HBD boosts Leeds headcount with new Development Surveyor

Property developer HBD has added to its Leeds team, welcoming Richard Hinds as Development Surveyor.

He joins HBD from JLL where he spent four years as a Chartered Surveyor. He will support the delivery of both new and existing schemes across Yorkshire and the North East, including the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, The Chocolate Works and Wyvern Park in Skipton.

HBD opened its seventh UK base in Leeds in November 2019. Its launch coincided with a strategic brand overhaul to position the business for growth, and followed a successful year which saw its development pipeline increase from £600m to £1.6bn in under twelve months.

Tom Wheldon, Director at HBD, said: “It’s great to have Richard on board – he’ll be a real asset to our team as we push ahead with existing projects and continue to expand our pipeline, targeting schemes in central Leeds and further afield across Yorkshire and the North East.”

Richard said: “HBD is a very well-respected developer with a diverse range of projects – I look forward to working with the team to deliver the high-quality schemes synonymous with the brand.”

HBD has offices in Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Bristol and Glasgow. Its diverse, UK-wide portfolio includes big-brand retail, office space and logistics, through to residential innovation and award-winning heritage projects.