About Ideal Land

About Us

With over 20 years of property industry expertise Ideal Land has an honest approach to sourcing  interesting and off-market land acquisitions within the UK, tailored exactly to your needs.

We work with individual plot owners, developers, construction firms, businesses, architects and global property companies.

Our sites range from single plots to large sites that could be re-developed into individual homes,  multi-unit residential or commercial developments.

If you are looking to sell or acquire a site get in touch with our team today.

Our Team

The recent increase in powers for devolved local governments has enabled each city to design a transport strategy to accommodate their growing economy and enhance local, regional and national connectivity.

James Armstrong  – Founder and Managing Director

Putting people and sites together.

James’ passionate, personable attitude to building valuable partnerships with land owners and corporate bodies has led Ideal Land to great successes over the past 25 years.

His wealth of knowledge, high profile network and understanding of property markets connects the right developers looking for unique land sites with the right land owners seeking the best possible deal.

Stephen Hutt

Stephen Hutt – Finance Director

Loves crunching the numbers, optimising business processes and meticulous project delivery.

He joins the Ideal Land team after a successful career in the financial markets working with numerous top tier investment banks including Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, ABN Amro & Natwest Markets. His various roles over the past 25 years have covered institutional sales, trading, business process engineering, and project management. Most recently he was Head of Quantitative Strategy at a boutique asset management company in Mayfair for almost 3 years.

Stephen brings a wealth of financial, mathematical, business and project related knowledge. Throughout his career has specialised in fixed income and credit derivatives. He is an expert in all related aspects of valuation, financing, risk, process engineering and system development.

He has always been passionate about property, and in his ‘spare time’ he has been an active participant in numerous successful property developments over the past 8 years through an independent property development company in which he is a co-owner and director.

Ideal Land - Steve Lawn

Steve Lawn – Land Broker

Steve has an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School, majoring in Real Estate and Finance.

He joins the Ideal Land team after a dynamic career in the Australian Army which saw him deploy to a number of locations globally.

Steve brings extensive business and investment experience having co-founded and grown a number of Australian based businesses spanning the security, education, real estate and hospitality sectors.

Aside from his MBA, Steve also holds a Master of Arts in International Security Studies from Australia’s Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts (History) from Australia’s Newcastle University.

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