howick always works directly with the client and is retained on purchases. This is fundamental to how we do business. Any opportunities brought to us will be dealt with in strictest confidence. Please contact us to speak to Simon Watson directly about your requirement or about a disposal.
Development and Planning consultancy
Watson Howick can assist in the following areas: development viability; appraisal; value engineering; market analysis; all planning services from initial assessment to running applications, s.106 provision; all technical guidance including building surveying, quantity surveying, party wall, environmental assessment and so on; site delivery from appointing contractors through to sales and marketing, appointment of legal advisors and such forth.
Capital Raising and Positioning
We are experts in finding synergies between our clients. We welcome the opportunity to discuss requirements to invest or locate funding and make meaningful introductions. Our objective is to marry up funding capability with know- how to create a solid platform from which our clients can successfully transact.
New Homes
Watson Howick offers exclusive access to off-market opportunities from our development clients. We also work closely with carefully selected agency partners and can assist clients beyond the initial purchase of a development opportunity or existing project to appoint an agent to market their product in the UK or Internationally. As part of our development advisory service we will work closely with our partners who can provide new homes appraisals for clients on proposed schemes.

We strongly believe that the best approach to client service is to focus on what you know.



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Watson Howick offers exclusive access to off market opportunities from our development clients.

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