Welcome to Carpe Diem Property

A Discerning Property Developer in London and the South East

1 Bedroom Property by Carpe Diem Property

Who We are and What We Do...

Carpe Diem Property (CDP) founded in 2013, are London based residential and mixed-use developers of brownfield land.

We focus on schemes across London Zone 2 outwards and across the South East & Central UK.

With over 30 years track record in property development, our expertise allow us to create and develop beautifully designed homes and smart commercial spaces, contributing to regeneration and communities over the long term.

We focus on land that is previously developed & work with complex urban sites to unlock value & maximise the sites full potential.

We grow through collaboration, discerning introductions and development opportunities that meet our Land Requirements.

We work with Land Owners requiring expert advice to achieve the highest land value, either via
outright unconditional purchase, land promotion or JV structured equity.

Our team always remaining personable, transparent and provide expertise, financial resource, integrity and
un-rivalled service that has given us a distinguished reputation across the industry.

If you are looking for a property developer with integrity in London, the South East or central England then we can most definitely help.

To find out how we can help you maximise your opportunity.

Please do download our Overview Brochure, JV Guide or our Land and Planning Brochure and don't hesitate to contact us.

Our Team

Ed Hector, Director

Ed Hector

Founder & Director
+44 7769 713 110
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Ed was immersed in property from an early age where his grandfather & father were senior partners in the company that now is Balfours. He studied at Oxford Brookes & in 2003 started developing residential led projects in London, Cornwall, Norfolk, Oxfordshire & Shropshire while balancing a decade in consulting & a further degree in Property Development.

Ed’s principal role is to focus on the company’s business development, originating new off market leads & managing the relationships of both investors & JV developer partner’s requiring equity via his UHNWI black book & has raised over £30m for our own and other developer partner's projects. His strengths are in deal structuring, negotiating & creating collaborations within the carefully selected JV partner team.

His wife Kate spent 20 years working at the highest levels of interior design and this expertise is leveraged to engineer optimum value throughout the process. With an envied black book, between the CDP team there are not many property questions we can’t answer and sites we can’t unlock.

James Fox, Director

James Fox

+44 7980 883 365
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James has over 20 years’ experience in residential and mixed-use developments.

Before co-founding Orbital Development in 2010, a company that specialises in planning and development, James was a director at CB Richard Ellis. 

During his time there James developed relationships with public and private landowners and institutions offering strategic consultancy and development advice.  

James plays an important part in CDP’s land acquisitions, structuring the partnerships, joint ventures and the delivery of our sites through the planning process.

Kevin Chitty, Head of Acquisitions

Kevin Chitty

Head of Acquisitions & Investments
+44 7522 728 223
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Kevin brings strong experience executing buy and sell-side transactions, capital raises (Equity & Debt) for development, investments and JV structuring. Also responsible for investment and development transaction origination, underwriting, structuring and capital raising. Kevin’s has a finance and banking background working on transactional analysis and deal modelling.

During his time Kevin has acquired and structured over £190m in Gross Development Value between residential, commercial and retirement projects. Kevin’s expertise lies in identifying off market opportunities, running deal analysis, structuring acquisitions and joint ventures, through to building the planning and design team and finally packaging the most suitable debt and equity structures.

Kevin completed his degree in Finance and a Masters in Real Estate with a focus on Modern Methods of construction and is currently working towards his MRICS accreditation as a chartered surveyor with the RICS.


Sustainable Development by Carpe Diem Property

Sustainable Development

As a modern forward thinking London and Home Counties property developer, Carpe Diem Property is committed to environmental issues as we are a responsible developer.

We aim to be one of the best London developers, ensuring sustainability is considered and implemented right from the initial phase of land acquisition, through design and construction, to sales and after sale services for our purchasers.

As a considerate London residential property developer we are proud to transact predominantly on brownfield sites where we will regenerate and restore sites that have fallen into disuse, and we focus on helping to improve both the local area and the local environment.

Considered Green Approach by Carpe Diem Property

Considered Green Approach

Our professional design team takes care to minimise carbon emissions, by producing energy-efficient developments; throughout the design and build phase, implementing the latest thinking and utilising the latest technology in our London and Home County residential led schemes.

We assess all sites for their ecological value to ensure bio-diversity is protected or enhanced through our development projects. Naturally we actively manage the reduction in waste and the recycling of materials throughout the London development projects.

Carpe Diem Property firmly believe that by optimising the sustainability potential of each development project at every phase it will provide the customer, the local community and the environment with long term benefits.


We’re expanding quickly and we are always welcome talented individuals approaching us to join our established London & Home Counties Property Development team.

We also welcome property professionals with a flair for entrepreneurship introducing themselves directly to see how we can collaborate together.

Carpe Diem Property’s success is built on the talent and commitment of our team.

We've recruited some of the brightest talents in the industry & reward accordingly, with an exceptionally competitive package & a structured career path.

It is thanks to their passion, experience and drive that Carpe Diem Property is recognised as a pioneering innovative, exciting and rapidly expanding entrepreneurial company.

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Always looking for the right person.

If you are ready to make a difference and as a property professional you have commitment, passion and ambition plus you are interested in joining us, we welcome hearing from you.

Please email
info@carpediemproperty.com with your covering letter / CV and indicate which position you would be interested in.

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