New hire for HBD as it targets ambitious growth

Property developer HBD has hired Chris Newsome as Senior Development Surveyor as it targets ambitious growth.

HBD enjoyed another successful year in 2019, which saw its pipeline increase from £1bn to £1.6bn and ended with a complete rebrand, it’s new guise better reflecting the business, its team and its values.

Chris joins HBD from St Modwen, where he led on the delivery of the regeneration of the 450-acre former MG Rover site at Longbridge. He brings more than 27-years’ experience, having held roles with Simon Developments and global brands McDonalds and M&S, handling acquisitions across the North.

Chris will work across HBD’s Manchester and Leeds offices, supporting the expansion of its commercial development pipeline across the North.

Yorkshire media: Tom Wheldon, Director and Head of HBD’s Leeds office, said: “It’s fantastic to have Chris on board – he brings an enormous amount of experience and will be a real asset to the business as we launch our new Leeds office and explore exciting new development opportunities across Yorkshire and the North East.”

NW Media: Dean Thompson, Director and Head of HBD’s Manchester office, said: “We’re very pleased to have Chris on board – he brings a huge amount of experience and will no doubt be a real asset as we continue to invest in Manchester city centre and expand our wider North West development pipeline.”

Chris said: “It’s great to be joining at such an exciting time for the business – I look forward to working with the team to secure new development opportunities, while delivering the well-designed, high-quality schemes that have become synonymous with HBD.”

HBD has offices in Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Bristol and Glasgow and is working with a development pipeline of more than £1.6bn. Its diverse, UK-wide portfolio includes big-brand retail, office space and logistics, through to residential innovation and award-winning heritage projects.