Henry Boot Developments (HBD) has promoted Hamer Boot to investment and funding manager as it targets large-scale projects and builds relationships with potential funding partners.
Previously regional manager for Yorkshire and the North East, Hamer will now spearhead HBD’s asset management strategy and continue building relationships with funders.
Hamer joined HBD in 2013 having previously held roles with CBRE, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. He has led on numerous major schemes spanning the North of England, with his financial expertise proving hugely beneficial to HBD, its partners and to the successful delivery of schemes.
HBD has been active in the market for many years, delivering a wide range of schemes spanning office and industrial, leisure, retail and mixed use. However, recent years have seen the business successfully bring forward numerous large-scale developments throughout the UK, including its £250m Kampus project in Manchester, and Aberdeen’s £333m TECA scheme.
Hamer said: “Part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies, our financial backing, reputation for delivery, understanding of core markets and our dedicated team of project managers is a compelling offer for prospective funding partners. I look forward to working with funders to establish future opportunities to bring large-scale projects forward, while managing our investment portfolio to best effect.”
Ed Hutchinson, managing director of HBD, said: “Hamer benefits from a great deal of experience and financial expertise, which will no doubt continue to be invaluable to our business in his new role.
“Our development pipeline comprises a diverse mix of schemes, which remains our strategy moving forward. While we will continue to fund the vast majority of our projects, we are also targeting schemes at the top end of the scale and will be proactively seeking to build relationships with funding partners to bring those projects forward together.”