HBD’s Birmingham office ends 2020 with senior promotion

Property developer HBD has made a senior promotion within its Birmingham team, with Simon Raiye becoming a Director.

Raiye has played an important role in HBD’s expansion in the Midlands, relocating from Manchester when the developer’s Birmingham city centre office opened back in 2017.

He is leading on the delivery of one of the region’s largest regeneration schemes, the 44-acre Phoenix 10 project in Walsall, along with the redevelopment of Cornwall House; a prominent Jewellery Quarter site and HBD’s first residential scheme in Birmingham city centre.

Ed Hutchinson, Managing Director of HBD, said: “Since joining the business five years ago, Simon has consistently impressed us with his vision, judgment and expertise, and has played a key role in the growth of our development pipeline in the Midlands. We’re very pleased to be able to announce his well-deserved promotion.”

Simon added, “Despite its challenges, 2020 has been a strong year for our Birmingham office and this is personally a great note to end the year on.”

HBD has a diverse UK-wide portfolio, which includes office space and logistics, through to residential innovation and award-winning heritage projects. In addition to its Birmingham base, HBD also has offices in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, London, Bristol and Glasgow.