About Us
Philip Harcourt and Team, Cardiff


Development Solutions was formed in 2011 by Philip Harcourt MRICS FNZIV FPINZ in order to make available to a wider range of clients the skills, knowledge and expertise he has gained over more than 30 years in the development sector worldwide.” Philip’s skills are targeted at providing a specialist development service, delivering high-level strategic advice on development projects throughout the UK and abroad.

Philip is an experienced property professional with extensive and varied involvement in the real estate business in the UK and overseas, and has been involved in a diverse range of development and investment projects, both as a principal and a consultant.  He brings a wealth of experience in the acquisition and disposal, investment in and development of large scale mixed use and residential development sites, both green field and brown field, on a global scale. 

Philip came to the UK from New Zealand in the mid 1980’s, and is now based in the South-West of England, but advises on schemes throughout the UK plus Europe, Asia, Middle East & North Africa.  He is an acknowledged expert in development matters, and is frequently called upon to write and present academic papers on development topics internationally. Philip’s knowledge and experience in all aspects of the property life cycle is a major commercial asset for his clients, and the services that he offers them, including identification, acquisition, legal, financing, design, contract, delivery, letting, disposal and funding of real estate property and projects.  He has a good working knowledge of financial management and accounting principles and practices for both company and property accounting. His excellent knowledge of financial appraisal and modelling programmes, spreadsheets, databases and information packages is an important value enhancement to the projects that he works on.

Panel of Consultants

At Development Solutions, Philip is able to utilise his extensive network of contacts built up over many years in the senior levels of the industry to be able to ensure that the most appropriate, qualified and experienced consultant is made available to the client.  The team is selected  to best meet the demands of the  project.  This provides a bespoke and personalised service, under which the Consultant acts as the developer’s “critical friend” guiding the client through all aspects of the process offering a single point of contact for the client.

Having worked not only as a consultant, but also as a principal developer, investing in his own knowledge, Philip is able to deal effectively with both clients and consultants from a wide spectrum and over a broad range of projects. Clients can feel confident in Philip’s skills and commitment to seeing a project delivered holistically and profitably.  He is also committed to delivering a sustainable built environment.

History – Philip Harcourt


2001 - 2011

1997 - 2001

1991 - 1997

1989 - 1991

1987 - 1989

1979 - 1986

Development Solutions formed
Managing Director

Colliers International
Head of Development Consulting

Lambert Smith Hampton
Director Development

Bernard Howard & Partners

Ebury Property Holdings
Managing Director

Ebury Developments
Development Director

J P Morgan Associates

Contact Philip Harcourt:  philip.harcourt@devsols.com or mobile +44 (0)7717 546075